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Make these dollar store reindeer stocking hooks using reindeer figurines and spray paint – to make your own customized DIY Christmas decor.

silver reindeer stocking hooks with faux boxwood embellishments

Follow this tutorial to make your own DIY stocking hooks using inexpensive figurines, spray paint, a wood base, and a simple screw hook.

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Dollar Tree Metal Reindeer Decorations

lets craft with dollar tree reindeer

Have you seen these metal tabletop reindeer figurines at Dollar Tree? I saw them last year, meant to make a craft with them, and then ran out of time.

So when I saw them on shelves again this year, I knew it was time to get making.

In this step-by-step guide, I’ll show you how to create a charming reindeer stocking hook using affordable materials from the dollar store. Let’s get started on this fun and budget-friendly Christmas craft!

Dollar Store DIY Stocking Hooks

Video Tutorial

Watch this quick video to see how this craft came together:

Reindeer Stocking Hooks

Reindeer Stocking Hooks

Yield: 1 craft

Easily turn Dollar Store reindeer stands into stocking hooks, and make your own DIY Christmas decor.


  • reindeer stands (Dollar Tree)
  • black cup hooks (7/8")
  • black spray paint primer
  • spray paint (metallic sliver)
  • faux greenery
  • command strips


  • heat gun (to remove label)
  • hammer and nail
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this craft.
  2. Remove the label. Use a heat gun to remove the label from the base of the stand. This will make it easy to peel off without leaving the sticky film.
  3. Make a pilot hole in the base. Create a hole in the side of the base using the hammer and nail. I hammered the nail in about a quarter of an inch. Then remove the nail.
  4. Screw the hook into the hole. Since you've created a little pilot hole, the hook should screw in fairly easily. screw hook into wooden reindeer base
  5. Spray paint the reindeer stand (and hook) with primer. To get the best coverage with the metallic silver, you'll want to prime the stands with black spray paint primer.
  6. Spray paint the stands with metallic spray paint. Once the primer has dried completely, spray a coat of metallic silver.
  7. Hot glue embellishments. I used some greenery I found on Amazon. Secure one end onto the back with a dot of hot glue and feed the greenery around the base (placing 2 more dots of glue on the front) until you get back to the start. Cut the greenery and secure it with another dot of hot glue.
  8. Form a wreath around the reindeer's neck. Use a bit more of the greenery, trimmed down, to create a cute little wreath around the neck of the reindeer. Secure it in place with a dot of hot glue.
  9. Add a Command Strip. If you're planning to add a weighted stocking, I recommend placing a command strip on the bottom of the reindeer stocking hook to make it secure and ensure it doesn't topple over. secure a velcro command strip under each stocking hook

The Finished Dollar Store Reindeer Stocking Hooks

DIY reindeer stocking hooks and farmhouse Christmas stockings

These reindeer stocking hooks pair beautifully with my DIY farmhouse Christmas stockings that I embellished a few years back.

This DIY project is not only cost-effective but also adds a personalized touch to your holiday decor. Get creative with colors and embellishments to match your unique style. Happy crafting and happy holidays!

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Dollar Store Reindeer Stocking Hooks


  1. Oh, I just love these! They sure don’t look like they come from the dollar store! They’d also look great painted gold, or even white. I’m telling ya, ever since I found your amazing DIY’s several years ago, I find myself looking at everything at DT in a different light – “Hmmm… How can I make this over or use it for a DIY? I keep a running list of things to look for, which I add to every time I watch another one of your videos! I just love your style and always look forward to seeing your latest project. Here’s hoping my dollar store has these reindeer…
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I didn’t see this in December, but I actually have these reindeer in my craft area and I keep wondering what I am going to make with them. These stocking holders are SO gorgeous!!! TYFS!!!

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