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 Stitched Reindeer Tree Ornament

Let the kids decorate the tree in a natural looking way. This Christmas craft helps recycle cardboard boxes into fun Christmas ornaments. Not only is this project fun but also is great for the fine motoric skills and is an inexpensive craft. All you need are cookie cutters, cardboard boxes and yarn. The finished figure can also be used to decorate Christmas gifts.

Reindeer Tree Ornament 330




Time required: up to 60 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Material List for this Reindeer:

- sides of cardboard boxes
- cookie cutter shape with reindeer or shape of choice (if you do not have cookie cutters, you can use this
reindeer template from
- pencil
- scissors
- white yarn
- wide sewing needle with rounded point
- sharp needle or pricking needle for poking holes
- soft underground such as folded towel, piece of cork, piece of foam board (to protect table while poking holes)


Stitched Reindeer and Moose Tutorial 1
1. Select your cookie cutter and trace around the outside edges on a piece of cardboard.

Stitched Reindeer and Moose Tutorial 2
2. Cut out the shape.

Stitched Reindeer and Moose Tutorial 3
3. Poke evenly distanced holes all around the inside edge of the figure about 1/8 inch or about 3 mm from the outside edge.

4. Take a longer piece of yarn and knot one end. Insert the other end into your needle and insert the needle from the backside of the figure.

Stitched Reindeer and Moose Tutorial 4
5. Go down into the next hole and pull your needle through so that it is on the backside again.

6. Now come up again with your needle but not in the next hole, but in the hole after that.

7. Go down again into the skipped hole.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have reached the end. Knot off your yarn and hide the knot as much as possible on the backside of the figure. Cut the remaining ends away.

9. Take a piece of yarn and make a loop through a stitch on the head and tie a knot in the yarn. This will be the hanger to hang the reindeer on the tree.




Stitched Moose Tree Ornament

Reindeer Tree Ornaments
The stitching almost looks like white icing on cookies.



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