Sing along to Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer, and make an adorable Rudolph ornament this holiday season! Learn how to take an embroidery hoop and make this unique DIY Rudolph ornament you can display anywhere in your home. I promise- it’s cute!
Once I put the Halloween decorations away, I’m chomping at the bit to get the Christmas decorations up. Not only do I love displaying holiday decorations, but I also love making them! Today, I have an adorable Rudolph ornament that cleverly uses an embroidery hoop as its base.
I have to admit using the hoop makes this Rudolph ornament really easy to put together- perfect for kids! It’s a simple DIY project that utilizes your Cricut machine to make it even easier. However, if you don’t have a Cricut machine, this is one project you can definitely make without it.
If you love Cricut Christmas crafts, be sure to check out our Vinyl Christmas Ornaments, Felt Christmas Tree, and Christmas Mason Jar Candles. And, if you love making Christmas ornaments, try making our Bottle Cap Reindeer and Pom Pom Tree with the kids!
Note: This post was originally posted on December 18, 2012, but I am updating it with more information.
Supplies Needed To Make This DIY Rudolph Ornament
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Now, let’s get started on this embroidery hoop Rudolph ornament.
- 3-inch embroidery hoop
- Jute twine
- Scrapbook paper
- Googly eyes
- Red glitter paint
- Black marker
- Cricut machine (see which I like here)
- Cricut cut file
- Hot glue and a glue gun
How To Make A DIY Reindeer Ornament
Here’s your step-by-step guide to making this Rudolph ornament craft.
Start by wrapping the embroidery hoop tightly with the jute twine. I did a double layer of the twine on the entire hoop. Secure the ends with a bit of hot glue.
Now let’s make his head. I used my Cricut to cut out a deer silhouette I found from scrapbook paper. You could absolutely print one and use scissors to cut this out if you don’t have a Cricut machine.
Now onto his feet! I cut the legs with my Cricut. I did, however, leave the top flat.
You may want to cut away the top portion so it will be hidden after you add it to the hoop. Then, use a Sharpie to add a few hooves.
Next, glue your head onto the area where the screw is on the hoop. Use hot glue to add another piece of twine to use for hanging on the tree.
Then, just hot glue on those feet.
He is ready to hang on the tree and enjoy!
This one is super simple and I am sure the kids would love to help by making their own. So, go ahead and break out your craft supplies and spend some time crafting with the kids this week.
You will love how great this one looks on your tree – every tree can use a DIY Rudolph ornament!
Rudolph Ornament FAQs
Here are a couple of common questions I get about this Christmas ornament project from readers. If you have a question but don’t see it down below, please leave it in the comments so I can answer it for you.
Can I use the same pattern to make the other reindeer ornaments too?
Yes, of course! If you want to add Santa’s entire fleet of reindeer to the tree, just make the noses black instead of red. You could also label them if you wanted to.
How do you make homemade ornaments with paper?
I used scrapbooking paper for this project, but you could use construction paper too. Just keep in mind that anything made with paper can bend, so take care when storing your ornaments to use again next year!
These reindeer ornaments will look incredible all over your tree. If you love anything reindeer or Rudolph-related, this is one craft you’ll want to make! Plus, it is so easy to make that there really is no reason NOT to make one.
Love This Kids Rudolph Ornament? More Christmas Crafting Inspiration
Holidays crafting is so much fun! If you love this DIY Rudolph ornament craft, be sure to check out the other ideas below.
- Christmas Bark With Reindeer
- Thumbprint Art For Your Christmas Tree
- Handprint Ornament: An Easy Craft With Kids
- Fingerprint Christmas Ornament: Reindeer
- Printable Christmas Bingo Cards
- First, wrap jute twine around the embroidery hoop. I double-layered the twine around the entire hoop. Secure the ends with hot glue.
- Next, cut the legs with the Cricut and trim the flat top so that it's curved and hidden behind the hoop.Use a Sharpie to draw on hooves.
- Glue the head on top of the embroidery hoop screw and tie a piece of twine to hang the ornament.
- Glue on the feet.
- Hang and enjoy!
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