Tea Bottle Rudolph



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Rudolph with his nose so bright! Raise your hand if you’re getting excited about Christmas! Holiday crafts are always a favorite around here. I love reindeer crafts for Christmas and today we have a brand new one to share with you! Our Tea Bottle Rudolph turned out SO CUTE and we hope it inspires you to create one or two of your own. This little guy with big eyes bright red nose makes me smile. I even made a quick little DIY video to show you how to assemble a tea bottle Rudolph!

Tea Bottle Rudolph! An adorable reindeer craft idea using a bottle of iced tea.

Tea Bottle Rudolph

The way this craft came about is kind of silly. I was trying to brainstorm ideas for reindeer crafts when I realized that my energy was lacking. I don’t like to drink coffee in the afternoon and soda tends to give me a head ache, so I don’t even risk it.

We have been keeping individual bottles of tea in the refrigerator because I love iced tea! These little bottles are really convenient and have just enough caffeine to get me through the hustle and bustle of weekday afternoons. Yesterday, I spent a total of 3 hours driving my kids around from morning until evening. Whew!

Tea Bottle Rudolph! An adorable reindeer craft idea using a bottle of iced tea.

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All of the supplies for this craft can be found at your local craft store, like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. This includes the foam eyes, foam antlers, ribbon, and bells. The antlers were part of a different craft at the store that came in a set. You can also find the supplies on Amazon HERE. We also made a Tea Bottle Turkey for Thanksgiving a last month. Check it out here!

Tea Bottle Rudolph! An adorable reindeer craft idea using a bottle of iced tea.

I used a small drinking cup from the kitchen to outline a perfect circle for Rudolph’s nose. I think it would be so cute to add some red glitter to his red nose to really make it shine! The head is made out of brown construction paper. I used hot glue to get the quickest results. If you’re working with kids, consider having them use tacky glue to assemble to face (the eyes and beak) and then you can do the hot gluing for them.

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Tea Bottle Rudolph

Tea Bottle Rudolph

Tea Bottle Rudolph! An adorable reindeer craft idea using a bottle of iced tea.
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Tea Bottle Rudolph

You Will Need

  • Individual bottle of tea with a removable label
  • Brown construction paper
  • Brown and red craft foam (or foam antlers from the craft store)
  • Foam eyes. Or, you can use white foam and a black sharpie! Googly eyes will work too
  • Holiday Ribbon
  • Jingle Bells
  • Hot glue


  1. Remove label. Use Goo Gone spray gel if needed
  2. Cut a circle out of the brown construction paper. I used a glass drinking cup to trace a circle
  3. Hot glue the circle to the cap of the tea bottle
  4. Cut a red circle out of craft foam
  5. Add the eyes and red nose to the face.
  6. Glue a ribbon bow to the neck
  7. Add 3 jingle bell buttons

Kelly Dixon

Welcome to Smart School House! I’m so glad you are here! I’m Kelly Dixon and my website is designed to inspire your creative side. I hope you visit us here often!

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1 Comment

  1. I will try this tea bottle rudolph but will change the face with a large beige pom pom and googly eyes and a red glitter pompom nose! Thanks!