How to Make a Reindeer Candy Holder

Three Methods:Reindeer flowerpot candy holderReindeer recycled glass candy holderCandy cane reindeer holder

Make your own reindeer candy holder for holding candy. These are great for Christmas or holiday season parties and for parties with an animal theme.

Method 1
Reindeer flowerpot candy holder

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    Select a terracotta pot from the local garden store. Choose the size according to how many candies you'd like to fit into the container.
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    Paint the container.This isn't essential but does make the container look more like the color of a reindeer. Spray paint with brown paint to completely cover the container.
    • Allow to dry completely.
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    Stick a large red pompom at the base of what will be the front of the holder. This serves as the reindeer's nose.
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    Add eyes. These can be done either by painting them on by hand or gluing on large googly eyes, whichever you prefer.
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    Make antlers. Cut out antler shapes from red colored cardboard. Glue these at the back of the container. Allow to dry.
    • It is best to make two antler shapes coming out of one piece of card, so that you only have to glue one piece of card on the container. It will be less likely to get knocked when the candies are tipped in and drawn out.
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    Fill with candies. Make some more containers if you would like to give them to children at the end of the party.

Method 2
Reindeer recycled glass candy holder

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    Select a tall glass on a stem. Choose one that has solid glass walls and a strong base, as it needs to hold candies and be safe for a child to handle. Ice cream sundae glasses are one possible choice.
    • Check thrift stores or charity shops to find unwanted glassware at a cheap price.
    • Another alternative is a glass jar, such as a Mason jar, attached to a candlestick base. Glue well using glue meant for glassware. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before painting.
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    Paint the whole glass brown. Use paint suitable for glassware. Paint one layer and allow to dry. Paint another layer if the first layer isn't sufficient. Always allow for drying time before layers.
    • Spray painting is easier than brush painting. Be sure to paint all of the nooks and crannies.
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    Glue a red pompom on the front of the glass for the reindeer's nose. Glue two googly eyes above the red pompom.
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    Make antlers. Wind two brown or fawn colored pipe cleaners around a stick to curl them. Leave one end with straight pieces to be stuck onto the glass. Glue these onto the glass on either side to form antlers.
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    Fill with candies. Pile it high!

Method 3
Candy cane reindeer holder

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    Make a small pouch from the brown felt. Measure a rectangle that is slightly wider than the two candy canes lined up next to each other and reaching about three quarters of the height of the candy canes. Be sure to include both more width than the canes and a little more for the hem outside the stitching.
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    Cut the felt pieces out using pinking shears for a nice border. You need two to make a pouch.
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    Stitch the two pieces of felt rectangles together. Stitch a little way in from the sheared edge, to leave a flexible border in place. Stitch the sides and base but leave the top part unstitched, as this is where the canes will slide in.
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    Glue a red pompom onto the front side of the pouch for the reindeer's nose.
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    Glue googly eyes above the nose.
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    Glue a ribbon bow under the nose.
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    Slide the two candy canes into the felt pouch. Angle the curves of the canes outward, away from each other. This forms the antlers.
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    Done. The candy cane reindeer holder is now complete.
    • A ribbon can also be tied around each antler if wished but is optional.

Tips

  • Choose wrapped candies for filling the containers with.

Warnings

  • Always work in a well-ventilated area when working with spray paint or paint.

Things You'll Need

Reindeer flowerpot candy holder:

  • Terracotta pot
  • Brown paint (spray or brush on, plus paintbrush)
  • Paper to cover work surface
  • Red pompom
  • Googly eyes
  • Thin cardboard, antler design (hand draw or print one off the internet) and scissors
  • Candies

Reindeer recycled glass candy holder:

  • Tall glass with stem or a jar and candleholder
  • Glue for glass
  • Paint (spray paint or brush-on paint), brown
  • Paintbrush if needed
  • Red pompom
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners (chenille sticks) in either brown or fawn colors
  • Candies

Candy cane reindeer holder:

  • Brown felt
  • Brown thread
  • Pinking shears
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pompom
  • Glue
  • 2 candy canes per holder


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