Crafty Gift Idea: Cute Polymer Clay Christmas Earrings

Raising Nobles
by Raising Nobles
13 Materials
1 Hour

Looking for a crafty and heartfelt gift to give this holiday season? These beautiful polymer clay Christmas earrings would make a lovely present for family, as a teacher gift or for a friend.

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make Christmas earrings.

Tools and materials:

  • Pasta Machine: Mont Marte Clay Press
  • Snowman shaped cutter
  • White Sculpey Premo
  • Burnt orange Sculpey Premo
  • Rose gold Sculpey Premo
  • Ecru Sculpey Premo
  • Precision knife
  • Dotting tool
  • Oven 
  • Black, brown and pink acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint sealer
  • Detail paint brushes
  • Earring hardware
Pressing the white clay

1. Press the white clay

Press about 3 oz of white Sculpey Premo clay in a clay-press to make it smooth and to remove any bubbles.

2. Cut out your shapes

Use your shape cutter to cut out a bunch of snowmen from the clay (depending on how many you plan to give).

Cutting shapes

3. Add a headband, scarf and nose

Adding a headband, scarf and nose

You can choose whatever colors you want.

Cut a bunch of thin strips from the tan clay for the snowmen's headbands. Press them on to your snowmen. 

Clay scarf

For the scarf, I mixed a sparkly color with the tan. 

Sculpey Premo

Once you’ve blended those colors, cut out a few rectangles. Twist them to give some shape to the scarf.

After pressing them on the snowmen, you can tweak the shape a bit to make it look realistic.

Adding scarf

Using a precision knife, cut out little triangles for the carrot nose. You might need to pinch it a bit to get the right shape and size.

Adding nose

4. Make indentations for the eyes, mouth and buttons

Using a dotting tool, poke two eyes on each snowman. Later we will fill them with black, acrylic paint. 

Adding detail

Repeat all of these details for all of the snowmen you plan to make.

Polymer clay snowmen

5. Make a hole for the hardware, then bake

Poke a small hole at the top of your snowmen using the dotting tool.

This will be where you attach the earring hardware after cooking the clay. Then, set your oven to 275°F and cook them for 20-25 minutes.

6. Paint on eyes, nose and buttons

Using black acrylic paint and a detail brush, fill in the indentations that you made earlier.

Adding detail

7. Add more painted details

(See video 10:00 -11:38)

Paint on designs on the bodies of the snowmen. I chose to decorate them with a flower and branch pattern.

DIY polymer clay snowman

8. Seal and add hardware

Once the design is dry, apply an acrylic paint sealer. Then, after the sealer dries, add the earring hardware.

Completed DIY snowman earrings

Polymer clay Christmas earrings

Now you’ve seen how to make Christmas earrings from start to finish.

If you make your own, unique version of these polymer clay christmas earrings, feel free to share them in the comments below. Happy holidays!

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Suggested materials:
  • Pasta Machine: Mont Marte Clay Press
  • Snowman shaped cutter
  • White Sculpey Premo
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