This is one SUPER CUTE idea for a Christmas Eve tradition…

It is a Cello Tube Bag filled with Magic Reindeer Food and is topped with a cute Punch Art Reindeer card, the back of which contains a sweet poem with instructions on what to do with the food…

It is utterly adorable – if you haven’t heard of Magic Reindeer food it is one cute tradition for Christmas Eve – you mix oatmeal with some glitter – the oatmeal is food for Santa’s Reindeer and the glitter makes it shine so that they can find your house – the kids simply sprinkle it on the lawn the Night before Christmas – cute & fun…

There is even a poem to go along with it – and this is a cute gift that you can make using this idea and my Punch Art Reindeer…

Here is my tutorial so that you can make your very own Magic Reindeer Food gift – at the end of this tutorial you will find a printable version too so that you can print it out and keep it for reference.

To get a closer view of the photos below, click on them – this will enlarge each for easier viewing.

Magic Reindeer Food:

To make this simply put some oatmeal into a bowl and sprinkle in glitter – I prefer to use chunky glitter as it shows up better – in my tubes this year I am using Silver Glass Glitter (pg 201) – and stir well.

Then simply transfer your Magic Reindeer Food into Cellophane Tubes – you can find these on pg 11 of the Holiday Mini Catalog and they are a great price at just $2.95 for 50 of them – this is what your tube will look like when filled…

Now to make the Topper Card:

Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 5″ x 2 1/2″ – I used the color Real Red – and then score in the center, 2 1/2″ in from one side…

Now to add some texture – place one half of your card into an embossing folder – I used the Petals-a-Plenty folder because I just LOVE the poinsettia flower pattern on it – it is so Christmassy – and run it through your Big Shot to add the texture – and this is what you will have…

Now to add your poem – check this out – isn’t it cute?  To make it easy for you to print, I put together a document – there are 8 of these poems on one page – to find it click HERE – and then print or save to your computer to use later – easy as that!

Trim it out to size and adhere to the back of your card…

Add your moon – I used my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and the gorgeous glittery Silver Glimmer Paper to make mine…and adhere in place…

Punch Art Reindeer:

For the directions to make this super cute Punch Art Reindeer please click HERE

When you have made him, adhere him to your cardfront – I like to use Dimensionals to make him pop out a little…

And here is your finished card – the front…

And the back with that cute poem in place…

Now to assemble – gather your card and your filled tube…

And your roll of Mini Glue Dots – add two glue dots to the top of the tube at the front and adhere the front of your card in place – and repeat for the back…

That way your card is firmly attached to the tube but can be removed pretty easily without causing any damage, so that the card can be kept once taken off…

And there is your cute Magic Reindeer Food tube ready for giving!

Want to see a cute treat for the grown-ups using this Punch Art Reindeer? Here it is…a chocolate bar in a beautiful wrapper…


The chocolate simply slides out of the top – isn’t it cute?

I have a tutorial for the Chocolate Bar Wrapper that you can find by clicking HERE

I made it using Early Espresso & Real Red cardstocks, paper from Letters to Santa DSP and Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon – and of course that gorgeous Reindeer at the top.

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