How to Make a Cork Craft Reindeer

Updated on December 31, 2016

Christmas Reindeer Guys and Gals

Check out her eye lashes. Cool eh?
Check out her eye lashes. Cool eh? | Source

If you have been reading my articles, then you already know: I love to make art projects from found objects.

I watched Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer this weekend, and he was my inspiration to build these cute reindeer from my wine corks. Every one needs a project like this to cheer them up for the holidays.

This project requires eight wine corks and one champagne cork. However, you don't have to drink that much to get the corks; you can purchase them in any wine making supply store.

Supplies you need
Supplies you need | Source
Neck
Neck | Source
assemble pieces
assemble pieces | Source
Cut out pieces.
Cut out pieces. | Source
Say hello to Rudolf!
Say hello to Rudolf! | Source

Supplies and Assembly

You will need:

  • a pair of scissors
  • meat skewer
  • a glue gun (If you don't have a glue gun, then any glue that dries clear will do the job.)
  • nine wine corks and one champagne cork to assemble to make the deer.
  • Then felt is required to make the blanket, eyes, and the tail. You will need red, green, white, and brown felt for this project. A red pom pom is glued on to liven up the nose. After all he is Rudolf.
  • Don't forget to go outside to find some tiny sticks for the antlers.

Instructions:

  1. Glue two corks together end to end and repeat this. Then glue them together to form the little body. The legs are one cork glued to each corner of the body.
  2. The neck needs to have one corner trimmed off so it can glue snugly to the front of the body. You can glue the red nose on the champagne cork (which I used because it resembles a face shape)and puncture the bigger round end in two places so you can place the sticks into them for antlers.
  3. When this is all assembled, simply glue it to the neck on an angle to give him character.
  4. Cutting out the pieces for your reindeer is simple. I chose to make the eyes by cutting three circles out of felt in different sizes. You can buy plastic eyes which would work also. Use the white circle in the middle to highlight his eyes.
  5. Cut his tail out to fit the back end of the two corks with a pointed, half-inch tail in the middle.
  6. You can make the blanket by cutting it big enough to cover both sides of the deer and decorating it any way you wish. I just cut strips of red the same length of the green blanket and added green circles.

And here he is Rudolf and his mate want to say Merry Christmas to all the staff and writers of Hubpages. I want to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year and may you all stick around here to enjoy your writing journey on Hubpages next year.

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        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you Shiningirisheyes. Stay tuned I am going to release my whole cork craft book for making projects from wine corks. It will be awesome.

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        Shining Irish Eyes 

        5 years ago from Upstate, New York

        Suzy - These are absolutely adorable! Great creativity!

      • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Up cycling is my favorite hobby next to Hubpages which I am now addicted. Thank you Glimmer Twin Fan. Hope you are enjoying the Holidays. A big storm is on the rampage so buckle up.

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        Claudia Mitchell 

        5 years ago

        What a cute craft! I love recycling things.

      • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        You welcome lesliebyars. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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        lesliebyars 

        5 years ago

        What an amazing hub, Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

      • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thanks for telling me and a very Merry Christmas to you ChitrangadaSharan .

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        5 years ago from New Delhi, India

        You are welcome. We do celebrate Christmas as well along with so many other festivals of India. Festivals give an opportunity to celebrate and meet friends and family, to make everyone happy. So we do not miss any occasion like that.

        Merry Christmas to you and your family.

      • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        ChitrangadaSharan Thank you for pinning my Christmas reindeer. I don't know if you celebrate Christmas like we do but I wish you Happy days of creative writing my friend. Comments like yours really encourage me to do better. Thank you.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        5 years ago from New Delhi, India

        These are so creative and cute. The pictures are so helpful. I admire craft ideas from things which are no longer useful, to make into something useful and beautiful. And you have done exactly that.

        Thanks for sharing...pinning it too.

      • suzzycue profile imageAUTHOR

        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you always exploring and you have yourself a very Merry Christmas.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        5 years ago from Southern Illinois

        These are adorable. You have so much talent to share. Thank you..

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        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thanks a lot carol and Merry Christmas to you and your family. If I come up with any more animals I will let you know. I did make a birdhouse tho and a bird feeder. They came out great.

        Merry Christmas Lipnancy. Glad you stopped by. Thank you, I am happy you like my reindeer.

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        Nancy Yager 

        5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

        How very cute! I have never seen those before.

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        carol stanley 

        5 years ago from Arizona

        These are darling and we have many corks...ooops! I gave that away. Thanks for this clever idea...What other animals can we make? Voting UP

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        Susan Britton 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thanks a lot Billy buc and Merry Christmas to you and your Family. Good luck in the New Year with your new writing project.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        How very clever, Suzzy!

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