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Christmas Reindeer Art with Lights

Christmas Reindeer Art with Lights

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Twinkling lights, colorful decorations and lots of glitter characterize my Christmas decor this year.  I am so excited to move from neutral and classic red to vibrant and fun colors throughout my house.  I am reusing many of the decorations I already have but mixing them with new and colorful DIY pieces.  Today I’m sharing this Christmas reindeer art with lights.  It has the pretty twinkling lights, sparkly gold glitter and the best part is I made it from a thrift store frame.  

DIY Christmas Reindeer Art with lights and lots of colorful christmas decor

This reindeer art is in my kitchen under a colorful chalkboard among some cute holiday decor.  At night it brings a little sparkle to a dim room and even in the daylight hours the glitter shines.  

Reindeer art with lights Christmas decor

Here is what I used to make this Christmas reindeer art, some of these are affiliate links you can view my full disclosure policy here.  

  • A wood picture frame 
  • Cardboard
  • White paint
  • Gold Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Reindeer silhouette 
  • Pencil
  • Gold Glitter
  • Mod  Podge
  • LED light garland
  • Piercing tool
  • Hot glue gun

supplies for reindeer art

I removed the glass from the frame and painted it white.  Then I cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the frame and discarded the back.  I painted the cardboard white and, once dry, traced a reindeer onto it.  I used a reindeer head from PicMonkey and cut it using my Silhouette.  I painted the reindeer gold and let that dry completely. 

christmas reindeer art tutorial

This piercing tool comes in handy in my craft room.  I use it primarily for brads to embellish paper crafts but it works perfectly for a project like this to pierce holes in the cardboard.  

christmas reindeer art with lights

From the back of the cardboard, I pushed each LED light through a hole then added a bit of hot glue to hold them in place.  These lights are battery powered and the cord is easily hidden behind the frame. 

How to make reindeer art with lights

Once the lights were secure I brushed Mod Podge onto the head of the reindeer and added gold glitter.  I waited until the end so I didn’t make a sparkly mess attaching the lights. 

Reindeer art with lights and glitter

Colorful Christmas decor with reindeer art

This Christmas reindeer art is another DIY craft I made this year to brighten up my holiday decor.  I am still using my silver and neutral pieces from years past but these fun pops of color and sparkle create a whole new look.  I recently shared my colorful Christmas mantle on Instagram, be sure to follow me for peeks into my home and correct craft projects. 
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