(20 crafty days of christmas) extra gum reindeer and snowman stocking stuffers

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Gum is pretty much a staple as far as stocking stuffers are concerned. My husband’s favorite gum is Extra Polar Ice (I’m partial to Peppermint), so I picked up a couple packages at Walmart and gave them a festive little makeover before adding them to his stocking. Check out my tutorials below on how to turn a package of Extra Gum into a snowman and a reindeer. These stocking stuffers would also make great co-worker gifts or leave them in a neighbor’s mailbox for a fun inexpensive surprise. I plan on making more to use in place of gift tags on my presents. I’ll just write the “to” and “from” on the back of the package.

Extra Gum Reindeer Stocking Stuffer

Materials:

Extra Gum
Brown Card Stock Paper
Scissors/Paper Trimmer
2 Small Googly Eyes
1 Medium Red Pom Pom
2 Sparkly Gold Pipe Cleaners
Hot Glue Gun

Instructions: Trim brown card stock paper to fit around a package of Extra Gum. Glue the paper to the package using hot glue. Hot glue the googly eyes and pom pom nose to the paper, as shown in the photo below. Cut the pipe cleaners into 3 inch pieces. Glue 2 of those pieces to the front of the package, as shown in the photo below. Take 2 other pieces and wrap them around the pieces glued to the package to look like antlers.

Extra Gum Snow Man Stocking Stuffer

Materials:

Extra Gum
White Card Stock Paper
Scissors/Paper Trimmer
2 Small Googly Eyes
Orange Card Stock Paper
Miniature Black Pom Poms
Red Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun

Instructions: Trim white card stock paper to fit around a package of Extra Gum. Glue the paper to the package using hot glue. Tie a piece of red ribbon around the bottom of the package, as shown in the photo below. Cut a piece of orange card stock in the shape of a little triangular carrot nose. Hot glue the googly eyes, orange nose and miniature black pom poms to the package, as shown in the photo below.

Extra Gum can be found at Walmart at checkout. Visit their facebook page for more festive fun!

 

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

Comments

  1. Linda Burniski says

    Do you just wrap the paper around the gum and leave the ends open? Or…..do you wrap the gum like a present?

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