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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."

Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio

Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio
Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio
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A beautiful winter scene awaits with these Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer.  Your mantel, holiday table, or front table will look stunning with these precious foam reindeer.  These sweet reindeer can be on display all winter long and would look beautiful among a forest of mini trees.  Complete with printable templates to make 3 sweet reindeer, this project is great for adding country charm to your holiday decor.  Dip the reindeer's feet in gold paint and add a touch of Diamond Dust Glass Glitter to your reindeer to truly make them sparkle.  As picturesque as a winter painting, these reindeer bring the beauty of winter inside (without the snow!).

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts




  • Templates
  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam
    • Sheet: 1” x 12” x 36”
  • FloraCraft® Diamond Dust® or Glass Glitter
  • Acrylic Paint: Gold
  • Holiday Ribbon
  • Sprigs of Fresh Pine
  • Straight Pins
  • White Tacky Glue
  • Cardstock
  • FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun
  • Flat Paint Brush
  • Serrated Knife
  • Scissors


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  1. Print templates on cardstock and cut out.  Pin the templates to the foam sheet spaced about ¼” apart.

    Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio
  2. Following the package instructions, carefully use the StyroCutter® Plus to cut out the number of pieces indicated on the patterns to create all three deer.  Be sure to keep the blade of the cutter at a 90 degree angle to the top surface of the foam for a straight even edge.   Use a scrap piece of foam as a sanding block to lightly smooth any uneven edges. 
  3. Assemble the deer and secure with glue.  Brush the deer with a coat of tacky glue and sprinkle with glitter while wet to completely cover.  Let dry.

    Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio

    Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio

    Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio
  4. Paint the feet of all three deer gold to create the hooves.  Tie a small length of ribbon around the necks of each deer and embellish with fresh pine sprigs.

    Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio

    Gold Dipped Frosted Reindeer Trio

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