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faux quilling reindeer

This stunning paper-crafted reindeer will make a beautiful holiday décor piece for years to come. Impress your friends and family with this leaping reindeer that is made entirely with paper and beads.
Step 1

First, click here and here to download the template; then print.
TIP: You will need to tile the pages when printing, then place them together and tape as this is larger than 8½" x 11" [21.6 cm x 28 cm].

Step 2

Now, transfer your pattern onto one piece of foam board.
TIP: An easy way to transfer the image is to use the side of the lead of your pencil and "scribble" over the back of the pattern behind the lines of the reindeer. Then, lay the pattern onto the board and draw over the lines of the reindeer. You should have a light image of your reindeer transferred onto the board. The lines will be light and you can erase any errant graphite if need be.

Step 3

Cut strips of white cardstock to ½" x 12" [1.3 cm x 30.5 cm]. You will need a lot, so pre-cut a few sheets to get started.
TIP: The linen cardstock is slightly lighter in weight than smooth cardstock making curling and rolling the paper a little easier.

Step 4

Glue strips along the entire outline of the reindeer. To slightly curl your cardstock, run the strip along the edge of an old gift card or the edge of the table.

Step 5

To make the paper rolls, wrap a paper strip around a wood skewer and adhere the end.
TIP: The roll can be tight or loose, depending on the size of the desired roll. You can also add a second or third strip to make the roll even thicker. For a looser roll, roll the strip around a pencil. A smaller middle hole will result when you use a thin skewer and the hole will increase in size as you increase the implement you roll the paper around. Pinch one end to make a teardrop shape, pinch both ends to make an eye shape.

Step 6

Make a variety of sizes of rolls, waves and curls. To adhere these to the base, carefully line the bottom edge with hot glue and quickly but gently press it onto the base.

Step 7

Embellish the middle of some of the rolls by gluing on pearls.

Step 8

Paint the unfinished frame Silver and let dry, then insert your reindeer into the frame.

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