Create a Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Reindeer ornament in just 30 minutes. Simple mini clay pots from the Dollar Store along with paint, wiggle eyes, chenille stems, and a pom pom nose transform into a Rudolph inspired reindeer just in time to celebrate Christmas in July. Stay tuned as I will be sharing new Christmas ornaments all month long!
How to Make a Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament
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Here's what you need to make a Reindeer Ornament from a Clay Pot:
- Clay Pot – 2.5” in diameter – Dollar Tree
- Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes, Two – Dollar Tree
- Pom Pom, One Large Red Tinsel – Dollar Tree
- Chenille Stems, Two Brown – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Americana by DecoArt Acrylic Craft Paint – Light Cinnamon, Festive Green, Mustard Seed, Bubblegum Pink
- Basecoat Brush Set – Americana by DecoArt
- Kunin Classic Felt 9″ by 12″ Craft Cuts- Hot Cocoa Brown
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker, Black – Tombow
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Pencil with New Eraser
Here's how to create a Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament:
To begin the Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament, gather all supplies. Remove the packaging and labels from your materials. Select the correct size wiggle eyes and pom pom nose.
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 Light Cinnamon acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.
Attach two wiggle eyes and the red tinsel pom pom to the reindeer with a glue gun and glue sticks. Create polka dots around the Festive Green rim by dipping a new pencil eraser into Mustard Seed acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. Set aside to dry. Add polka dot cheeks to the Reindeer by dipping a new pencil eraser into Bubblegum Pink acrylic craft paint. I love using this quick and easy trick to make perfectly shaped polka dots on all of my craft projects. The hard part is finding a pencil with a NEW eraser. TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.
Bend both brown chenille stems into antler shapes and insert them into the hole at the top of the clay pot. Secure from the inside with a glue gun and glue sticks. Cut two ear shapes from a scrap of brown felt then fold them in half and glue them to the top right and top left of the reindeer. 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 Reindeer with a glue gun and glue sticks.
To complete the Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Reindeer Ornament, create jingle bells from the yellow polka dots by drawing a small plus sign in the center of each with the MONO Twin permanent black marker. The MONO Twin is a versatile marker to craft with because it has a larger bullet tip and an extra fine tip, which makes it perfect for all types of applications. These cotton chenille stems were a fabulous find at Dollar Tree because they give the antlers a soft texture and appearance.
Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament
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