How to Make Rudolph the Reindeer Polymer Clay Christmas Earrings

by MyVian
7 Materials
20 Minutes

In this DIY, we’re going to create some festive polymer clay Christmas earrings with Rudolph the reindeer on them. Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make these gorgeous earrings for yourself.

Tools and materials:

  • Polymer clay 
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutter blade
  • Rubber tip brush
  • Dotting tool
  • Needle
  • Earring molds
Cutting the pink polymer clay

1. Cut the pink clay

Start by rolling some pale pink clay into a sausage shape and then cut it into two circles using the cutting blade.

Creating the base for the earrings

2. Create the base of the earrings

Mold the circles to make little balls, and then push each of them into your earring molds so that they are flat and cover the whole base. 

Using a silicone tone to get ride of prints

You can get rid of fingerprints using paper or silicone tools.

Placing brown clay for the antlers

3. Create the antlers

Take some dark brown clay and roll it as thin as you can. Next, use a needle to pick up the brown strands and place them on the earring, as shown above. Gently press them down. These will make the base of the antlers.

Tip: I recommend creating both earrings at the same time, as it makes it easier to keep the sizes the same between them.

Placing Rudolph's head on the earring

4. Create the face

Next, take some brown clay in a slightly lighter shade. Roll it into a sausage and then cut two circles from it. Roll the circles into balls and press them onto the design. These circles will be Rudolph’s head. 

As before, you can use some silicone tools to help get rid of the fingerprints. 

How to make Christmas reindeer earrings

5. Complete the antlers

Take some of the very thin brown clay that you rolled before and cut it into little pieces. Use a needle to apply those pieces to the earrings. These will make up the detail of the antlers. Do this on both sides of both antlers on each of the earrings.

DIY Christmas polymer clay earrings

6. Create the eyes

Roll some white clay very thinly and cut it into little pieces. Then roll those little pieces into very small balls. Place the balls onto the design, as shown above, and use the dotting tool to help press them down. These will form Rudolph’s eyes.

Using a dotting tool to place the eye pupils

Roll some black clay very thin, cut it into little sections, and then roll them into very small balls, even smaller than the white balls you rolled before. Use the dotting tool to apply the black clay to the design and press it down. These black circles will be the pupils of the eyes.

How to make Rudolph earrings

7. Create Rudolph's red nose

Take some red clay, roll it, cut it and then shape little circles out of it.

Homemade Christmas reindeer earrings

8. Create the snow background

Finish off by rolling little balls out of your white clay. Then, use the dotting tool to apply them to your design. These white circles will be falling snow in the background.

9. Bake and glue

Polymer clay needs to be baked. Check the instructions on your polymer clay packaging for the recommended temperature and length of time for baking, as this can vary.

Pop the clay pieces out of the earring back and bake. Once cooled, add a blob of glue and secure the designs on the earring backs.

Rudolph polymer clay Christmas earrings

Polymer clay Christmas earrings tutorial

Here are the finished polymer clay Christmas earrings. They’re so cute for the Christmas season, and they also make great gifts, so you can make a bunch of them and give them to your loved ones! Let me know what you think of these DIY reindeer earrings in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Polymer clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutter blade
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