Whip them up with chenille sticks (which you can easily bend to shape the reindeer) wrapped in wool roving. They’re so adorable, you’ll find it hard to pack them away come the new year.
Gather your supplies
Brown chenille sticks; wool roving: brown, tan, white and pink; felting needle; clear-drying tacky glue
Step 1 Cut chenille sticks to these lengths: two 22cm pieces (buck and doe bodies); four 12cm pieces (buck and doe legs); and one 13cm, one 9.5cm and one 7cm piece (buck antlers).
Step 2 Referring to Step 2 image as a guide, pull off thin, ribbon-like strips of brown and tan wool roving. Wrap body and leg chenille sticks with brown wool roving. Wrap chenille sticks for the antlers with tan wool roving. Use your fingertips to rub a small quantity of glue over each wool-wrapped stick.
Step 3 Bend a wrapped body stick to make a loop for the ears about 4cm wide. Bend stick back over top of ears to form head shape.
Step 4 Bend remaining part of stick into an L-shape that extends down about 4cm from head, then bends to form the main part of the body. Bend the stick end into a loop for the tail.
Step 5 Bend 2 wrapped leg sticks in half and wrap each tightly around the body for the legs.
Step 6 Repeat Step 5 to make a second body frame.
Step 7 Lay wrapped antler sticks on your work surface, centres aligned. Wrap the smallest piece tightly around the centre of the other 2 pieces to make antlers.
Step 8 Place antlers on the head of 1 body frame. Wrap a thin ribbon of brown roving around antlers and head, crisscrossing roving around head. Secure by wrapping roving around the neck and rubbing a small quantity of glue over the roving end.