Updated: Oct 20
It's not a secret to anyone who knows me that I'm absolutely obsessed with Christmas. In fact, I'm quite partial to the winter season as a whole!
Yesterday, I woke up, saw snow on the ground, and instantly perked up. I'm usually not a morning person, but seeing all of that bright, beautiful snow put me in such a good mood. And I get that some (read: most) of you think I'm crazy for enjoying a season that's cold, icy, and dark, but I can't help it!
Anyway, now that Halloween has come and gone, I've thrown myself head-first into everything related to the Christmas holidays. I've taken a good chunk out of my shopping list, my many totes filled with decorations have been pulled out of storage, and, of course, the first Christmas-themed DIY has already been completed.
If you enjoy the winter season and everything it has to offer — especially Christmas — as much as I do, check out the tutorial I put together below. I guarantee you'll love it!
Cardboard deer puzzle
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Once you have all of your materials gathered, the first thing you'll want to do is open up your puzzle and lay out all of the pieces on a flat surface.
P.S. Aren't these pom-poms amazing?! I don't think I could have asked for a better find for this project. Thank you, Dollar Tree!
As you can see, the instructions for this particular puzzle aren't very complicated — there are just a lot of parts that have to come together to make it work.
As soon as you've punched out all of the pieces, you can get started by connecting the wall mount and the two pieces that form the base of the head.
Next, insert the cardboard discs into the head base — starting at the back and working your way forward.
Now that you have a fully formed head, you can work on assembling the ears and antlers for it!
Once again, slide the pieces together, and then make sure everything is securely in place.
TA-DA! I don't know about you but I think this dollar store purchase worked very much in my favour.
But wait, there's more!
Obviously, Rudolph isn't Rudolph without his shiny, red nose, which is where one of my glittery pom-poms came in handy.
All I did was add a dab of hot glue to the pom-pom and stick it on top of his cardboard snout.
Because of this one, simple addition, I went from having a standard deer decoration on my wall, to a festive Rudolph display. I think it's safe to say that Christmas crafting doesn't get easier than that!
And because this project worked out so well, I'm even more excited to try the other ideas I have lined up for the holiday season.
If this project inspires you to get crafty, let me know by sharing your creations with me! Leave a comment or use #katiesaracreates on social media. And don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on future posts!