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Making Felt Gingerbread Man Ornaments

When I was little my mom made me a felt gingerbread ornament. I decide to make some new ones for my kids this year. They are easy to make and you can decorate them any way you want.

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Total Time: 1-3 hours

Supplies:

  • gingerbread cookie cutters
  • brown felt
  • small rick rack trim
  • white embroidery floss
  • tiny buttons
  • ribbon
  • sewing needle and thread

Steps:

  1. Start by tracing a gingerbread cookie cutter onto the brown felt. You will need two for each ornament. Cut them out.
  2. Next, stitch the two pieces together with embroidery floss using a back stitch. Go around the entire outside.
  3. Next, stitch the mouth onto the gingerbread man.
  4. Cut pieces of rick rack to decorate the gingerbread man with. I chose to do hair and the edges of a shirt and pants. For the gingerbread woman I did more of a dress design. NOTE: I recommend melting the edges of the rick rack with a lighter to prevent unraveling.
  5. Stitch the rick rack pieces on with embroidery floss.
  6. I found tiny buttons at the craft store. I used black ones for the eyes and colored ones for their clothes. For the gingerbread woman, I added a bow to her hair too.
  7. Cut pieces of ribbon to make the hangers. Make a loop and stitch them to the back of the ornaments.
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November 27, 2004

I had a pattern for a snowman ornament that was made out of brown felt with a gingersnap for the face and another gingersnap for the stomach area. A face was attached to the face cookie and a red ribbon bow was attached to the neck. The pattern fit store-bought ginger snaps and was a darling decoration for gifts and for a tree. If anyone has this pattern, I would really like to get a copy of it. Thanks to any who might have information about this.



Marty

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By Carol (Guest Post)
May 27, 20050 found this helpful

Hope you find it here:

www.allsands.com/.../gingerbreadmen_tqy_gn.htm

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