Burlap and Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament

Burlap and Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament

This cute little reindeer is easy to make and can be used as an ornament, a gift topper, or even a fun gift. It doesn’t take much more than a few basic craft supplies to make one. You can even modify this to use supplies you have on hand. For example, if you don’t have burlap, you can use felt or paper. You can use pom-poms instead of buttons or thin ribbon instead of colored hemp or twine.

Supplies Need to Make One Reindeer Ornament:

  • 2 Candy Canes
  • Burlap
  • Google Eyes
  • 2 Buttons (one smaller than the other)
  • Green Hemp or Baker’s Twine
  • Hot Glue Sticks

Tools Needed:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Carefully set the candy canes next to each other on your work surface as shown. The top curve of each candy cane should be turned outward. Do handle your candy canes carefully because they do easily break (as you can tell by the picture, I broke one of mine).

lay candy canes on work surface

Use a hot glue gun, and a generous amount of glue, to attach the candy canes together. Let the glue cool.

glue two candy canes together

Cut a piece of burlap that measures approximately 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Spread some hot glue on the candy canes and press one edge of the burlap into the glue. Let it cool and then wrap the burlap around the candy canes twice. Glue the other end of the burlap down.

glue burlap onto candy canes

Trim off any extra burlap, both along the side of the candy cane and the bottom.

trim extra burlap from candy canes

Flip the candy canes over and glue on two google eyes.

glue eyes onto candy cane reindeer

Glue the two buttons on to look like a nose. I glued down the larger button and then glued a smaller button on top of it. The buttons should be glued at the bottom edge of the burlap.

glue nose on candy cane reindeer

Cut a piece of colored hemp or baker’s twine that is about 8 inches long and tie it into a bow. Glue the bow to the top of the burlap and trim off the ends as desired. This step is optional but it does add a little extra detail to the reindeer.

glue ribbon on top of candy cane reindeer head

Cut a piece of colored hemp or twine that is about 12-inches long. Tie the ends together to form a loop. Glue this loop to the back of your reindeer so it can be hung up. Your reindeer is now done!

glue ribbon on back of candy cane reindeer

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8 comments for “Burlap and Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament

  1. 12/09/2014 at 4:44 am

    Hi, Sherri! I LOVE these adorable ornaments! I have a tradition of making simple ornaments with my kids each holiday season, and these look like a project that even non-crafty folks like us could tackle. Such a great idea! Pinned!

    I love your site and I’m glad to have found you at Tip Me Tuesday. I’m a new follower and can’t wait to see what else you come up with. 🙂

    • 12/09/2014 at 7:44 am

      Thanks Blair, It is an easy project for sure, and it even works if you have a broken candy cane…. Unless, of course the hook is broken! Hope you have a lot of faun making them with your kids.

  2. 12/10/2014 at 4:33 am

    This is so cute and seems pretty simple. My granddaughter’s classmates are getting one each. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” Party #46

  3. Helen L. Koroskenyi
    12/14/2014 at 10:41 pm

    Love the RUDY reindeer. Simple project for Church craft fair..Thank you !

  4. 12/15/2014 at 6:58 am

    LOVE this! Just pinned & planning to make it with my daughter for her friends. I think I am going to use tape to connect the candy canes because the kids will want to eat them. I think they will be a HUGE hit! THANKS for sharing – found you at Bewitch Me & Titi Crafty.
    Have a wonderful holiday season….

  5. AnnJeanette
    11/04/2015 at 8:34 am

    I just made this last night. The only problem I am having is the weight of the candy canes makes the ornament tip forward when I try to hand it from the string. Any suggestions?

    • 11/04/2015 at 9:43 am

      I would suggest gluing the loop a little higher up… Even gluing them up along the back of the candy canes.

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