This reindeer wreath can be done a few different ways, so please feel free to be creative! Eyes and nose on the top? Makes a surprised reindeer. Eyelashes? Turns it into a girly reindeer. No eyes? A more subtle reindeer.
I settled on this look after asking people on Instagram (do you follow me over there yet?) which they like best. And yes, I know his eyes are a little wonky. I’m just going to pretend that’s because I like how goofy he looks and not because I’ve been crafting for 48 hours and simply don’t care to fix them anymore.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the reindeer wreath:
1 14″ wreath form
75 yards of brown tulle on a spool (or the equivalent, cut from 4.5 yards of tulle) cut into 15″ strips
1 large styrofoam ball (I prefer the smooth styrofoam)
1 12″ wooden dowel (can find these in the cake decorating section at the craft store)
Krylon Glitter Blast in Cherry Bomb (or some other way to cover the ball in red glitter – I HIGHLY recommend this spray!)
If you plan to add eyes, you’ll also need:
2 styrofoam balls (mine were the same size as my nose), with pupils painted on them
A handful of toothpicks (you really only need 2, but sometimes they break)
And you might also want to accessorize your reindeer with a large jingle bell and a bow.
There are 2 different types of antlers you can make. For this post, I’m going to use the antlers made from craft foam. You’ll need:
1-2 sheets of white craft foam
2 wooden dowels (the same kind used for the nose)
Pencil & scissors – obviously
First, spray your styrofoam ball you’ve set aside for the nose with the Krylon Glitter Blast (OMG THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!). I recommend doing it outside, on a tarp. I stuck the wooden dowel into the ball and propped it inside an old water bottle so I could spray the entire ball and not worry about it rolling around. You can do this the day before to be sure it’s completely dry, but you should be okay to use it (carefully) after an hour.
Next, tie the 15″ strips of tulle around your entire wreath until it’s nice and fluffy.
Cut your wooden dowel down to where only about 2″ sticks out from the ball. I use this to secure the nose instead of a toothpick because the nose is sitting right on the front of the wreath, not on top of it. Before you stick your nose onto the wreath, use a piece of the dowel you cut off to “pre-drill” the hole, in a sense.
GLITTER! By the way, a big reason why I love this glitter spray stuff so much is because there is minimal glitter shedding with it. It all pretty much sticks to what you spray it on.
Free-hand your antlers (or check with Google for a template), and cut them out of the craft foam. Mine were about 10″ high, leaving 2″ of the wooden dowel sticking out after I hot glued it to the center back.
If you want to give them so extra pizzaz, you can always cut them out of glittery craft foam, or use some Krylon Glitter Blast in Diamond Dust. I swear these people are not paying me, I’m just obsessed with this stuff.
After your antlers are done, just insert them into the top of the wreath, again “pre-drilling” the holes with another dowel. And there you have it!
Now I have one more version to show you. This guy is a little more subtle, a little less goofy.
I’ll have the tutorial on how to make his more realistic antlers up in just a bit. Make sure you check out my Santa Tulle Wreath, too!