Create a pair of Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Elf Ornaments in just 30 minutes. Simple mini clay pots from the Dollar Store along with paint, wiggle eyes, craft felt, and pom poms transform into the cutest pair of Santa's helpers just in time to celebrate Christmas in July. Stay tuned as I will be sharing new Christmas ornaments all month long!
Dollar Tree Christmas Clay Pot Elf
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Here's what you need to make Dollar Tree Elf Ornaments:
- Clay Pot – 2.5” in diameter – Dollar Tree
- Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes, Four – Dollar Tree
- Pom Poms, Gold Tinsel – Dollar Tree
- Baker's Twine, Red and White – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Americana by DecoArt Acrylic Craft Paint – Cocoa, Natural Buff, Festive Green, Bubblegum Pink
- Basecoat Brush Set – Americana by DecoArt
- Kunin Classic Felt 9″ by 12″ Craft Cuts – Cream, Cashmere Tan, Neon Green, Apple Green
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker, Black – Tombow
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Pencil with New Eraser
- CLAY POT ELF ORNAMENT PATTERNS – download below ⇓
Here's how to create an Elf Ornament from a Clay Pot:
To begin the Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Elf ornaments, gather all materials, and then remove the packaging and labels. Basecoat the rim of the 2.5” clay pot with Festive Green acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary. Basecoat the top section of the clay pot with flesh tone acrylic craft paint in your colors of choice. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary. I used Natural Buff and Cocoa.
Attach two wiggle eyes to each elf with a glue gun and glue sticks. Add polka dot cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser into Bubblegum Pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.
Download, print and cut out Clay Pot Elf Ornament Patterns below ⇓. Trace and cut out pointy ear shapes from flesh tone felt that matches your paint colors of choice. Attach to the right and left of the elf clay pot with a glue gun and glue sticks. I used Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts in Cream and Cashmere Tan.
Trace and cut out the elf collar pattern from Neon Green Kunin Felt. Create a pattern by cutting out triangles along the long edge of the rectangle. Attach gold tinsel pom poms to each point with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue the collar onto the rim of the clay pot.
Trace and cut out the elf hats from Apple Green Kunin Felt and the elf hat trim from Neon Green Kunin Felt. Create a pattern by cutting out triangles along the long edge of the hat trim rectangle. Attach the trim to the hat with a glue gun and glue sticks. Secure the hat around the elf just above the ears using a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue the seam at the back of the hat to create a cylinder shape. Cut a 12” length of natural jute twine, tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach it to the top of the clay pot with a glue gun and glue sticks. Cut a 10” length of red and white baker’s twine, tie securely around the felt to create the elf hat, and finish with a bow.
Draw a smile from cheek to cheek with the MONO Twin permanent black marker. The MONO Twin is my favorite permanent marker because it has a larger bullet tip and a small extra fine tip.
Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Elf
A great family fun craft activity to complete with the kiddos. The perfect place card for Christmas dinner, fun tag for a holiday present, or ornament to hang on the tree! Craft these up with the kiddos and don’t forget to sign and date the back which will create a keepsake that you will cherish from year to year! I love reminiscing each year as we decorate the Christmas tree with all the handmade ornaments we have created together!
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