Dollar Tree Hack: Reindeer Placecards


Even though Thanksgiving is still a few days away, I’m starting to think and plan ahead to Christmas decor. A few weeks ago, I stopped at our local Dollar Tree store and picked up some ornaments from their Christmas ornament selection. I plan to use some of those ornaments as trims for gift wrapping. But the glittery white trees and reindeer that I purchased were for this year’s Christmas table. They compliment the sparkly tablecloth I purchased at an after Christmas sale last  year.

I made napkin rings using the trees, some ribbon, and cardboard paper towel rolls.  You can read about those here. I thought the reindeer would make pretty, whimsical placecards.

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I removed the hanging loop from the reindeer ornament. Then I made a little oval-shaped hill from the Model Magic. I sprinkled a little white glitter over the surface of of the hill to give it the appearance of glittery snow. Then I pushed the reindeer’s feet into the soft model magic.


I made little nametaga and attached one around each reindeer’s neck. I used a special punch I have that punches a scalloped circle or can punch a scalloped border. I made the white cardstock scalloped circles and borders from shiny gold cardstock. I had both on hand. Then I attached thin gold cord to loop around the reindeer’s neck.


I think they are so sweet. And I am sure that the grandchildren will love them too! This was an easy and inexpensive project and it will add a bit of whimsy to our Christmas table.

Linking up with:

  Dollar Tree Christmas Extravaganza at Debbie Doos

The Scoop at Stonegable

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Thrifty Decor Chick

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3 Responses to Dollar Tree Hack: Reindeer Placecards

  1. Cyndee says:

    I love this idea. And I love reindeer. I’ve out of the loop…never seen Model Magic before. Ha!


    • carolyn says:

      Model magic is by Crayola. It’s usually found in the children’s craft department. It comes in different colors. Over time it air dries to a lightweight solid.


  2. So easy, and so adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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