Have you ever been able to remember all of the Reindeer Names for Christmas? I must admit, a little grudgingly, that I could not remember them all when I started this project. I had to look them up!
When I did my search, I found a little bit of interesting information. Did you know that they are based on a poem from 1823 called “A Visit From St. Nicholas”? It’s commonly called The Night Before Christmas. Another interesting fact is that Donner and Blitzen were originally called Donder and Blixem. It wasn’t until the popular Christmas song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” that Rudolph was added to the list. It’s true!
To help myself remember a ALL of the Reindeer Names, I decided to do a fun little project, as well as create a gift for my youngest daughter’s 2 year old class at school. I made them a little Subway Art sign and listed out all of the names.
Supplies Needed for this project:
- DecoArt in Ice Blue (Dazzling Metallics)
- Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels Glitter in Red
- White primer
- vinyl cutting machine
- weeding tool for vinyl
- transfer paper for vinyl
- 12″ x 24″ board
Step 1: Make sure that you prime your board before doing this project. I just used my plain white primer, but you can use which ever color you would like for your board. I did two coats.
Step 2: Once your board is dry, create you project in your computer. I have a Silhouette machine so I used my software and created the names of the reindeer.
Step 3: After your vinyl is cut, take your weeding tool and remove the letters out of the vinyl sheet.
Step 4: Cover your remaining vinyl with transfer paper.
Step 5: Transfer your vinyl over to your board.
Step 6: Paint your letters in your chosen colors. I used Ice Blue for the reindeer and Red for Rudolph. (When painting with a metallic or glittery paint, DAB your paint on. If you brush it on you will get streaks.)
Step 7: Once you have everything painted, start picking up your vinyl with your weeding tool. It’s easier when the paint is wet than when the paint is dry. (Pulling it up when the paint is dry can also pull up some of your paint.)
Step 8: Once you have your vinyl pulled, cover any little mishaps up with your remaining paint and allow to dry.
If you are like me, you probably have a certain song stuck in your heard right now….about the reindeer….I will spare you a video of me singing.
Want to find a few more projects to get you ready for the Holidays? A few of my blogging friends and myself are sharing our projects again today, and you can also enter to win a holiday gift bundle next week from Easy Canvas Prints! Make sure to come back here next Monday for your chance to win.
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