Wooden Reindeer Ornament

There is just something about reindeer that I absolutely love!  So when I was gifted a whole pile of wood slices I knew exactly what to make.  Reindeer are often on the top of my crafty list! And I mean, how adorable is this little guy?!?

If you can find someone who is handy with a table saw, have them cut you a bunch of wood slices!  These things are fantastic for all sorts of projects.  We’ve made these Apple Teacher Gifts Dancing Spiders and Pumpkin Ornaments in the past, be sure to check them out!  But no worries if you cant find wood slices a round of cardboard or construction paper would do.

You probably have all of the supplies that you need to create this reindeer at home.  Get the kids involved and have them make a reindeer!  My boys are ten and each created one of these ornaments on their own.  They would make a perfect class project, teacher gift or simple ornament for the Christmas tree.


2.5 ” wood slice

Brown acrylic paint


Red pom pom

Googlie eyes

Felt for ears

Twigs for antlers




Step 1.  Paint the wood slice brown.

Step 2.  Cut ears out of felt and glue to the back of the wood.

Step 3.  Glue twig antlers to the back.

Step 4.  Glue googlie eyes and nose onto the front of the wood slice.

Step 5.  Hang with a piece of twine.



Watch the video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make this Wooden Reindeer Ornament.

Would you make one of these?  Have you made any reindeer crafts in the past?  I would love to see them, please share in the comments!!  What about wood slice projects?  I’m always looking for more ideas as I have quite a few more wooden slices to use up!!

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