Three Rocking Reindeer Christmas Decorations

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 963 days ago 2981 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, all! Since we are getting closer to Christmas, I thought I would post a nice holiday project that I designed a couple of months ago. This is my Rocking Reindeer trio. These three little rocking reindeer are fun and easy to make using a scroll saw and a Dremel and sanding disk for shaping. They are made of oak and finished with mineral oil followed by spray shellac. I love the way the mineral oil brings out the color of the oak. I was fortunate to have these featured on the cover of Creative Woodworks and Crafts Christmas Issue. I really enjoy making these kinds of projects and hope you like seeing them, too. Thanks for looking!

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 963 days ago

these are wonderful & remind me of long ago holiday ornaments. Lots of skill & love in these.

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#2 posted 963 days ago

very cool .. and Paul just posted his version of your pattern.
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How wonderful to see both of these projects posted.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 963 days ago

Very nice!!

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#4 posted 963 days ago

Super COOL!

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#5 posted 963 days ago

Oh I love these!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#6 posted 963 days ago

Oh yea, I can see why these were chosen. Very attractive and in the spirit…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 963 days ago

Hope you are charging plenty for these little beauties Sheila they are worth it, lovely job with chrisp detail ::)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 963 days ago

oh yess! very nice Sheila. my head is singing “rock-around-the-clock”. you should place these on the subwoofer, they will rock with the music for sure.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 963 days ago

Sheila, Awesome work as always you are very talented. Love your work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#10 posted 962 days ago

I wish I had more patience…...........

-- mike...............

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#11 posted 962 days ago

I like your design and the result.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#12 posted 962 days ago

Thank you everyone for your kind remarks. I really liked doing these and I am working on some standing versions for next year. (I will be adding to the ‘herd’!) I love Paul’s darker versions of them, too! I love seeing how others make up my designs. It’s all part of the fun!

I hope you all have a great holiday! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#13 posted 962 days ago

Love those little reindeer Sheila .
Great design as to be expected of you .
It’s a classic the will be a tradition in the future .

-- Kiefer 松

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#14 posted 961 days ago

They look great!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#15 posted 961 days ago

Sheila, I have started to pick up Creative Woodworks and Crafts at Lowe’s every month. As soon as I can I’m going to subscribe to it. I remember seeing these rain deer and I want to build my wife a little set of them. I’m hoping that I can do them for her before Christmas but it may not happen. I’m right in the process of building some cabinets for my shop to try and make some more room and gain some more organization. You sure are good at what you do. You really are a fine artist and come up with some great patterns.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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