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Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

It’s Christmas in July! And I’m busy as any elf working on some Christmas projects for your enjoyment. Start now and you will Wine Cork Reindeer for Christmas in July be all ready when time seems to be at a premium during the holidays. When Christmas rolls around you can hang this little guy on the tree or just stand him upright. Use the Mini Bowdabra tool to make him a perfect little bow tie.

You will need:

  • Two wine corks
  • 2 ½” wooden picks (available in craft stores)
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Heavy scissors
  • Two geometric colored paper clips
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Small red pom pom
  • Tacky craft glue
  • Small pointed awl
  • 10 inches of 7/8” wired Christmas print ribbon (You may substitute solid color ribbon if desired)
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Mini Bowdabra with Hair Bow Tool and Ruler

Instructions:

1. Mark four dots on the underside of one wine cork for the leg.

Make Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

2. Turn over and make another mark about ½” from the edge centered between the opposite side leg marks. (Neck mark)

3. Use the awl with a twisting motion to drill holes about ¼” down in the four leg mark areas. Turn over and do the same with the neck hole mark.

Create Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

4. Measure 1 ½” from a wooden pick and cut with heavy scissors. Repeat for three more picks. You will have a total of four 1 ½” legs.

How to make Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Bowdabra Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

5. Use the leftover pick from one of the legs to cut a 1” piece for the neck.

6. Dab a bit of tacky glue on the ends of each prepared leg pick and insert into the holes you made. Make sure you insert them the same lengths. You can measure by standing upright.

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer tutorial

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Handmade Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer for holidays

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

7. Insert the 1” pick piece in the neck hole.

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer with Mini Bowdabra

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

8. Measure ¾” from the end of a second wine cork, mark and make a hole. Add some glue to the end of the wood pick in the body hole and insert the second cork.

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer with Bow Making Ideas

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

9. Pry apart a colored geometric shaped paper clip. Use the awl to make two holes on the top of the head and insert an opened paper clip on each side. (Antlers made)

How to use paper clip

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Make geometric shaped paper clip

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

10. Add two dots of tacky glue on the top of the reindeer and attach two wiggle eyes. Glue on a small red pom pom on the front for a nose.

Perfect Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

11. Make a mini bow tie. Using the Mini Bowdabra with ruler attached, insert a 6-inch piece of bow wire lengthways.

Mini Bowdabra Tool

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

12. Cut a piece of 7/8” wide printed wired ribbon. Place the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to create a 1” tail. Next, fold the ribbon to form a loop at the 1” mark.

Bow making ideas with Ribbon

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

13. Fold a matching loop on the other side and trim the ribbon at the 1 inch mark. Use the wand to scrunch down the ribbon.

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Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

14. Pull the wire tightly.

Create classic & adorable reindeer wine cork

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

15. Remove the bow and tie a knot on the back. Trim the wires short.

Wine Cork Reindeer with Bowdabra ribbon

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

16. Fluff and arrange the bow. Add some tacky glue onto the back of the bow and attach to the front of the reindeer.

Beautiful Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

 

17. Your reindeer is complete.

Gorgeous Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

Wine Cork Christmas Reindeer

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Adorable Wine Cork Reindeer for Christmas in July celebration

     
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