It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I am really enjoying decorating for Christmas, it takes me forever but I’m making tons of progress, hopefully I’ll show you all soon. In the mean time, I have a new project to share with you, my DIY Wooden Reindeer!
One of my favorite things to work with is recycled wood. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that our fence blew down in a wind storm a few weeks ago, and we had to rebuild part of it. What a bummer! But on the bright side, I was able save some of the wood scraps from the fence posts and made these super easy DIY Wooden Reindeer!
If you like super fun, inexpensive and really easy projects, then the is for you. Oh and you get to use power tools too. Bonus.
My blocks were already cut because I used scraps from our fence, but you could easily cut your own blocks using a circular saw. Mine measure about 10 inches.
I gently, sanded down the rough edges and then gave them two coats of left over white interior paint and let them dry.
Next, I measured down two inches on either side and drilled holes for the branches. I made the holes slightly bigger than the branches. I found that drilling straight down for 1/4″ first, then angling it made it easier.
Then place a little wood glue inside and stick in your branches.
For the noses, I picked up a pack of wooden buttons from the hardware store (you can find them in the molding section) and gave them a coat of a little mixture I came up with, Americana Gold Metallic combined with Jaquard Products Pearl EX Gold Pigment.
Then I glued on the noses and these babies are done!
What did I tell ya, super easy and super inexpensive.
I originally shared this project on The 36th Avenue.