Reindeer Ribbon Sculpture

You know Rudolph and Dasher and Dancer and all of those other magical reindeer who pull Santa’s sleigh on that special Christmas Eve night…right?!? And I bet you have a whole lot of sweet kiddos who are really excited about those reindeer coming and visiting them here very, very soon! Well I am also excited for those high flyin’ reindeer to pay my house a visit and today, Shirley is bringing that visit to all of us a month early with the most adorable Reindeer Ribbon Sculpture. This festive ribbon sculpture is so much fun and one anyone can wear. You can place this jolly reindeer on a clip for a fabulous hair accessory or on a brooch pin for a festive accessory on your favorite holiday shirt, winter jacket, scarf or even your favorite bag. Enjoy!

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Christmas is on it’s way!! Time for making some fun Christmas bows and this cute Reindeer Ribbon Sculpture definitely needs to be on your list!

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7/8″ Brown Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ Brown Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ White/Red/Green Swiss Dots Ribbon
or any fun Christmas ribbon (check out The Ribbon Retreat’s awesome selection HERE!)
Red Gem or Small Red Puff
Lined Clip
Needle and Thread
Hot Glue Gun

Christmas Accessories

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Cut your 7/8″ to 3 inches. Seal your ends.

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Fold it in half and squeeze the fold. Open it up and line hot glue on the edges of one side. Fold it closed.

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Cut your 3/8″ brown ribbon to 9.5 inches. Seal your ends. Get your needle and thread ready.

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Fold one end about an inch in. Take the other side of the ribbon and fold over about the same amount to meet in the middle. Take the excess of that piece and fold it under about an inch as well. Fold the last of the ribbon up to the center. Make sure all loops are even. You can move them around as you wish.

If there is excess ribbon, you can cut it off and reseal, or just as if there wasn’t enough ribbon, undo it and try again.

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Take your needle and thread and stitch through the center of the bow. Take a couple stitches in the back to tie it off.

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Take your White/Red/Green Swiss Dots ribbon and cut it to 6.5 inches. Seal your ends. Make the same exact bow we just made with the brown ribbon. Make that first fold at about half an inch.

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Take about a 5″ piece of the swiss dots ribbon and tie a knot in the center.

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Glue the knot on the center of the bow. Once cool, place hot glue on the back of the bow and bring the tail of the knotted ribbon to the back. Once it is cool, cut off the excess ribbon. Seal the cut with your lighter. Place glue down again and bring the other tail around, let it cool, cut, and seal.

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Put hot glue on the center of the brown bow and place the swiss dots bow on top of the brown bow.

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Get your pieces all together. We’re going to put it together now.

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Place hot glue on the 7/8″ ribbon we folded together along the edge (not the fold of the ribbon). Place the bow on top. Then add eyes, the nose, and last your clip on the back.

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All done!!

Wasn’t that easy? And it’s a pretty quick project too. You can change it up by using different ribbons for the bow, you can use different browns for the reindeer, you can use different colored gems to match the bow. You can add it to a bow for a super cute center. Add marabou to make it over the top!

Have fun creating!


Thank you Shirley! I am in love with this sweet little reindeer and that polka dot bow…so, so cute! Holiday accessories are really fun to make and even more fun to wear or to even give away as a gift! Teachers, neighbors, coworkers, family, friends…you name it, anyone you give a fun ribbon sculpture to will absolutely love it, because who could resit a festive little reindeer when it is as cute as this one? So grab your ribbon and a whole bunch of friends, young and old, and make a whole herd of these cute reindeer for all of the ladies and girlees you know!

Are you in love with ribbon sculptures? Here are a few more gorgeous and very fun and festive ribbon sculptures you are sure to love!

Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Penguin Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial - Basic Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial, get creative! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Snowman Ribbon Sculpture and Bow Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
Ribbon sculptures are really fun to make and so amazing to look at. I always feel that they make the ribbon come alive in so many fun ways. I love how many incredible things you can create by simply folding, twisting and bending ribbon. To get your ribbon for your next ribbon sculpture adventures, make sure to visit The Ribbon Retreat! We have such a great selection of ribbon in different widths, colors, designs, texture and even some that shimmers and shines! We also carry a wonderful bouquet of lovely flowers, resins and gems, clips and headbands, elastic and so SO much more! Come and see our entire selection of ribbon and crafty supplies today, right HERE!

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  1. Pat C.
    Posted December 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Aww, isn’t he adorable?! And thanks to your easy-to-follow tutorial, Shirley, I bet even I could make one–or more!! ::gasps:: xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 24, 2015 at 8:51 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Thank you for sharing! You could totally make this fun reindeer or a whole herd of them! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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