Making Felt Gingerbread Man Ornaments

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December 10, 2012

ornaments on treeWhen 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.


Total Time: 1-3 hours


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


  1. Start by tracing a gingerbread cookie cutter onto the brown felt. You will need two for each ornament. Cut them out.
  2. trace cookie cutter
    cut out gingerbread men
  3. Next, stitch the two pieces together with embroidery floss using a back stitch. Go around the entire outside.
  4. stitch pieces together
    stitched gingerbread people
  5. Next, stitch the mouth onto the gingerbread man.
  6. stitch on mouth
  7. 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.
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  9. Stitch the rick rack pieces on with embroidery floss.
  10. finished rick rack
    sew on rick rack
  11. 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.
  12. finished gingerbread ornaments
    bow on gingerbread woman
  13. Cut pieces of ribbon to make the hangers. Make a loop and stitch them to the back of the ornaments.
  14. cut ribbon for hanging
    sew on ribbon hanger
    finished gingerbread man
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December 2, 2014

This little gingerbread man would look adorable on anyone's tree for Christmas.

felt gingerbread man

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December 27, 2012

This video shows the steps to making your own Felt Gingerbread Man Ornaments. This ornaments make great gifts.

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December 12, 2008

Felt and shiny plaid gingerbread ornament with topstitching, glitter face and ribbon bow.

Felt Gingerbread Man

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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.



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