Stampin’ Up Owl Builder Punch
EK Tools Large Deer Head Punch
Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set
1.6 cm Circle Punch
8 mm Wiggle Eyes
Paper or Cardstock
Twine or String
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider or other Rolling Adhesive
Red Glitter Wink of Stella Brush
To wrap the Mentos, use a piece of 5.5” by 3” paper or cardstock. Adhere it with a tape glider. There are two kinds of reindeer. For the first, cut out one deer head and two owl bodies. Sandwich the deer head between the owls so that just the antlers stick out. Adhere with tacky glue. Cut out a 1.6“ circle and a red glitter circle from the owl builder punch. Add wiggle eyes. Adhere the small elements with tacky glue. Tie bells onto a piece of 20” string. Then, wrap the string around the Mentos several times and tie a bow. Adhere the reindeer head with foam adhesives. This type of reindeer is time intensive. That is why it is recommended that you mass produce the heads so that they dry while you wrap the Mentos. Then, you can assemble them all at once. The other type of reindeer is easier to make. Stamp the reindeer from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and then punch out with the coordinating punch. Color the nose with the red glitter brush or glitter glue. Color the antlers with a brown or caramel colored stamp marker. Adhere the heads with foam adhesive. Prior to these two designs, I made antlers by cutting them out of the Sizzix Thinlits Die, Merry Christmas by Debi Potter. The antlers were wide and very nice but I found this method very time consuming.
Note: I was first inspired by a post in which someone used the Tree Builder Punch from Stampin’ Up for their antlers. That led me on a quest to figure out ways to make these.
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