12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 9

12107899_10154366668620961_5529537663500022800_nWelcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop hosted by the amazing Lisa at Honeybearz Designs! This is my 3rd year of participating in this hop. I get so excited each and every year to sign up to participate! I would like to personally thank the amazing Elf Lisa for hosting such a fun event. This year I am doing something different. I am going to post a different DIY Holiday Christmas bulb using simple craft supplies. I hope that you will come back everyday to see all 12 Ornaments. I have been hard at work in Santa’s Workshop to bring you fun projects each and every day! Before we go any further though I want to make sure that you stopped here after visiting our Guest Elf- Jenni be sure to click  HERE if you need to start at the beginning be sure to click HERE.

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, has a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw it, you would even say it GLOWS!!! Hi friends, my 9th Christmas Ornament is this cute little guy!

DIY Reindeer Ornament. MadgeGillen2





It was super fun to make! Here are the items that you need to make this cute little guy.

  • Plastic Christmas Ornament Bulb
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Red glitter hot glue stick
  • Gold glitter hot glue stick
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Black and Gold Ribbon
  • Paper Cup
  • Sticks off of a tree

Now the fun steps to create Rudolf

  • Take the top off of the bulb and pour the brown acrylic paint into the bulb.  Swirl the pain around the inside of the bulb until it covers the full bulb
  • Tip upside down in the plastic cup to get all of the excess paint out of the bulb
  • When the bulb is dry, take your white paint and paint 2 eyes Allow to dry
  • When eyes are dry take your black paint and make the insides of the eyes
  • Plug in your hot glue gun, take your red glitter glue stick and create a nose (If you don’t have red glitter hot glue you can do two things. 1- use red paint and paint the nose on or 2- use a plain hot glue stick and allow it to dry, then paint the glue red. (this gives it the raised nose look)
  • Go outside and break off two little branches. These are going to become your antlers.
  • Empty the red glitter glue stick, and grab the gold glue stick.  Place two gold dots on the bulb and glue on the sticks
  • Allow them to dry put the top back on your ornament, and tie a knot with your ribbon

DIY Reindeer Ornament.MadgeGillen1


I hope that you like the ornament today! Be sure to pull out those old Christmas bulbs and up-cycle them. Be Creative in what you do, and do what you love. I know that this elf sure had fun in her workshop creating this cute bulb.



Next up in this hop is the super talented ELF- Ashley be sure to check out what she is making in Santa’s Workshop.

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Also here is the Hop Line up for Day 9 in case you get lost.

  1. Lisa Pontious – http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
    Sarah Biswabic- www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
    Jenni Key- www.facebook.com/CrazyScrappinMomma4/ (Guest Designer)
  2. Madge – http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
  3. Ashley W – http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
  4. Sandy Hentzel – https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
  5. Elizabeth Jeanne – http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
  6. Angela – www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
  7. Alicia – www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
  8. Miranda – www.nanasscrapspot.com
  9. Daphne – http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
  10. Rhonda – craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
  11. Charmagne – http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
  12. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
  13. Lisa F – http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
  14. Sharondalyn – Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
  15. Jessi – http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co





  1. He’s adorable! And I’ll
    Be honest, I never knew glue sticks came in color or glitter! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Awww, he is so cute. I love your ornaments. I always look forward to the next day to see what your next ornament is.

  3. Jennifer F. says:

    How cute!! Love this ornament!! I need to find me some glitter glue sticks =)

  4. Okay, so maybe this guy is my favorite ornament so far! I don’t know you are confusing me with all this FABULOUS ornaments! EEEEKKKKK 😉

  5. lovin Rudolph’s glittery red nose!!

  6. I am so enjoying your adorable ornaments! This is way TOO cute for my eyes!! I cannot stop smiling..Thank you for that!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. Mary Holshouser says:

    He is adorable. You keep coming up with such fun embellishments
    I wondered if the hot glue would melt the plastic?
    thanks for sharing such clever ideas for the ornaments.

  8. Marji Franklin says:

    I LOVE him!!!

  9. Oh my goodness…..this is too cute!!!

  10. Your ornament is super adorable!!

  11. Awwww, now that’s a cute ornament

  12. charligirl88 says:

    I was waiting for a reindeer! Love it. Great hopping with you!

  13. I love your Rudolph ornament it’s so cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  14. Adorable. Simply adorable!! TFS! 🙂

  15. How fun. I’ve never made any ornaments and yours are all darling. Love this little one too! TFS.

  16. LOL that is soooooooo cute!

  17. Nadia Crafter says:

    This is one of my favorites, he is so fun!

  18. Maria Calderone says:

    How cute, looking forward to the next one! 🙂

  19. absolutely adorable! BL

  20. How Cute Is this! So Fun, Love It!!!

  21. I so like how easy all these ornaments are. Great inspiration for ornaments.

  22. To stinkin’ cute!