DIY PAINTED REINDEER CHRISTMAS CARDS
These little Christmas reindeers are super easy to make and best of all, you hardly need any supplies. The problem with alot of Christmas crafts is you need to buy paint materials that you’ll probably only use for that project. It goes something like: buy a big pot of gold glitter, only use a pinch, use leftover gold glitter on everything you make for the next 5 years. Not with this project! The materials you need are general purpose items you probably already have around the house.
HOW TO MAKE REINDEER CHRISTMAS CARDS
YOU WILL NEED
- A thumb or finger
- Brown paint (or red, yellow and blue if you’ll be mixing your own)
- White paint or white gel pen
- Red felt for the nose – but you can use any material or paper you have laying around
- Black fineliner
- Piece of card or you can even use a tile to put up on your kitchen wall.
1. MIX UP YOUR PAINT
If you’ve bought brown paint then you’re good to go. If not, you can make brown by mixing red, blue and yellow.
I prefer to mix my own because the reindeer face will be made from varying shades of brown rather than being flat colour.
2. PRINT YOUR REINDEER FACE
Stick your thumb in the paint and press it down firmly on card. It doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect, your reindeer will have more character!
3. CUT OUT THE NOSE
I’ve used red felt for the nose but you can use any fabric or paper you have to hand.
Glue the nose to the bottom of the thumb print.
4. GIVE YOUR REINDEER SOME EYES
Put two small blobs of white paint onto the face and allow to dry. Once the paint is dry draw on some eyeballs. Don’t worry if you’re reindeer looks a bit boss-eyed, tis the season to be merry!
5. DRAW ON THE DETAILS
Use a fineliner to give your reindeer some personality. Add some antlers and accessories such as a scarf.
6. FOLD CARD
Fold your card in half or cut out your reindeer to make gift tags.
You could create Wintery backgrounds, add other animals, use glitter to create snow or make whole families of reindeer. If you like your Christmas cards minimal just add one reindeer for something neat and simple.
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