Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

wood nutcracker reindeer

Who's the most famous reindeer of all? Well, you decide by creating your own design on this completely customizable Nutcracker reindeer. Whether your holiday decorations are red and white or pink and purple, the choice is yours with how you bring these whimsical icons to life!
Step 1

Lightly draw designs onto the wood surface using a pencil.
TIP: Your reindeer could be wearing a football jersey! Be as creative and whimsical as you like. 

Step 2
Paint your designs, one section at a time. Let dry.
Step 3

Paint the antlers and the base with liquid gilding.
TIP: To save your paintbrush after using liquid gilding, clean it with turpentine. Soap and water will not work. 

Step 4
Give your character some... well, character with facial expressions using a small detail brush to paint little lashes. Let dry.

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Materials
 

    Products

  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371004 
    $1.79
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371007 
    $1.79
    ea.
    • Color: Blush Pink
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Blush Pink
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Blush Pink
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371011 
    $1.79
    ea.
    • Color: Cherry
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Cherry
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Cherry
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10371081 
    $1.79
    ea.
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10514119 
    $1.79
    ea.
    • Color: Hunter Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Hunter Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Hunter Green
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • 938474023
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10557048 
    $3.79
    • Color: Kiddie Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Kiddie Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Kiddie Pool
    • Size: 2 oz
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Tools
 

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  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10503498 
    $7.99
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You’ll Also Need
  • Pencil
  • Turpentine
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