Flannel Reindeer Tutorial

Well here you go - at last I've managed to sit down and take some pics and get a tutorial together for making flannel reindeers!!

It's quick and easy to make the basic shape.

First of all you take a flannel or washcloth and position it flat in front of you so that you have a corner point in front of you to give a diamond shape.


Then you position your bar of soap in the middle of the cloth.



Next take the corner closest to you and the back corner and bring them together.


Now roll the cloth starting from the corners held in your hand down towards the bar of soap.  This needs to be done quite tightly.  Photo is view looking down onto the cloth.


You then take each of the side corners and bring them to the middle to form the reindeer ears.


Again, make sure this is done tighly.  You then get a rubber band and pull it down over the ears to secure in place.  Photo shows front view looking down.



This is the back view.


You are now ready to add your pipe cleaner antlers which you thread up under the rubber band and twist them to position and shape.  I fold one pipe cleaner in half and bend it to the shape I want and then cut another pipe cleaner into two pieces and bend each piece around the larger pipe cleaner to forms the branch shape of the antlers.

I usually attach a few tiny bells around the ends of the pipe cleaners.

You can then decorate by tying a ribbon or a piece of tinsel around the rubber band, glue on some googly eyes and a pom pom nose and then add a small bell on the bow of the ribbon and you are done!

You can do an Easter Bunny in the same way but obviously omitting the antlers!

I've put a few possible poems for the tags here.

Hope this tutorial is easy to understand and helps you make your own Flannel Reindeers!


27 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. My sister do secret santa. This wll definitely be one for me to do.

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  2. Thank you this will make an excellent Christmas gift for my kids teachers.

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  3. Looking forward to making these for Christmas thanks

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  4. Thank you so much for the idea.

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  5. Smashing, I love it! Thanks for the tutorial xx Meli x
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  6. very cute I love stuff like that perfect stocking stuffer

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  7. I love this idea for Christmas gifts to give to coworkers!

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  8. The perfect thing to finish of my gift and hampers :D Thanks x

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  9. This is such a fantastic idea! I'm holding onto this one for the kids in my class to make as presents for Christmas. So easy!

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  10. These are adorable. I can't wait to start making them. Thanks for sharing them.!!

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  11. These are adorable. I can't wait to start making them. Thanks for sharing them.!!

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  12. I love this idea :) As a hospice volunteer we are always looking for easy, inexpensive gifts for our patients. These reindeer are sure to bring some smiles. Thank you!

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial - very helpful.

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  14. I think I will try to make some of these for my grandchildren!

    Thank you!

    socialsue

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  15. So Cute!! Going to make some of these for Christmas. Thanks for the instructions.

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  16. Thank you for the tutorial. I will be reposting on my blog with credits to you. As a soap mold manufacturer in the USA, this is a wonderfu, inexpensive holiday packaging idea for our customers.

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  17. Thanks so much for this darling idea. I'm not real crafty but I love this idea and it appears so simply I can do it!!

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  18. How sweet is this! Glycerin soap for the babies and luxury soap for the ladies! Thanks!

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  19. Excelente idea, me encantó! Gracias por compartir :)

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  20. Too Cute! I just wish I had discovered this before Christmas day! *LOL* But I will be ready for next year! Thank you~

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  21. il serait aussi mignon en lapin pour Pâques... (en changeant le poème, bien sûr ;) !) merci pour le partage !... je cherche des freebies sur le web, mais je recherche aussi des créations "faciles" : mon but est de permettre aux gens qui n'ont pas beaucoup d'argent, ou qui débutent le bricolage, de créer des choses simples, ne demandant pas d'outils particuliers, ni trop de matériel... lorsque je trouve des choses qui me plaisent, je partage mes liens : je viens de créer celui-ci !... http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/ (j'ai déjà plus de 15000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits et quelques autres milliers vers des projets de création !)

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  22. THis is going in my Christmas goody bag this Christmas!!! Thanks for the easy instructions!!! :)

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  23. Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto tres simple et qui permet de petits cadeaux sympas..thank you

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  24. Going to make some of these for the kids this xmas..thanks very much for the tutorial :-)

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