How to Make Super Cute Polymer Clay Christmas Wreath Earrings

6 Materials
2 Hours

In this tutorial I will show you how to make polymer clay Christmas earrings. This project is inexpensive, since it’s a good use for any polymer scraps you have lying around.

These Christmas wreath earrings are so easy to make, you may want to make lots and give them as gifts or use them as stocking stuffers.

Tools and materials:

  • Polymer clay in gray, 2 shades of green, red and gold
  • Pasta machine for rolling (or rolling pin)
  • Cutting tool
  • Needle tool
  • Oven
  • Earring hoops
Rolling out polymer

1. Roll out polymer

Run base-color polymer (I used gray) through a pasta machine on the third thickness setting or roll it out with a rolling pin. 

Run two sheets of green polymer through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting.

Making the earring base

2. Make the earring base

Use a large and medium round cookie cutter (or choose the sizes you want for your earrings) to cut two donut shapes from your base polymer.

Cutting wreath leaves

3. Cut wreath leaves

Use an Exacto knife to free hand cut small leaves from both shades of the green polymer. 

Cutting wreath leaves

Use a needle tool to make vertical indents in each of the leaves.

Attaching leaves to base

4. Attach leaves to base

Use your needle tool to help place the leaves on your earring base in a dense wreath pattern.

Progress shot

This is how the completed wreath looks once all the leaves are added.

Marking the earring holes

5. Mark the earring holes

Use the needle tool once more to mark where the holes for the earring hardware will be. 

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the other earring.

Making the wreath bow

6. Make the wreath bow

Run the red polymer through your pasta machine on the thinnest setting.

Making the wreath bow

Cut a 1-centimeter (0.39-inch) wide strip of the flattened red polymer.

Making the wreath bow

Cut the strip in half widthwise. Then fold one strip in half gently to find the middle. 

Unfold, and then gently fold each end of the small strip into that center mark.

Be careful to just press in the center edges of the polymer, to keep a bow shape.

Making the wreath bow

Carefully pinch the middle of the bow with a pair of tweezers. 

Repeat with the other small strip of red polymer to make a second bow.

Making the wreath bow

To make the tails for the bows, cut two long red polymer triangles. 

Then cut out small triangles from the bottom of each. 

Now, cut off the top of the large triangles and trim the bottom of the legs of the triangles into diagonals.

Adding bow to the base

7. Place the bow on the base

First, place the tail of the bow on the bottom of the wreath, opposite to where the earring hole is. 

Then, place the bow on top of the tail. 

Repeat for the other earring.

Adding the ribbon to wreath

8. Add “ribbon” to your wreath

Cut a long thin strip of gold polymer. 

Adding the ribbon to wreath

Carefully wrap the gold strip around your wreath.

Start wrapping the “ribbon” from one side of the bow and continue around the wreath to the other side of the bow.

Adding berries to the wreath

9. Add “berries” to your wreath

Make small red polymer balls and place them around your wreath.

Progress shot

10. Bake the wreaths

Bake your polymer wreaths in the oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.

Adding hardware

11. Add hardware

Once your earrings have baked and fully cooled, drill a hole for the earring hardware where you marked the holes previously.

Completed polymer clay Christmas earrings

Add your earring hoops, and your DIY Christmas wreath earrings are ready to wear.

Completed polymer clay Christmas earrings

You can also use them as Christmas tree ornaments if you wish!


Leave a comment to let me know how you liked this tutorial, and whether you ended up making earrings, tree ornaments, or both!

Suggested materials:
  • Polymer clay in gray, 2 shades of green, red and gold
  • Pasta machine for rolling (or rolling pin)
  • Cutting tool
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