Red Nosed Reindeer Shaker Wall Hanging - Buttons Galore and More

Red Nosed Reindeer Shaker Wall Hanging

Bryn O’Reilly

I saw an adorable unfinished Christmas DIY piece recently at Hobby Lobby that just had to come home with me for a little transformation! 

We need to start thinking of shakers as fun home decor pieces through easy alterations. The possibilities are endless once you start looking and Hobby Lobby and Home Goods are the perfect stores for browsing. Especially the clearance section where a piece may be broken, think outside the box and get it for a great price! 

This reindeer is a pretty substantial piece measuring over 14 inches long and 12 inches wide - perfectly sized for the front door. 





Crafting Tip: Elevate flat, dried paint by applying crackle texture paste mixed with paint. I really liked the transformation it provided for the overall design. I use Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE 4oz INK57505

The Shaker Nose

The shaker nose came to life with these items: Buttons Galore Merry Mimosa and Classic Red - Button Tote

There are other options from Buttons Galore that would work as well! Try their Crystalz, Jewelz, and variety of buttons to create unique fillers. 

I came across the Bead Caddy-Round, Clear, Acrylic container to become the shaker nose (image below). You can get these at craft stores where beads are sold. I added card stock to the base of the round clear container and glued to my project.

After gluing the shaker to the nose, I finished the piece with some jute and cording glued into place to hide seams. The eyes are made from foam colored with brown ink and topped with a white button taken from Buttons Galore's White Wash

Finishing Touches

Red and black Buffalo print is very popular this season. I made a bow for the antlers and embellished with a few more buttons and floral berries.

The large red button is from Classic Red - Button Tote. I also added a Poinsettia Button.

 And here's the final look! 


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