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Looking for an easy Christmas ornament for kids to make? Keep scrolling to find out how to make these DIY Reindeer Ornaments.
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Every Christmas tree needs a Rudolph ornament. I mean, he’s pretty much the heart and soul of the whole Santa operation.

That’s why I’m sharing these adorable DIY wood slice ornaments!

These are perfect for making with kids or in a classroom setting. The directions are simple and you can buy the materials in bulk.

And these are easy Christmas crafts to make and sell online or at local craft shows.

When it comes to making wood slice Christmas ornaments, this Rudolph ornament is sure to be a instant classic in your family.

Keep scrolling to find out how to make this Rudolph Christmas ornament out of wood slices!

How to Make a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornament

Level: Easy

Time: 10 minutes 

These are the materials you'll need to make these DIY reindeer ornaments from wood slices.

Reindeer Wood Slice Ornament Materials Needed:

Reindeer Wood Slice Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Fold the ribbon in half, and place the ends on the back of the large wood slice.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 1. Image of a wooden slice with a red ribbon.

Open a stapler, and place it flush against the ribbon, and staple to the top of the wood slice.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 2. Image of a blue stapler stapling the red ribbon to the wood slice.

I stapled twice to ensure it was securely attached. 

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 3. Image of a red ribbon stapled twice on a wood slice.

Cut a piece of the gold pipe cleaner, approximately 2” long. Cut an additional piece of pipe cleaner approximately 1 ½” long.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 4. Image of scissors cutting a gold pipe cleaner into 2 pieces.

Place the shorter piece behind the longer piece of pipe cleaner in the shape of a cross.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 5. Image of gold pipe cleaners like a cross.

Twist the shorter pipe cleaner once around the longer piece to attach, and then angle upwards to form an antler.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 6. Image of gold pipe cleaners twisted.

Place the antler to the left of the ribbon, and attach with a stapler to the wood slice.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 7. Image of gold pipe cleaner being stapled onto a wood slice.

Repeat this process to make the right antler, and again attach with a stapler to the right of the ribbon. 

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 7. Image of two pipe cleaners and a red ribbon stapled onto a wood slice.

Cut a 1” strip of the foam sheet.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 8. Image of someone cutting a strip of brown foam.

Fold the end of the strip up approximately 1 ½”.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 9. Image of someone folding a piece of brown foam.

Cut out a marquis shape to make the ears. You may need to cut again to separate the ears.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 10. Image of someone cutting reindeer ears out of brown foam.

Place the foam ears to the left and right of the gold pipe cleaner antlers, and attach to the wood slice using a stapler. 

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 11. Image of a stapler stapling brown foam ears onto the wooden slice.
This is what it will look like with both foam ears stapled onto the wood slice.

Flip the large wood slice over, and glue the small wood slice to the bottom center. Let dry. 

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 12. Image of someone putting a dot of Elmer's glue onto the wood slice.
How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 12. Image of someone gluing a small wooden slice onto a larger wooden slice.

Glue a red pom pom to the top center of the small wood slice. 

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 13. Image of someone gluing a red pom pom onto a small wood slice.
How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 12. Image of someone gluing a red pom pom onto the reindeer ornament.

Remove the backing from the adhesive eyes, and place on the large wood slice above the pom pom nose. 

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 13. Image of someone peeling off the backing of a googly eye.
How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 13. Image of a reindeer ornament made of wood slices with googly eyes.

Using a permanent black marker, draw a mouth under the red nose.

How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 14. Image of someone drawing a mouth on their wood reindeer ornament.
How to make a DIY reindeer ornament step 14. Image of a wood slice reindeer ornament with a little face drawn on.

Your DIY reindeer ornament is complete, and ready to be hung on the tree!

Final image of the DIY reindeer ornament hung on a wooden stick tree.

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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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