Reindeer Tree Ornaments
These were always destined to become Tree Decorations, so here's a pic of some I've just finished.
Again, using the same pattern as the Reindeer Christmas Cup Cosy but with a little red bow and jingle bell sewn on to the bottom of each head.
Because the Antlers for these have to stand up to the tree branches, I decided to stiffened them this time, with a diluted PVA glue solution.
If you plan on making a few Reindeer this season, crochet a pile of Antlers and stiffen them all together.
Take a disposable plastic cup and put in equal parts of PVA glue and water, make sure the glue you use dries clear, I used Aquadhere.
Mix it well and saturate each Antler with the mix, squeezing the glue into it and then squeezing the liquid out. If you have any glue left over, you can keep it in a sealed jar for future use.
Pin the Antlers out into shape, on to a cling wrapped board to dry. Make sure you bend them in the middle and pin them in this position to form the two Antlers.
Once they're completely dry and stiff, unpin them. That's about it.
They will be a little stiff to sew on, but not impossible.
Hope you enjoy making them,