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Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Wire Reindeer


Simple materials and tools make this fun little chenille wire reindeer. Give him a red nose like Rudolph or a natural color like Santa's other reindeer. Or, use purple and orange!

Chenille Wire Reindeer several on display

Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Wire Reindeer Materials and Tools:

  • Five (5) chenille wires; 12 inches long
  • Ribbon
  • Small pom-pom
  • Glue
  • Ruler 
  • Scissors
  • Needle nose pliers

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.

Chenille Wire Reindeer materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Wire Reindeer:

Make the first bend at 2 1/4 inches from one end of two of the chenille wires.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 1 make first bend at 2.25 inches

Twist the two wires together at the bend.

Hint: At each wire twist instruction, twist just enough to hold the wires together. Too many twists will use too much wire and not have enough length to finish the shape.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 2 twist wires together

Make the second bend and twist at 2 1/4 inches from the first bend.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 3 make 2nd bend and twist together

Make the third bend and twist at 1 1/2 inches from the second bend.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 4 make 3rd bend and twist together

Make the fourth bend and twist 1-inch from the third bend.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 5 make 4th bend and twist together

Make the fifth bend and twist 3/4 inch from the fourth bend.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 6 make 5th bend and twist together

Hold the wires to form a small triangle for the head and to form the neck.

At the base of the neck, twist the two wires together for the front legs.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 7 twist front legs together

Measure the front legs at 2 1/4 inches from the wire twist.

Trim any wire in excess of 2 1/4 inches. 

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 8 trim front legs

Fold the remaining three chenille wires in half.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 9 fold 3 chenille wires in half

Wrap one of the chenille wires around the base of the neck wires and the wires that form the front legs.

Pull snugly and twist the wires together. This holds the neck and legs together.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 10 twist wire around neck

Pull the two ends of the wire down the front legs.

Fold one wire end around one of the legs and the second wire end around the other front wire leg.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 11 fold wire around legs

Twist the wires together 1/4 inch from the ends of the legs to form the hooves.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 12 twist wires for hooves

Wrap the ends of the wire over the back behind the neck.

Use the needle nose pliers to crimp and hide any pointed wire ends.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 13 fold wire ends over back

Insert one of the remaining chenille wires through the top of the triangle for the head.

Pull snugly and twist the wires together.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 14 twist wire through head

Fold each side of the wire at 5/8 inch from the twist to form the ears.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 15 bend wire for ears

Make a twist in the wire at the base of the ear and open the formed loop.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 16 twist ear wires

Press the wire ends along the neck and down the back.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 17 bend wires along neck and back

Use the last chenille wire to twist around the wire ends and the back of the shape at the hips. 

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 18 twist wire at hips

Fold each wire end around each of the legs.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 19 bend wire around legs

Twist the wires at 1/4 inch from the ends of the legs to form the hooves.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 20 twist wires for hooves

Pull the ends of the wires above the back and twist together.

Use the needle nose pliers to roll the ends of the wire to form the tail.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 21 bend wire ends for tail

Cut a piece of ribbon 12 inches long.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 22 cut ribbon

Tie the ribbon into a bow around the chenille wire reindeer's neck.

Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 23 make bow

Glue the small pom-pom for a nose to the front point of the triangle head.

Note: I didn't wait for the glue to dry before taking the picture - the white tacky glue will dry clear.

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 24 glue nose

The Chenille Wire Reindeer is finished and ready to guard a candy dish or to become one of several reindeer to pull Santa's sleigh. 

Chenille Wire Reindeer step 25 place on display

Inexpensive materials and tools become a fun three dimensional decoration that can stand alone or be one of many. Too, you can add a yarn loop under the ribbon to hang the little decoration on a tree.

Have fun!

The Chenille Wire Reindeer is a fun project for the young in years and the young at heart.


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