DIY Christmas Eve wreath

Firstly, thank you SO MUCH for all the wonderful comments about this year’s Fir Lady; she’s settling in wonderfully and has managed to retain the fullness of all of her skirts despite our raging central heating and log burner!  I have lots of pics to share of our home as it takes festive shape for the holidays, but whilst I gather them up into a sensible order here’s a quick DIY to plan for Christmas Eve if you have little people in the house… a wreath just for Rudolph and his reindeer friends!

Be warned though that you’ll have a job to do late on Christmas Eve because by the morning it definitely needs to look like this (don’t try this until you’ve renewed your dental insurance)…

Reindeer wreath on Christmas Morning


You’ll need a cardboard or wooden wreath form, strong glue (I used a hot glue gun) and a selection of veggies.  Simply arrange and glue them around the wreath, get your little person to fill out the tag and then hang or rest it in pride of place where the reindeer can find it.  Easy!

Two bizarre tips on technique;

  • If you’re using carrots, try to handpick them so you can choose similar lengths and girths (!).  I was lingering over my choices in the supermarket and holding two carrots up against each other for size when a woman stopped me to exclaim; ‘Goodness!! You MUST be a great cook to care about the exact dimensions of your carrots in recipes!’  Well quite.
  • Ensure your veggies are at room temperature before glueing them (I could never have imagined writing that line).  My first go, I took them straight out of the fridge and they all promptly fell off the wreath after 5 minutes.
  • When biting the end off the carrots at midnight after a glass or two of champagne, give the paper tag a good chew as well.  Reindeer are not very discriminatory.

Nail those, and the rest is simple.  You can find the printable below to download and customise; I printed mine out on brown kraft paper and strung with some festive ribbon.

Have a good week!

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Reindeer Wreath Tag from katescreativespace