December 16, 2011

Reindeer Advent Calendar

This year I kept playing with different ideas for Advent Calendars until it was almost too late to make them. Since they were going to hold little Lego characters, I finally settled on twenty-four reindeers. It was a huge rush but I did get them done in time.



The baby reindeer measured 2"x2" while the largest one was 6"x4" sized. Initially they were going to have antlers made from pipe-cleaners. However I spied some plastic snowflakes on sale at S$1.50 for a pack of three. Cut into smaller pieces with some tinsel wrapped around them, they worked wonderfully glued to the ears of the reindeers.



The template I used was from an craftbook by Suzie Millions. Her reindeers were created from recycled beer cans. But I found 150gsm papers worked just as well for holding little treats.





Linking up to these parties.

Supplies : Bo Bunny Blitzen (Snow Globe, Reindeer Games), Maple Treehouse ribbon, googly eyes, plastic snowflakes, tinsel

34 comments:

jacirascrap said...

As renas ficaram maravilhosas!! Os flocos de neve na cabe├ža ficaram um charme!! Imagino a correria mesmo para fazer 24 destas...

Bellaidea said...

very cute idea!

weissbunt said...

Wow, so cool, these must have been a lot of work ;-)

Stella said...

You never cease to amaze me.I;m speechless; this is fabulous. It must have been quite a job and it shows off. Such a beautiful project...sigh...

Rachel W K said...

wow that is an ambitious advent calendar! they must look so cute around your home, they're adorable!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Romaine said...

So CUTE!

Shellye said...

Oh, Sandy! I think this is too adorable and clever...made me SMILE!

Robin said...

You just can't get any more adorable than that. I love it.

Ewik21 said...

oh !!! sooooooo cute and adorable!!!!

Cori said...

This is too cute! Will you link it to my Handmade On Humpday link party? http://createdbycori.blogspot.com/2011/12/handmade-on-humpday-5.html

I am now following you and I hope you'll follow me back! Merry Christmas!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Hi! I came from Funky Junk's party. These are GREAT!! I love these and the snowflake antlers are PERFECT!! I've tried making some origami stars this year, and it's pretty difficult! I'd LOVE to learn how to make these! Thanks for sharing!!

Alecia said...

Very cute! The small ones look almost like a certain miniature dachshund I know! Thanks for sharing, I can promise I'll never make 24 but I might make one for two. New follower from I heart Naptime

Lish said...

Those are the cutest little reindeers ever!!!! Really cute!! I'm pinning them right now :D
http://imprintalish.blogspot.com/2011/11/felt-photo-holder-ornament.html

Teresa said...

I just LOVE these little reindeer! You are so amazing :)

HI THERE! said...

These are SO cute Sandy! Another amazing project!
Jenn :)

Cassie said...

These are a fabulous idea!!! So darn cute!! =)

Dusty Coyote said...

These are so cute! I love the paper patterns you used. I use legos in my advent calendars too. Too late for me to do advent but not too late for a tiny present. Thanks.

Happy Scrapper said...

I just love these Sandy they are soo cute. Thank you for your wishes and hope you also have a fantastic christmas and new year xxx nadine

Life With Lucy said...

ah-mazing.... and it looks more like you spent DAYS in advance working on these- not something you whipped up at the last minute. I'm so impressed. LOVE the antlers made out of snow flakes. And the paper is so much. This is seriously so creative, thanks so much for sharing!

Stephanie LaRae said...

Very creative! The came out amazing!

odetoinspiration said...

This is definitely one of my fave advent calendars! So stinkin' cute, creative, and oh so unique!! LOVE it so pinning it!!

Jennie said...

These are so cute!

Otter said...

Oh these are just adorable! I never thought of doing papercraft as an advent calendar but that's a really neat idea!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com said...

I'm hosting a PARTY, too! I'd love for you to link this and any other fun projects of yours, too!!!

XO,
Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com
Overflowing with Creativity

dianapena8 said...

Very creative, as everything you make =D

Laurence said...

Sandy it's amazing ! They're so cute !

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

These reindeers really are adorable. Thank you for linking up to the Simply Christmas Inspiration party at Shabby Art Boutique.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

katy said...

These are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Simeachen said...

how fun!

ournextgreatadventure said...

So cute!

theslum11111 said...

These are just ADORABLE! I found you over at the Holiday Organizing Link Party! Thanks so much for sharing these cuties with us!

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Another adorable paper project, I love it! Here is one link you may enjoy:

http://maddalee.blogspot.com/2012/11/diy-kids-santa-rudolph-boxes-treats.html

Thank you for sharing at 36th Ave,

Nancy

Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

You won!!! You won the paint marker from our party :) Come on over and see! I need your address too!http://www.redheadcandecorate.com/4/post/2012/12/outdoor-christmas-decor.html ~Julie

Kelly Griglione said...

These are so FUN ... why open a boring box when you can tear into a reindeer?! (although hopefully there was no tearing, just gentle unfolding!) Had a lovely time scrolling through your blog. You do wonderful work, love your style!