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.
Total Time: 1-3 hours
gingerbread cookie cutters
small rick rack trim
white embroidery floss
sewing needle and thread
Start by tracing a gingerbread cookie cutter onto the brown felt. You will need two for each ornament. Cut them out.
Next, stitch the two pieces together with embroidery floss using a back stitch. Go around the entire outside.
Next, stitch the mouth onto the gingerbread man.
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.
Stitch the rick rack pieces on with embroidery floss.
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.
Cut pieces of ribbon to make the hangers. Make a loop and stitch them to the back of the 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.