Add Some Reindeer Magic: Rudolph Ornaments for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a Rudolph ornament? This adorable reindeer will add a touch of whimsy and charm to your Christmas tree, making it a standout piece among your other decorations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of the Rudolph ornament, different styles and designs available, and how you can incorporate it into your holiday decor. So get ready to spread some holiday cheer with this delightful Rudolph ornament!

Tis’ the season to be making and giving!  If you are looking for a cute gift to make last minute that is sure to get some oohh’s and ahh’s, I have the perfect ornament/gift for you.  This is an excellent ornament for any kid or an adult that hasn’t stopped loving Rudolph… like myself.  I can’t wait to give this ornament away to someone I know who is a big Rudolph fan.

Rudolph Ornament

Here’s What You Need:

  • Birch Coaster or Birch Rounds (Choose the desired size.  I went with the coaster size since it was being made into an ornament.  However, the Birch Rounds would be perfect for gift tags too!)
  • Baker’s Twine 
  • Twigs
  • Tinsel Pom Poms
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Clamp
  • Skewer or toothpick
  • Scrap Piece of Wood
  • Small Piece of Felt
  • Google Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1:  At the top of the birch round, mark three dots.  Two dots will be for the antlers.  Make these about and 1″ apart.  Then put your third dot in the middle of the two dots.  This dot will be the hole where the Baker’s Twine will go to hang the ornament.

Step 2:  Clamp the piece of birch wood to a table/work surface.  Use a piece of scrap wood underneath your birch wood piece to elevate it off your table/work surface and to make it easier to drill.

Step 3: Drill the two antler holes according to the diameter of the twigs.  Drill a smaller hole for the Baker’s Twine.

Step 4:  Using a little E6000, apply it to the ends of the Baker’s Twine.  This will help keep it from unraveling and make it easier to insert it into the drilled hole.  Using a skewer or toothpick, push the Baker’s Twine down into the hole.  Let it dry.

Step 5:  Use the E6000 again and glue the twig antlers in place.  Let them dry.

Step 6:  Using the hot glue gun, glue Rudolph’s tinsel pom pom  nose & googly eyes in place.

Step 7:  Using brown felt, cut out a small smile or any expression that you want your Rudolph to have. You could also draw it on but I really like the 3D look of the felt mouth.

 This Rudolph ornament brings a big smile to my face, and my daughters definitely had a few oohh’s and ahh’s for this cute little guy!

 So, what are you making and giving away this holiday season?  JoAnn Fabric and Craft would love to see and share what you are making on their Holiday Hub.  When you make your craft and take a photo of it, make sure to include the #MakeItGiveIt for your chance to not only have your project shared, but also for a chance to win a $100 gift card!  Who wouldn’t love that?  I can’t wait to see all of the crafts that you’re making this holiday season.  As I always say, hand made is the best made!  Now, on to carefully wrap this little fellow.


The Rudolph ornament is a timeless and beloved addition to any holiday decor. Its iconic red nose and charming design bring joy and nostalgia to both children and adults alike. Whether you hang it on your Christmas tree or display it as a centerpiece, the Rudolph ornament is sure to evoke warm memories and add a touch of whimsy to your festive celebrations. We hope you enjoyed learning about this classic ornament. If you have any other favorite holiday decorations or stories, we would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the top of an ornament called?

A finial, sometimes known as a hip-knob, is a component used to indicate the top or end of an object. It is frequently shaped as a decorative element.

What is a traditional Christmas ornament?

When you hear the term “Christmas Ornaments,” the designs that first come to mind are traditional Christmas ornaments. These include Christmas decorations featuring the Nativity, Nutcrackers, Santas, Snowmen, and Angels, among others. Our most comprehensive collection, which includes a wide range of topics, is the Old World Christmas collection.

Why is it called ornament?

Etymology. Originating in Middle English as ornament, Old French as ornement, and Latin as ornamentum (meaning “equipment, apparatus, furniture, trappings, adornment, or embellishment”), from ornre, the present active infinitive of orn (“I equip, adorn”). The noun is the source of the verb.

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