Gingerbread Man Ornament

This cute little gingerbread man is made from stiffened burlap.  Just add a few details, and he is an adorable addition to your Christmas tree! 

 
You will need:

1.  Burlap

2.  Gingerbread man pattern

3.  Fabric stiffener

4.  Red felt

5.  Googly eyes

6.  White puff paint

7.  Glue

8.  A small loop of ribbon

 

Demin Star Ornament

 Step 1.  Cut and starch the gingerbread man ornament.

Use the pattern to cut out the gingerbread man.  Lay the gingerbread man flat on wax paper and lightly spray him with fabric stiffener.  Let the ornament dry.

 Starched String Ornaments

Step 2.  Add a scarf.

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Put a strip of red felt across the gingerbread man's neck.

 

 Step 3.  Finish the scarf.

Tie another strip of felt into a knot and glue it onto the first strip.

 
Free crochet patterns

Step 4.  Finish the ornament.

 

Use the white puff paint to add the mouth and the finishing touches on the arms and legs.  When the puff paint is dry, glue a loop of ribbon to the ornament so you can hang it on your tree.

Peppermint Ornament

The word "gingerbread" is used to describe almost any baked good that uses molasses and ginger.  It can refer to cookies, a bread, or a cake.  Elizabeth I of England is credited with the idea of making the first gingerbread men.

 



Patterns: 

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