These simple Christmas decorations can be created with the kids in your life. This guide is about making felt gingerbread man ornaments.
This video shows the steps to making your own Felt Gingerbread Man Ornaments. This ornaments make great gifts. View the full project here: Felt Gingerbread Ornaments
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Felt and Shiny Plaid gingerbread ornament with topstitching, glitter face and ribbon bow.
Approximate Time: 30-60 minutes.
NOTE: FELT MARKERS MAY BLEED! I recommend a pen or pencil as long as you can see it.
Stiffened fabric cuts like paper and doesn't unravel. So, to save fabric, you can cut multiple shapes pretty close to each other.
Cut out the shapes. Lay them on the felt you chose, and cut around them with a bit of room to crimp closer later, at least 1/2 inch. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE!! I used a double strand of crochet thread to top stitch it and it twisted. Use just one strand and it will look cleaner. Top stitch the fabric shape to the felt backing. Once it is centered and you are done sewing, you can crimp around the edges.
You don't have to top stitch it. You can make dash lines with colored fabric paint if you want to speed things up, or if your hands can't handle sewing. If you do this, just put some regular, undiluted glue on the back of the stiffened fabric and glue it down onto the felt. Weigh it down and let dry.
You can either glitter pen your face on now, or do all the cutting, all the top stitching and then all the faces at the same time.
I used some pretty plaid fabric for the body and alternate but matching color for the ribbon. You don't have to do the ribbon at all, but if you do, I dropped a bit of red glitter to the center for a nice touch.
If you did angels, for instance, you might want something like gold or silver glitter for the halo, a black felt top hat for the snowmen, etc.
If you chose a really country plaid, you may want to give him a few little buttons on his chest, or choose puff paint and just drop two or three where buttons would be.
Be creative, have fun and remember that you are being thrifty. If the first time doesn't work out, you might be losing about .25 of stuff.
By Sandra from Salem, OR
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.
Approximate Time: 1-3 hours
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Here are questions related to Making Felt Gingerbread Man Ornaments.
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.
By Carol (Guest Post)05/27/2005