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    • themull1
    • By themull1 2nd Oct 10, 6:11 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 10, 6:11 PM
    Mix oats and non toxic glitter together.
  • maisiescamp
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 8:57 AM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 8:57 AM
    I made my own last year and used oats, gold glitter and some chopped up gold tinsel!
    • janlayrom
    • By janlayrom 3rd Oct 10, 11:44 AM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 11:44 AM
    You should use edible glitter as the birds might eat it!
    • themull1
    • By themull1 3rd Oct 10, 2:19 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 2:19 PM
    The non toxic glitter is fine because its not absorbed by the body, don't use tinsel because its not good for the birds.!
    • CandyB101
    • By CandyB101 3rd Oct 10, 3:44 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 3:44 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 3:44 PM
    The non toxic glitter is fine because its not absorbed by the body, don't use tinsel because its not good for the birds.!
    Originally posted by themull1
    Last year I bought a box of sugar crystals from B&M (about 70p ish) and coloured them red and green using food colouring. Left them overnight in the airing cupboard, they looked really good.
    • themull1
    • By themull1 3rd Oct 10, 4:10 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 4:10 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 4:10 PM
    Did you mix the sugar crystals with oats, or leave them as they are?
  • Qaphsiel
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 4:52 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 4:52 PM
    Or Porridge Oats and Sprinkles (the ones you sprinkle onto fairy cakes etc).
  • PootleFlump
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 5:23 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 10, 5:23 PM
    We do the oats and glitter thing too.
    Here is the poem we put on the bags.


    Sprinkle on the grass at night
    The moon will make it sparkle bright
    As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
    This will guide them to your home.
    • CandyB101
    • By CandyB101 3rd Oct 10, 5:28 PM
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    Did you mix the sugar crystals with oats, or leave them as they are?
    Originally posted by themull1
    Yes, I added the sugar crystals to the oats.
  • Bubble16
    What do you put the reindeer food in?
    • themull1
    • By themull1 5th Oct 10, 7:16 PM
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    i put mine in a little plastic bag tied with a ribbon, but you could use an organza bag or a box.
  • cornishorchid
    you can get really cheap organza bags used for jewellry and wedding favours from ebay, failing that just a bit of net from your local fabric or craft shop...make sure the holes arnt to big mind you incase the glitter escapes!
    • johnswife
    • By johnswife 5th Oct 10, 7:34 PM
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    My daughter has just bagged up her reindeer food but they are in bigger bags than the little organza bags you get for wedding favours.

    just wondering what you sell the small bags for? We were thinking of selling them for 50p.
  • upsy-daisy
    This is the reindeer food i made today, dont think the camera picked up on the glitter much!
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    Sorry the photo is soooooo big, i dont know how to make it smaller lol x
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  • Bubble16
    Thank you all, did look at someone's blog on here a couple of hours ago and she had put the food in boxes - looked amazing! However I am a realist and know there is no way I would have the patience to put it together with the reindeer cut out and ribbon ect like she had. 10 out of 10 though whoever you are, looks fantastic!
    • Giggle
    • By Giggle 5th Oct 10, 10:16 PM
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    What do you put the reindeer food in?
    Originally posted by Bubble16
    I got some in bags but most of mine are done in a box this year
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    • kjmtidea
    • By kjmtidea 5th Oct 10, 11:31 PM
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    I used red food colouring mixed with sugar last year, once dry I mixed it with some oats. I don't think I put anything else in it. I used cello cones for mine, done up with a ribbon, looked fab
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  • Bubble16
    I got some in bags but most of mine are done in a box this year
    Originally posted by Giggle
    Giggle it was your blog I saw!! LOVE your boxes, where did you get them? I googled what you said but couldn't find them. Like I said can't imagine making them but one can dream! Also the reindeer on the front, did you make them yourself?? (off to find nappy cake thread to ask you questions on there as well! )
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