Reindeer Rootbeer – a last-minute gift idea

Reindeer Rootbeer a great gift idea for beer or rootbeer. Easy craft to make! |

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Reindeer Rootbeer is just one of over 52 gifting ideas we loaded into our  book, Creative Gift Ideas: 52 Unique Gift Sets, but we love it so much we wanted to make sure that even the people who didn’t get our book have access to it.  Because it is just too simple not to know about.

Reindeer Rootbeer is a great gift to give those people in your life that you just don’t quite know what to get.  You know what I’m talking about.  You need to give certain people gifts, but they are so hard to shop for!  Or you have an office party, or a party with extended relatives, and you don’t know anyone well enough to give an awesome present.  Enter reindeer rootbeer.


This gift works for almost anyone, but has enough cleverness added in that people will feel really special getting it.  They’ll think you tried.  Which you did.  Sort of.  Okay, not really all that much.  But it sure beats giving someone candles, a Christmas sweater, or a gift card (scratch that…gift cards work for most anyone!). And, it is just so darn cute!

P.S. giving Christmas-themed gifts makes no sense.  The person will have about one day to use it.  And then they’ll have to put it away until the next year.  Why would you do that to someone? Unless you get the gift during the after-Christmas sales for your distant relative that you’ll see for the Christmas party in January. That makes perfect sense and we heartily giggle and high-five!


I used root beer because it was going to some kids for Christmas, but actual beer would work for adults.  You could also use other sodas, as long as they have similar packaging and come in a 6-pack (or 4-pack, I guess :)). And, traditionally one would use brown pipe cleaners. We used multi-color for fun. Breaking tradition! We didn’t have red pom pom’s or buttons so I took cotton balls and a red Sharpie and made my own. If you don’t have googly eyes feel free to pop a white dot of paint and add a dot of black on top. Don’t go out and buy items, use what you have if possible!

To Do:

  1. attach red pom poms for noses.  I used a hot glue, but other glues should work.
  2. attach googly eyes
  3. You will need to cut about an inch off a pipe cleaner(x2) and wrap it around the end of another pipe cleaner to create your “antler”. Do this to 2 pipe cleaners (probably the same color). Then wrap it around the neck of your bottle. Repeat for other antler.
  4. I made a quick little sign that said “Reindeer Root beer” with a simple gift tag.

If you want to, go crazy and give someone an entire case of Reindeer Rootbeer!!!

We’ve included a quick video that helps understand a bit more how to make these. It really is very easy!

Have you found any simple and cute ideas like this reindeer root beer that you are using for quick gifts?

Check out my DIY snow globe ornaments, or the bottle cap n’ wrap idea for giving wine as a gift.. Or the best toffee you could ever package up!




  1. Linda
    June 20, 2012 / 6:33 am

    Ads are ok with me, but this contact me button floating along the side of the page is driving me nuts, very annoying. I rarely take time to look at ads, but do occaionally. Hey if you can make money go for it. Rootbeer Reindeer ate too cute. Take care

    • June 20, 2012 / 8:27 am

      thanks for letting me know!! I rarely see my own blog and haven’t really stopped to look. I count on my readers to tell me if something is terrible. THANKS!!! I’ll see if I can get to changing it soon.

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