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Make this DIY Rudolph ornament with your kids this holiday season. This easy DIY project uses your Cricut machine to make it even easier! Grab your supplies and start making reindeer ornaments to put all over your tree. Want more ideas for ornaments to make with the kids? You might try these bottle cap reindeer and this pom pom tree. Now let’s get started on this embroidery hoop Rudolph ornament.
This post was originally posted on December 18, 2012, but I am updating it with new information.
Supplies to make this DIY 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 Reindeer Ornament:
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. I made a cut file for both the head and feet and you can find that here. Then add two googly eyes with hot glue. And use the tip of a paintbrush to make a red sparkly nose. Set this aside and allow it to dry.
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 added to the hoop. Then use a Sharpie to add a few hooves.
Then just 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. This one is super simple and I am sure the kids would love to help make him. Break out your craft supplies and spend some time with the kids this week.
Love this kids’ craft ornament and need more ideas? Try the links 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
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