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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Reindeer Treat Holders

Hey everyone! It's Angela from Angie's Paper Passion with a post to help you jump start your Christmas crafting! They are cute, easy to put together and I’ll show you different ways to use them this Christmas.
I saw something like these several years ago made with punches and I had always wanted to make some but never got around to it. Now that I have my Cricut, I am always trying to make life a little easier by recreating projects from years ago using my Expression along with either my Gypsy or more than ever now with Cricut CraftRoom. For this project I used December 25th cart by Teresa Collins and Cricut Craft Room Basics. I love putting most (if not all) of my cardstock for a project on my cutting mat and making just one pass through my Cricut at one time. So even though there are eight different colors to make a reindeer, I only had to do two passes with my Expression.
 I used the Sweet Treat Cups from Stampin’ Up! for the reindeer noses. You get 12 cups for less than $3!
In one nose I placed red Skittles. You can use Red Hots, red M&M’s, or anything that you’d like to use. In the other nose I used red glitter that I adhered with Glossy Accents and after it dried, I placed oats in the cup. These are to be used on Christmas Eve as “Reindeer Food”. (Note – you may want to use red colored sugar crystals instead of glitter so as not to harm birds or other little critters)
I did the “Reindeer Food” with my kids when they were little and they loved it! There is also a little poem that goes with it that I’ll share at the end of this post. After cutting out all of the parts of the reindeer, I inked all of the edges, added red Stickles to the holly and one of the ornaments, Glossy Accents to another ornament, popped the eyes and eyelids up with pop dots, and added the highlights to the eyes with a white gel pen.
Can you guess what I used for the antlers???
The antlers from the deer on the December 25th cart! I cut out two with one flipped and that gave me two sets of symmetrical antlers. I just cut them off by hand. Everything is then glued to the base (the one without the hole in it) and a piece of ribbon was attached to the tops with my Tiny Attacher (love this tool!).
Then you attach the cup with your treats (or the reindeer’s treats) inside and adhere it to the base. The cups already come with adhesive on them. Next, just place the face on top, attach the eyes and holly, and draw his mouth (I can not draw so excuse his lopsided mouth!).

After I put them all together, I found these plastic Christmas lights in my stash and used these instead of the ornaments that I had cut out. I just tied them on with some SU twine.

Here is the poem that I will use (these are not mine, I have just been using them for many years so I do not know where I found them):

Magic Reindeer Food -

Sprinkle this reindeer food outside on Christmas Eve night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam
This magical food will guide them to your home.

Or I may even use one of these:

I wanted the perfect gift for you-
But couldn’t decide just what to do.

I almost sent you a dozen roses-

Instead here’s a bag of…

reindeer noses!

I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call...
"Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
I ran to the lawn, and in the snowy white drifts,
those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts".
I got an old shovel and started to scoop
Neat little piles of "reindeer poop."
but to throw them away seemed such a waste,
So I saved them, thinking you might like a taste!
As I finished my task, which took quite a while,
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And I heard him exclaim as he rose to the sky~~~
"Well, they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!"

I hope that you enjoyed my Christmas Reindeer! I have the cut sizes on my blog Angie's Paper Passion.
Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Cricut Info and Supplies Used:
Designed by: Angela Cromwell
Cricut Machine Used: Expression. Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Cricut Craft Room Basics, December 25th
Project Type: 3-D Treat Holder
Project Theme: Christmas
Other Supplies Used: Cardstock (AC), Stickles, Ribbons. Sweet Treat Cups (SU), twine (SU), white gel pen, Glossy Accents, Distress Ink, glitter, pop dots


  1. Love this. I have seen some that are similar but yours are much cuter I think. TFS.

  2. SOOOOOOOO cute. I have to try these. What a great idea. I love how you used so many different ideas to create the faces, antlers and the noses with those treat cups are just way to fun. AWESOME!

  3. These are adorable! Love the little poems to go with them as well.

  4. Very clever, Angela!! I love these and what a great idea for their noses and antlers!

  5. These are fantastic! Love the Christmas light hanging from the antlers.

  6. Too cute!! I love the lights hanging from their antlers!

  7. This is the cutest idea! Amazing how you were able to create that sweet face! Love it!

  8. These are super adorable!! Thanks for sharing the step by step.

  9. What a fantastic idea! I remember these with the punches too! I think these would be good to make the pieces and have the kids help put together! Thanks for the memories!

  10. Such a cute project. So clever how you put these together!!

  11. Oh my gosh - I couldn't help but smile! Your project is just too cute.

  12. Such a darling project. Thanks for the tip about replacing the glitter with sugar.

  13. Angie...these could not have been any cuter ! My gosh, I love them. Thanks for the details so we can all make some too !

  14. OH my goodness this are SOOOO Super darling. I love the reindeer poem - and the cute little treat holders. FANTASTIC. Thanks for sharing. I am like you love to layer all my paper on the mats too.

  15. clever....love all the cuts!

  16. So cute, TFS and I love the poems

  17. These are so cute! What a fun tradition. Thank you for sharing. :)

  18. Angie.... this is an adorable project!! Loved the cute little reindeer!

  19. I want to make these for my tree...or for my grandson's class, or just cause they're so stinkin cute!!! Thanks for sharing.

  20. These are so cute -- and creative!!

  21. Oh these are CUTE CUTE CUTE! From their candy noses to their crooked little mouths, I love every bit of them! Great treats for the kiddos!

  22. I think these are just the cutest! Great job!


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