Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Magic Reindeer Food

This year I am planning on making the Magic Reindeer Food in these little test tubes. I first came across them hereKerryspapercrafts but I couldn't purchase them at a good price until this year.  I ordered 250 of them online for this years craft fairs  but  accidentally I  hit the order twice. They were sent to my brothers home in the US for me to collect and take back to Ireland. Thankfully some sensible person completing the order rechecked with me and I was able to confirm I only wanted 250 !  You can imagine my brother and sister-in-laws bewilderment when they arrived. To finish the story I was stopped by customs on my return journey. The guy asked where I had been, how long I had been away for and why did I have so much luggage.  The poor man, I am sure he thought he had seen  and heard it all until he heard my explanation for the test tubes. It was so crazy it had to be true. He waved me on my way and wished me well !

I tried to source the reindeer stamp  used by Kerry on Ebay. The set was too expensive as I only wanted the reindeer stamp. I decided to make my own digital image using a card making software set.  If you would like to use it to make some of your own here is a link for my download.

and the poem to punch and stick on the back of the above label

I am planning on using red sugar strands to liven up the porridge oats in the containers. So wish me happy times filling and completing the remaining 240 or so tubes.  

I used a Papertrey Ink die for the tag and some bells and ribbons from stash.


  1. Just found your blog Anne, still laughing at the story about the Customs guy.... made these last year and added some glitter to the mix! My boys thought it was going to be hilarious as Santa's reindeers would have "glittery poop!" - all boy! need I say more!.

    The other thing you could do with your tubes is "reindeer poop" with chocolate covered raisins or nuts - here's the poem.

    I woke with such a fright when I heard Santa call...
    "Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
    I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts,
    those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts."

    I got an old shovel and started to scoop
    neat little piles of reindeer poop!
    But to throw them away seemed such a waste,
    so I saved them, thinking-you might like a taste!

    As I finished my task, which took quite a while,
    Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
    And I heard him exclaim as he sped off in the sky...
    "Well they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!"

  2. Hi Anne,
    May I ask where you ordered the tubes for the reindeer food? Thanks.


Thank you so much for your kind comment.


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