Are you DIYing your gift this year?
Forney’s here with the inspiration you need for an awesome gift. These rebar reindeer will make a great Holiday decoration for years to come.
- 3.5” portion (3 total) for the reindeer body
- 2″ portion (15 total) for the head and legs. PRO TIP: use smaller diameter rebar for 12 of the 15 portions to create more realistic looking reindeer.
- 1.5″ portions for the neck (3 total)
- 2″ portions (6 total)
- 1.5″ portions (15 total)
Repeat step 5 to create the other pair of legs.
Use a magnet to hold the rear of the reindeer body while you align the legs made in step 5 and 6. The legs should angle slightly outward (towards the front and back of the reindeer) to provide further stability and realism. Next, proceed to weld both sets of legs onto the body.
Use a magnet to align the 3.5″ rebar (body) with the 1.5″ rebar (neck) at a 45-60 degree angle offset from the 3.5″ rebar. Ensure the angle is high enough to attach the head. Weld the neck onto the body of your reindeer. PRO TIP: a lower neck might make the reindeer unbalanced from the weight of the head and antlers.
Now it’s time to create the antlers! Fashion a “Y” shape with the smaller diameter round bars.
Do this again for the other antler.
Weld the antlers onto the left and right sides of the head.
Use a magnet to align the bent 1.5″ rod portion on the rear of the reindeer. This will become the reindeer’s tail.
Repeat steps 5-12 for the remaining reindeer. (PRO TIP: grind down the bottoms of the legs so the reindeer sits flatly on the table.)
Use a scratch brush to clean up the reindeer. Consider painting them or leave them bare like we did.