How To Make A Clay Pot Reindeer Decoration – A Fun Winter Craft!

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If you’re looking for a fun winter craft project, look no further than this tutorial on how to make a Clay Pot Reindeer Decoration!

This is a great way to get into the festive spirit and add some seasonal decor to your home.

With a few simple steps, you can create your own one-of-a-kind hanging reindeer ornament that will brighten up any room!

Here are more Reindeer Crafts and Recipes for you to enjoy! Right-click and open a new tab to read next.

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Clay Pot Reindeer Decoration

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Using clay pots (aka terra cotta pots aka flowerpots) to make animals and characters is pretty fun!

So far we’ve made a Super Cute Flowerpot Easter Bunny and a Trio of Flowerpot Chicks.

And now we’ve got this ever-so-cute clay pot reindeer decoration, using small pots, that you can hang up on your Christmas tree!

You could also use the reindeer as a place card for holiday dinners, or even as a fun tag for gifts!

If you prefer, you can use a larger pot and have it as a stand-alone decoration for the mantle or bookshelf.

This clay pot craft is a family fun activity to complete with the kiddos.

So read on to see what craft supplies you need and you can transform a clay pot into a reindeer decoration just in time for the holidays!

Mini Reindeer Pot Ornament

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

For your convenience, I’ve linked [some of] the materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below. The quantities are on the craft tutorial card at the end of this post.

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Craft Supplies for Clay Pot Reindeer Decoration

Cheap Craft Supplies

A great thing about this craft idea is that it can be budget-friendly using supplies you may already have or can be purchased cheaply in stores:

If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the PoundshopThe RangeWilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies.

To the rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store out there – sorry! But please do hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!

Mini Clay Pot Reindeer Craft

More Reindeer Crafts

Looking for more reindeer crafts to do? Right-click and open these in a new tab to read next!

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home for you to try!

How To Make A Clay Pot Reindeer!

How Do I Make A Clay Pot Reindeer Decoration?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament Craft

Clay Pot Reindeer Craft

Michelle Ordever
If you're looking for a fun winter craft project, look no further than this tutorial on how to make a Clay Pot Reindeer Decoration!
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Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Materials

  • 2.5 “/6cm Clay Pot
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Dark Brown Kelly Green, Pink, Yellow
  • Natural Jute Twine
  • 2 Googly Eyes
  • 1 Large Red Tinsel Pom Pom
  • 2 Brown Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems
  • Brown Felt

TOOLS

  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil with New Eraser

Instructions
 

  • Basecoat the rim of the clay pot with kelly green acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.


    Painting Pot Rim Green
  • Basecoat the remaining section of the clay pot with dark brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.


    Painting Rest of Pot Brown
  • Attach two googly eyes and the red tinsel pom pom to the reindeer with a glue gun and glue sticks. Add polka dot cheeks to the Reindeer by dipping a new pencil eraser into pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry.


    Add Face to Clay Pot
  • Create polka dots around the kelly green rim by dipping a new pencil eraser into bright yellow acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry.


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  • Bend both brown pipe cleaners 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.


    Adding Pipe Cleaner Antlers
  • 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.


    Adding Felt Ears & Twine Loop
  • Cut a 12"/30cm 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.
  • When dry, create jingle bells from the yellow polka dots by drawing a small plus sign in the center of each with a permanent black marker.



    Drawing on Bells
  • Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament Craft

Notes

Tip: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.
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The Create the Holidays series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog features free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays. Check out Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) from 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016201520142013, and 2012.

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