Monday, December 12, 2011

Up on the house top reindeer paws..

Actually, these reindeer don't have paws which makes them even quicker to make! Just wanted to share a fast lollipop cover project. It's not too late to make something small to tuck into a stocking or give out to co-workers!
Like the penguin, we're using oval punches (all Marvy Uchida unless otherwise notated).

First, take some brown cardstock and punch out one oval with the pink oval. Next, take a lighter brown cardstock and punch out an oval with the blue oval punch.

Place the light brown oval along the bottom horizontally across the larger oval and tape in place. From the other side, trim off the excess to form the muzzle.

For the ears, use the peach oval punch and punch out two ovals from the brown cardstock and

one from the light brown cardstock.(sorry photo angle makes them look like circles, but they are ovals.)

Cut the light brown one in half and glue one half to each of the brown ovals to form the inner ears.

For the eyes, I used the EK Success 5/16" circle punch and punched two circles on a scrap of white cardstock. If you want smaller eyes, you can use a 1/4" circle punch. Then you take the peach oval punch and center over the openings and punch out the eyes.

Place some scraps of black behind and glue in place.

Place the eyes above the muzzle and glue in place. Place the ears behind the top of the head and glue in place as shown.

I used a red flat back crystal for the nose, you can use a pom pom or punch out a heart or circle, whatever you prefer.

For the antlers, I used beige cardstock and cut out a pair of flourishes from this Sizzix die.

Taped the flourishes behind the top of the head. Look! The antlers form a heart!

Punched a tag from the purple shipping tag punch and then made a 1/4" hole near the pointed end.

Tape the reindeer to the tag. Put a strip of double stick tape on the wrapped lollipop.

Slip the lollipop stick through the hole.and tie a bow on the stick below. Use the white Galaxy marker to dot the eyes for highlights.

Here's the finished reindeer lollipop cover. Originally made these as a make and take at Hilo Ace Hardware's 60th celebration in November. You could make a whole herd and place them on a lollipop stand for a centerpiece or give them out to your "deer" family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have an awesome week!


  1. Super sweet project! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Great tutorial Joy! I love punch art. TFS
    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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