Monday, December 6, 2010

Guest Post: Paint Stick Reindeer

I decided I wanted to include some guest posters this December on my blog.  I'm blessed to have some very crafty friends.  This is the first of several posting you'll see this month from my good friend, Anne.  She's been a slacker on her own blog lately, but she was nice enough to do Christmas postings for me and I SO appreciate it!  These reindeer of hers are super adorable!

Every time we go buy paint the guy behind the counter gives us at least 2 stir sticks for it, and usually, we buy the paint the day we are going to use it and it has just been stirred anyway… the result is a large pile of extra sticks. Add a bit of paint, some garland, ribbon and pipe cleaners… and poof, Reindeer!

We painted the sticks with acrylic paints, just the cheap dollar bottle stuff. We used paint pens for the faces and wooden balls for the noses.

Everything was held together with hot glue.

Stop by and visit Anne at Confessions and Scrap!


Holloway Family said...

How stinkin' cute is that!? I love it!

Garden of Egan said...

Those are soooo cute!
I want to do this with my grandkids.
They would love it!
I'm off to visit her site.

HUGS for the week.

Anne Alagna said...

*snicker* you called me a slacker and got away with it!

Great post, BTW, whoever made those reindeer is amazingly talented with paint!

Tamarah said...

Hello there Angie....!

....ahhhhhh....The MAGIC of a hot glue gun & ply....I LOVE your little reindeers.... :o) !!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by our party to help celebrate our 100th posts....I hope you enjoyed yourself & were able to visit with a few 'new to you' blogs....There are a LOT of clever bloggers out there just waiting to meet OTHER clever bloggers like yourself....!!

Well I must keep circulatin'....I've popped your entries in the tub....GOOD LUCK....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

PS: You did the linky think PERFECTLY....The aim of th eparty is for people to click on your thumbnail pic & come visit with YOU.... :o) !!

Anonymous said...

That is way cute.