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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Ice Skating Reindeer

Have fun in the snow with this adorable Ice Skating Reindeer Decoration. Place this cutie on your mantel or kitchen table during the holiday season. DIY Christmas crafts are a great excuse to show off your spirit and excitement. Best of all, DIY Christmas decorations help you save money and focus on the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, this adorable reindeer will boost your mood and keep you smiling. Using polymer clay, you can create a one-of-a-kind creature that's simply adorable. Polymer clay is perfect for beginners and kids, so the whole family can enjoy this project together.
 

Ice Skating Reindeer Clay Craft
 

Materials:

  • FIMO Soft Polymer clay — Caramel, Cherry Red, White, Black, Sahara
  • AMACO WireForm Craft Wire — 22 gauge aluminum
  • Small black beads without holes
  • Crystal colored glitter
  • 3" Circle Mirror
  • Pasta Machine
  • Craft Knife

 

Instructions:

Base:

  • Flatten White FIMO on the #5 setting on pasta machine. Place mirror in center and cut out around leaving 1/4" border. Roll additional White FIMO into a log, 1/4" in diameter, and wrap around over edges of mirror. Trim white clay. Make indentations around border with thumb to create the look of snow. Sprinkle “snow” with glitter.

Reindeer:

  • Shape a 1" ball of caramel into a tapered log for body. Shape four 1/2" caramel balls into tapered logs. Gently press thick end with thumb creating foot. Press legs to body. Flatten four 1/2" black balls. Press on bottom of each foot.
     
  • Shape wire into ice skate shape. Press in bottom of each foot.


     
  • Marble red and white clay then flatten. Cut a strip 1/2" wide and wrap around neck area. Trim. Add streamers from this strip.

Head:

  • Shape a 1" ball of caramel into a rounded triangle and press over neck. Press in eyes and shape. Add a small red ball for nose.

Hat:

  • Flatten red/white marble mix and cut a strip 1/2" wide. Wrap around top of head for a hat. Wrap a log around bottom of hat for brim. Add a 1/4" red ball at top.

Snow:

  • Apply tiny shavings of white onto hat and feet for snow. Sprinkle “snow” with glitter.

Tiny Christmas Tree:

  • Flatten two 1/8" balls of green and shape into triangles. Layer one over top of the other. Flatten a tiny log of black for trunk of tree and press into front of reindeer. Apply tree triangles above and over top of trunk.

Antlers:

  • Flatten two 3/8" balls of Sahara and shape into a teardrop. Make two indentations. Draw in stitch marks. Press wire into pointed end and trim. Apply tiny shavings of white on top of antlers for snow. Sprinkle “snow” with glitter. Bake antlers for 15 minutes at 265ºF. When cooled add to head.

Finish:

  • Bake entire figurine at 265ºF for 1 hour.
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