Today , as part of my “anything but a card” series I’m sharing these super cute gingerbread Christmas ornaments made with felt. Did you know your wafer thin dies cut felt just as easily as cardstock? You can see how crisp and clean the cut lines are on all the pieces of my gingerbread boy and girl. These cuties didn’t take long to put together and will be the perfect tangible addition to a gift card gift. For these ornaments I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread set.
The Gingerbread Ornament Bodies
- Cut two lengths of red embroidery floss to use to create hangers for the ornaments.
- Loop each piece of floss and tie a knot on the end of the loop.
- Cut two brown felt bodies for each gingerbread boy and girl and cut one using brown cardstock for each.
- Apply tacky glue to cover the whole front of the cardstock gingerbread, line up the first felt body and attach to the cardstock.
- Turn the cardstock gingerbread over, apply tacky glue to cover the whole back, secure the hanger to the center of the head and attach the second gingerbread body.
- Note: I hid the red hangers behind the gingerbread ornaments for the pictures. They were a little unruly and distracted from the cuteness!
The Gingerbread Hat, Skirt, Scarf and Embellishments
- Cut the embellishment parts and pieces using white, red, green and black felt.
- Use tacky glue to assemble the hat sections and attach to the head of the gingerbread boy.
- Cut a length of gingham ribbon long enough to fit easily around the whole body of the gingerbread girl with enough extra to gather.
- Use a needle and white thread to sew a running stitch all the way from one end of the ribbon to the other, pull to gather and secure with a knot.
- Apply 1/8″ double stick tape along the top edge of the back of the ribbon skirt and attach it around the gingerbread girl body. Secure the two ends of the skirt in the back of the girl.
- Apply 1/8″ double stick tape to a 1/8″ strip of red satin ribbon and secure it in place around the top of the skirt to cover the sewn edge.
- Apply tacky glue to the facial parts, buttons and embellishments and attach to the front of the gingerbread people. Note: Use tweezers makes this process a breeze.
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Making these gingerbread Christmas ornaments was so much fun. They look so cute on the Christmas tree and they also make precious gifts. Check out this Pinterest link for more felt gingerbread ornament inspiration. I hope you have been inspired by my “anything but a card” projects. You can see all of my “anything but a card” projects here. It would be fun to hear what you have done with your dies.
Link to the Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread die set.
Link to tools and supplies.
Felt gingerbread Christmas ornaments are fun to make.