DIY: Cheap Glittered Reindeer

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I love glittered reindeer, but at $17 dollars each, they fall into the category of Christmas decorations I somehow never get around to actually buying. Thanks to a genius tip from my neighbor Stephanie,  I bought two toy reindeer at Michaels ($4) and with some Aleen’s Tacky Glue ($1.59) + a small sponge brush (.59 cents) + some Martha Stewart silver glitter ($5) + some dried moss, I created a mini winter wonderland in under 10 minutes.  The display case is vintage and a total ebay folly  — I got into a bidding war last year and spent much more than I had planned ($70 bucks!). I’m glad to finally have found a use for it. Anyway, I use the search term “antique glass front box” and you can find similar ones here. I particularly like this one (currently $62).

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28 thoughts on “DIY: Cheap Glittered Reindeer

  1. Elizabeth

    This is such an inspired idea! I’m off to buy some small plastic animals and glitter on ebay!

    (PS – $75 dollars is bargain if you ask me – love the little cabinet)

  2. Susan

    I couldn’t find the reindeer at Michael’s I am poised with glitter, glue, moss and a cute tray. What section was it in? Love the idea!

  3. Abbey

    hi! in the Micheals in nyc, they are hanging on the end of an aisle…just ask for the toy animals .. they have tons of different ones! good luck!

  4. pixie

    THIS is why I stalk design blogs! Because I’d NEVER think to do that myself…I’d just sit here pining away for expensive glittered deer.

  5. Christa

    this is the most perfect gift for my niece whose only request to santa was a glittery ball she saw at old navy :) she would totally dig these reindeer!

  6. May

    Anything glittery is simply fun! Your blog is full of creativity, great finds, and inspiration. I’m so glad to have discovered it. Thank you!
    Feel free to check out mine, if you’d like.
    wwww.mayperia.com/blog

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  8. Emily

    I love this and just completed it – super easy! However, I did confirm that glitter is, in fact, the herpes of craft supplies. Any tips on managing it so it doesn’t get everywhere? And what about the excess that you get off the animal after it is done…is there any way to seal it all in?

    Thanks for the great idea!

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