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Mason Jar Reindeer Craft

Transforming a simple Mason jar into a festive reindeer decoration is a fun and creative way to add some holiday cheer to your home. By painting the jar with brown paint and adding googly eyes, a red pom-pom nose, and antlers made from pipe cleaners, you can easily bring this adorable reindeer to life. This DIY project is perfect for both kids and adults, and can be customized with different colors and embellishments to suit your personal style. The Mason jar reindeer can be used in a variety of ways, such as a cute centerpiece for your holiday table, a whimsical addition to your mantel decor, or even as a unique gift for friends and family. You can fill the jar with battery-operated fairy lights to create a warm and cozy glow, or use it to hold small treats or trinkets. No matter how you choose to display your Mason jar reindeer, it is sure to bring a smile to everyone who sees it during the festive season.

Materials that you’ll need to create this craft:

  • 500 ml wide mouth mason jar
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Brown felt material
  • Paint brush
  • 2 – brown pipe cleaners
  • 2 – large googly eyes
  • Large red pom pom
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Mod Podge (optional)


1. Gather supplies.

2. Paint the entire jar brown (this can take up to three coats for good coverage).

3. Seal with a coat of Mod Podge (optional).

4. Cut a two ear shapes approx. 1.5″ out of brown felt material.

5. Glue the ears to each side of the jar.

6. Twist the pipe cleaners into antler shapes. Tip: Wrap each pipe cleaner around a pencil for the perfect spiral look.

7. Glue the antlers to each side of the top of the jar.

8. Glue the red pom pom to the front bottom edge of the jar.

9. Glue the eyes above the red pom pom nose.

10. Fill the jar with candy (the most important part).

You guys, how cute is this little reindeer face?! The oversized eyes and nose make this craft totally adorable!

You could always paint the reindeer features on with acrylic paint, use twigs for antlers and craft paper for ears… the possibilities are endless. Let your creativity take over this Christmas!

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