small red poms
small google eyes
brown pipe cleaners (antlers)
green or red pipe cleaners (hanger)
felt (any color you'd like)
hand saw (I promise you can do it)
Step one at top left:
Saw your cinnamon sticks in half, if you feel they are too long.
also if your cinnamon sticks didn't come with small pieces for the heads,
you will have to cut them.
Step two at top right:
cut your felt to fit like a saddle, I used pinking shears.
Also cut your pipe cleaners in half.
Step three at bottom left:
Fold your felt "saddle" in half and make a small cut. Fold your green or red pipe cleaner in half and run it through the hole in your felt. Then center your cinnamon stick legs and glue legs to felt and pipe cleaner. Then glue the rest of the felt down.
Step four at bottom right:
Turn your ornament on it's side and place some glue just inside the felt fold on the cinnamon sticks. This is where you are going to add your "head", a small piece of the cinnamon stick that you cut. Hold in place until the glue sets.
Once the glue sets on your reindeer head, it should look like the picture on the top left.
Next add your eyes and red pom nose on the top right.
Fold your brown pipe cleaner in half and make a "V" for your antlers.
Add some glue into the open part of the cinnamon stick head and add your antlers. Shape them in any way you want, photo bottom right.
And that's it. I added a little bit of green ribbon on a few. Then I added "2013" on one leg using a sharpee marker on a few others. This tutorial is totally easy, just a little labor intensive if you have to cut your own cinnamon sticks. But I promise they are totally worth it. Super cute and do they ever smell like Christmas!! Enjoy! And Happy Christmas Tree Trimming!!