DIY Wooden Reindeer

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I am really enjoying decorating for Christmas, it takes me forever but I’m making tons of progress, hopefully I’ll show you all soon. In the mean time, I have a new project to share with you, my DIY Wooden Reindeer!

DIY Wooden Reindeer made from wood scraps! A fun, modern take on Christmas decor. via @tarynatddd

One of my favorite things to work with is recycled wood. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that our fence blew down in a wind storm a few weeks ago, and we had to rebuild part of it. What a bummer! But on the bright side, I was able save some of the wood scraps from the fence posts and made these super easy DIY Wooden Reindeer!

DIY Wooden Reindeer made from wood scraps! A fun, modern take on Christmas decor. via @tarynatddd

If you like super fun, inexpensive and really easy projects, then the is for you. Oh and you get to use power tools too. Bonus.

Supplies:

- 2 Wood Blocks - Twigs From Your Backyard - Wooden Buttons - White Paint - Power Drill - Wood Glue - 120 Grit Sand Paper – A mixture of Americana Gold Metallic Paint and Jaquard Gold Pigments
DIY Wooden Reindeer made from wood scraps! A fun, modern take on Christmas decor. via @tarynatddd

My blocks were already cut because I used scraps from our fence, but you could easily cut your own blocks using a circular saw. Mine measure about 10 inches.

I gently, sanded down the rough edges and then gave them two coats of left over white interior paint and let them dry.

DIY Wooden Reindeer made from wood scraps! A fun, modern take on Christmas decor. via @tarynatddd

Next, I measured down two inches on either side and drilled holes for the branches. I made the holes slightly bigger than the branches. I found that drilling straight down for 1/4″ first, then angling it made it easier.

DIY Wooden Reindeer made from wood scraps! A fun, modern take on Christmas decor. via @tarynatddd

Then place a little wood glue inside and stick in your branches.

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For the noses, I picked up a pack of wooden buttons from the hardware store (you can find them in the molding section) and gave them a coat of a little mixture I came up with, Americana Gold Metallic combined with Jaquard Products Pearl EX Gold Pigment.

DIY Wooden Reindeer made from wood scraps! A fun, modern take on Christmas decor. via @tarynatddd

Then I glued on the noses and these babies are done!

What did I tell ya, super easy and super inexpensive.

I originally shared this project on The 36th Avenue.

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About 

Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.

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