Mesh Reindeer

Mesh Reindeer

What You'll Need:

Triangle Metal Form
Tan Chenille Stems
4'' Wiggle Eyes
Brown Felt
Brown Stiff Felt
Black or Red Stiff Felt
Holly Pick of Choice
1 Roll of Burlap or Brown Mesh
Scissors
Hot Glue
 

Courtesy of Darice®
Diifculty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

How to Make a Mesh Reindeer


Improve your mesh-working skills while you make this fun and festive decoration to hang on your door. You can even personalize your reindeer with a unique bow or a red nose - it's all up to you! Either way, this Mesh Reindeer is sure to stand out!
 

  • 1 Attach mesh

    Use the end of the mesh and attach to the inner wire on the triangle form using a chenille stem.

  • 2 Work mesh around form

    Measure out approximately 12'' of mesh. Gather mesh and attach to the outer wire on the triangle form. Continue this in a zig zag pattern around the triangle form.

  • 3 Fluff mesh

    Fluff the mesh to fill in the triangle.

  • 4 Make nose

    Cut a 5'' black circle out of stiff felt and hot glue to a chenille stem. Bend the stem in half. Glue onto the bent portion of the stem to the center of the circle.

  • 5 Glue chenille stems

    Hot glue chenille stems to the back of the wiggle eyes. Bend the stems in half. Glue only the bent portion of the stem to the back center of the eye.

  • 6 Cut ears

    Cut two ears from brown felt using the photo as a guide.

  • 7 Cut antlers

    Cut antlers from brown stiff felt, using the photo as a guide. Hot glue two sheets of felt together for each antler.

  • 8 Attach eyes, nose and antlers

     Work the eyes, nose and antlers into the mesh. Attach using chenille stems.

  • 9 Glue ears and holly

    Hot glue the ears and holly pick into place underneath the antlers. Allow hot glue to cool for a few seconds before attaching to mesh.