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Rake Reindeer Decoration

Charm guests and passersby with this rakish reindeer.

Reindeer Christmas decoration made from a rake.

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks


  • Wood-handle steel garden rake, #78279
  • 2 - 1-1/2-in birch nickels, #423476
  • Red ornament
  • Scarf
  • Valspar paint, sample size: Ultra White, #7006-24; Lincoln Cottage Black, #4009-2

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Step 1

Paint two birch nickels white and let dry. Then paint the edges and off-center eyes in black.

Step 2

Glue a red ornament of your choice to the rake just above where the metal rake head connects to the wooden handle.

Step 3

Use hot glue to attach the two birch eyes to the rake. Arrange them to form a face.

Step 4

This rakish Rudolph adds a fun touch to your outdoor holiday decorations. --Lowe’s Creative Ideas

Knot a scarf around the rake at the top of the handle beneath the ornament to complete your reindeer.