Thursday, December 21, 2017

Reindeer Food

Every year I have made reindeer food for Rachel and Sarah, and now for Jennifer and her friends at school.  This year was no exception, except that I got it done just under the wire as my daughter decided to take off the week before Christmas and needed the food ASAP.  I saw a bunch of different treats on Youtube, but I saw one using the plastic bottles and decided to make that one.  You can put anything you really want for the treat, as long as it is edible and safe for the little critters outside.

First I mixed everything together and then put them into the little treat bottles.  I decided to wrap a piece of tape around the top as the corks did not stay in too tight - ask me how I found that out! 

I then copied the poem and cut them out and mounted them on some CS.  There are a lot of them on the web.

For the actual holder, I used CS 11 1/2" X 2" and scored it at 2 1/4", 3", 5 1/4" and 6".  Before putting it together I used my 3/4" circle to punch out the hole so the tube will fit in nice and snug.  Then I cut out some DSP 1/8" smaller for decoration and adhered it together.  On the top of the holder, I used my scalloped punch.

I used some felt Christmas decorations I had and decorated the front of the holder.  I then tied on the poem through the hole with some twine.  I packaged each holder in a decorative plastic bag with a few candy canes, and tied them off with the little reindeer tag.

I then put them into a basket and sent along a bag of candy canes - slowly I'm using them up!!

Jennifer loved passing them out to her friends.  She is so excited.  They are going to go to New York City tomorrow to see the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.  Tomorrow is the last day of school for the girls, so everyone is ready to celebrate.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a very Merry Christmas!!

Thanks for stopping by,



Leslie Miller said...

I always thought "reindeer food" was for kids to eat. Shows how much I know! I love that little poem. I'm pretty sure this reindeer food would be all gobbled up by morning if I sprinkled it on our lawn. Super cute packaging idea! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

PJ said...

Oh Nancy your little packages are absolutely PERFECT!!! What a blessing you are to so many. Gosh I think you should think about doing a craft fair with your grand daughters that would be awesome. Ooooh.. New York. and Rockefeller Center gosh that's always been one of my two dreams. To spend Christmas and New Year's Eve in New York. How awesome. I hope they had a marvelous time, and that you had a very Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year ♥