I have a running joke with my friend that we give each other either hats, gloves or socks for Christmas... but not "nice ones" something for only a couple of bucks.. Last year my sister made a Wine bottle holder out of a traditional "Work Sock" and has sewn eyes, nose and Antlers on it...
For my friend I wanted the socks to be usable so no cutting or sewing...
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Step 1: The Socks
I picked up a pair of traditional "Sock Monkey" knitted work socks at a discount store. I used one sock to stuff the "Nose" and the other to cover the bottle. A couple of pipe cleaners would be the antlers, eyes & mouth. A red pom-pom would be the nose. For the bottle I chose a refillable glass water bottle (a great eco gift! - http://www.tapwater-bottle.com).
Roll up the one sock starting from each end as shown in the picture. Insert this into the other sock and pull the sock over the bottle.
Step 2: Decorate...
Position the Rolled up sock so that it is in the "Nose" area of the sock. Roll the botttom of the sock over to create a "collar" at the base of the bottle. Take the "toe" of the sock and pull it over the head and fold it up and over to create a "hat" for the sock reindeer. With a pin attach the red pom-pom to the nose.
Take two pipe cleaners and shape two antlers. Stick these into the brim of the "hat". Taking a 3 inch peice of pipe cleaner make a circle at each end. insert these under the brim of the hat to hold them in place. Take another section and shape a mouth. Use the pinned nose to hold the mouth in place.
Step 3: Done...
This is great for a last minute gift to wrap a bottle of wine (or any other bottled beverage) or just over an empty bottle as a decoration on your fireplace.
When Christmas is done you just need to pull the pin to take the nose off, pull the socks off the bottle and put them on your feet! 10 minutes to make and 30 seconds to disassemble! No Muss, No Fuss!
P.S. if you like this check out my LED Pipe Cleaner Rudolph & Christmas Tree Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Pipe-Cleaner-LED-Christmas-Decorations/?ALLSTEPS (Last picture above).
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