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Adorable Step-by-Step Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament

Super adorable Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament.

Adorable Step-by-Step Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament

Run, run, as fast as you can and make this super cute Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament! I don’t know about you but, to me, the Gingerbread Man is synonymous with Christmas.

Whether he is in cookie form or a decoration, it means that Christmas is on its way or already here!

So, while you enjoy some gingerbread cookies, why not make this craft?

I think it’s a great way for kids to practice their sewing skills and this is very simple stitching.

Gingerbread Man all finished.

If you like this craft, you’ll love our Felt Unicorn Christmas Ornament, super adorable Santa S’mores Christmas Ornament, and Angel Christmas Ornament.

You’ll love my Buddy the ELF cupcakes, Santa Belt Chocolate Covered Oreos, and Christmas Blondies.

A collection of things needed to make the craft: scissors, cotton, felt, needle and thread, and pencil.

List of Supplies:

  1. Felt fabric
  2. Needle and thread
  3. Pencil or pen – for tracing the template
  4. Scissors
  5. Cotton
Gingerbread Man cutouts in felt.

Step 1:

Prepare the patterns from the template by printing and cutting them out. Select the felt fabrics for the gingerbread man.

Trace the patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out using scissors. The template includes 2 body parts (front and back), 1 bow pattern, and 2 round shapes of the same size.

3 round shapes of the same size, 2 small strips of the same size, 2 more strips of the same size, and 1 piece with a curvy border.

One brown felt cutout of a gingerbread man with eyes, bowtie, and gumdrop buttons.

Step 2:

Take any one of the body parts, the bow, and the round shapes. See the arrangement of the items first; the 2 eyes on the head part, the bow on the neck, and the 3 round shapes along the middle line of the body.

Eyes being sewn on to gingerbread felt cutout.

Step 3:

Prepare a needle and thread and start to stitch them. It is easier to do cross stitch for stitching the small items.  Start stitching from the eyes and then move downwards.

All parts sewn onto brown felt gingerbread man cutout.

Step 4:

Stitch the bow and the 3 buttons. Draw the needle and thread to the back side of the front body part, tie 2 knots, and cut off extra thread.

Time to sew both gingerbread man cutouts together before stuffing.

Step 5:

Take the back body part and place it under the front body part. Make sure that the sides of both body parts are matched nicely.

Sewing on felt icing with white thread.

Step 6:

Place the strips and the curvy pattern (head frosting) in their places and start to stitch. While stitching, make sure to join the strips, the head frosting, and also the 2 body parts all together.

Sewing both cutouts of gingerbread man, leaving a hole to stuff.

Step 7:

Keep a small opening to stuff the gingerbread man. Use cotton for stuffing. Insert enough cotton to give it a fluffy look.

Stitch the gingerbread closed after stuffing.

Step 8:

Done stuffing? Now close the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie 2 tight knots and then cut off extra thread.

You can add a hanging mechanism at the back side of the gingerbread man. Simply cut a strip, fold it in half, and then stitch the closed end with the gingerbread man at the back side.

You can check out our Unicorn Christmas Ornament and scroll to the last step to see how to attach a hanging mechanism.

Final product of the Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament.

Not My Gumdrop Buttons

That line always makes me chuckle but, how adorable is this guy? As always, you can make your masterpiece your own by choosing different colours and adding anything.

Some ideas would be rhinestones, yarn for hair, jewels–anything you can think of.

If you want more fun or delicious Christmas goodies, check out this Felt Unicorn Christmas Ornament, super adorable Santa S’mores Christmas Ornament, and Angel Christmas Ornament.

Try our Buddy the ELF cupcakes, Santa Belt Chocolate Covered Oreos, and Christmas Blondies.

Do you craft during the holidays?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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Step-by-Step Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament.

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  1. eeeee what a cute little christmas ornament ! oh my gosh. my girls would love this. i dont think it would stay on the tree because they would want to bring it everywhere with them

  2. What a cute and simple way to create a friend for a little one. We might try this for our holiday baskets this year.

  3. Are you kidding me?! This is so cute!! I love the icing detail on his head and the little bow tie.

  4. My daughter is the crafty type this looks so much easier than doing an actual gingerbread house because that seems to make more mess. I will let her do this for the holidays!

  5. This is quite the creative ornament. How fun that just a few pieces of felt, string, and buttons, and a whole lot of imagination can come together to create something so adorable!

  6. That is such a cute ornament. I’m going to have to make some of these with my daughters. I know they’d have a blast making these and hanging them on the tree.

  7. Oh my, this is the cutest! My niece keeps asking me for a gingerbread man, I think this is better than baking one, lol!

  8. This is absolutely adorable! It would be so cute on a tree or as a little decoration for a gift, or on a garland. Thanks for the tutorial!

  9. How adorable! these would make cute ornaments or even a nice addition to presents. It’s the little things that make the difference.

  10. Adorable indeed! Kids and adults alike will sure have fun creating that gingerbread man. Thank you for the step by step guide.

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