Wood Slice Rudolph Ornaments


DIY Wood Slice Rudolph Ornament

Hi friends! Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is one of my favorite Christmas specials. It doesn’t feel like Christmas for me until my Rudolph decorations are displayed. I created some wood slice Rudolph ornaments to help spread some holiday cheer to my friends. The best part about this ornament design, other than the light-up nose, is that this project is quick and inexpensive.

Wood Slice Rudolph Ornament Supplies

To create one ornament you will need the following supplies:

Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round Ornament
Red Flameless LED Tea Light (1)
Brown Pipe Cleaners (3)
Red Ribbon
Acrylic Paint
Hot Glue Gun

Painted Rudolph Wood Slice

Step 1: Draw (or trace) Rudolph’s face onto a wood slice and color with acrylic paint. Drill two holes into the wood slice; one medium hole to fit the tea light in the center of the nose and one small hole in the top of the wood slice to attach a ribbon. Note: I drilled the holes after I painted the wood slice to ensure proper placement. I painted the inside of the holes with red and white paint to help them blend into the design. Drawing doesn’t come easy to me, so I used a coloring book page as a guide.

Wood Slice Rudolph Antlers

Step 2: Bend 1 pipe cleaner in half to use as the base of the antlers. Cut pieces of pipe cleaner to wrap around the base to create smaller antlers. Use a hot glue gun to secure the antlers to the back of the wood slice.

Rudolph Wood Slice Ornament

Step 3: Insert the tea light into the wood slice from behind. Tie a length of red ribbon through the hole at the top of the wood slice. Note: The tea light bulb is completely enclosed in the hole drilled in the wood slice, which helps protect the bulb from breakage. Also, the hole I drilled is snug enough to hold the tea light without any additional adhesive, which will help make replacing the light easier when necessary.

Light-Up Rudolph Wood Slice Ornaments

These ornaments look great on the tree, but could also be used as a fun gift topper. Personalize these ornaments for your loved ones by painting the background with their favorite color. Add a name to the design to make the gift extra special.



Dana Tatar
I’m currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 9 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything; including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.

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