Out of all the crafting mediums, paper is one of my favorites. You can make almost anything. Any design. Any color. Any size. It’s so perfect. Every mantle needs decorations at Christmas. Seriously. This is where I go a little nuts. There are garlands-galore, candles, glitter, snowflakes, antlers, etc. I can tell you that Logan really enjoys it… This santa & reindeer garland is the second project in Mission: Merry 2012! It’s easy-peasy and can be hung many different ways. Just take some scissors, an afternoon, and prepare yourself for the cutest little reindeer to have ever lived. Download at the bottom of this post!
To make your own santa & reindeer garland you’ll need:
- Downloadable template for sleigh and reindeer
- 5 large sheets of light brown cardstock
- 4 large sheets of dark brown cardstock
- 1 large sheet of red cardstock
- brown or red twine
- jingle bells
- scissors and hot glue
Download the template for the sleigh and reindeer. Trace the reindeer onto the brown cardstock and cut out. Be gentle with the antlers! They’re fragile! Trace the sleigh on the red cardstock and cut out.
Wrap the twine around the reindeer’s necks (this isn’t animal cruelty) and hot glue in place if necessary. Hot glue the twine to the back of the sleigh to keep it upright. Hot glue one small red jingle bell onto Rudolph’s nose, and thread extra bells onto each end of the garland. Drape over your mantle. Tape in place with some cute washi tape. Sing Wham’s “Last Christmas” while dancing around the living room. Merry Christmas indeed.
Download the template here: Santa & Reindeer
photo cred: Ashley Swapp Photography
**no reindeer were harmed in the creation of this garland**