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How to make reindeer Christmas decorations

''This is the Paul Smith of Christmas decorations,'' says Danielle, ''And with their cute googly eyes and absurd rhinestone antlers, they'll bring a smile to the face of even the most cynical guest. They are also so easy to make, you can let the kids have a go too!''

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How to make reindeer Christmas decorations

You will need:

  • Sheets of card
  • Reindeer-shaped cookie cutter (available from Jane Asher)
  • Craft glue
  • Fabric or wrapping paper
  • Glitter
  • Plastic googly eyes (available from craft shops such as Hobbycraft)
  • Feathers
  • Wool pom-poms

Step 1: Cut out reindeer shapes in the card, using the cookie cutter as a stencil.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of craft glue to each reindeer shape and press a piece of fabric or wrapping paper firmly over the top. In this, instance a small Liberty-style print will look best and suit the scale of the piece - anything bigger and the pattern will be lost. Repeat on the other side then leave your flowery reindeer shapes to dry.

Step 3: Now for the fun bit. Roll your sleeves up and get the glitter and googly eyes out. Feathers are a cute idea for the reindeers' tails, and pompoms make funny noses. Glue an eye on each side, then snip slithers of feathers for the tails. Either glitter or crystals look great highlighting the antlers. Try making a few in different materials for a mix and match look.