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.
You’ll love my Buddy the ELF cupcakes, Santa Belt Chocolate Covered Oreos, and Christmas Blondies.
List of Supplies:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep a small opening to stuff the gingerbread man. Use cotton for stuffing. Insert enough cotton to give it a fluffy look.
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.
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.
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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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.