I’m making reindeer again this year. It’s been about five years since the last time I played around with these guys. Checking in on the recipients of the last batch revealed that nearly all of them were missing an antler, or two. The problem is that they are a bit top heavy and when they fall over the antlers can break. So this year the reindeer will be fitted with eyelets and lanyards for hanging on the Christmas tree. Hopefully, this will ensure their longevity. If you would like to see how I make the tiny eyelets for hanging ornaments, you can check out my tutorial here.
This year I have been finishing up the ornaments while volunteering at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) Community Woodshop. The idea is to have a shop open for the community to use, but we still need to fill Shop Steward positions to ensure everyone’s safety and fair use. So if you have skills and an interest in volunteering we could use you.