Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments Made With Felt

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.

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super cute gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

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! 

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super fun gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

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.

 

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super adorable gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

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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.

 
5178D Mr. Mrs. Gingerbread Die Cut
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Link to tools and supplies.

 
Camel, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt…
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Avocado, Essentials By Ellen Wool…
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Ruby, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt 9…
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Winter White, Essentials By Ellen…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Peanut…
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The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
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Red Gingham Grosgrain Ribbon – 5/8in….
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Offray Double Face Satin Craft…
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Christmas Red, DMC Embroidery Floss,…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Felt gingerbread Christmas ornaments are fun to make.

Felt Ornaments Look So Cozy On the Christmas Tree

Felt ornaments looks so cozy on the Christmas tree and adds a homespun feel for the holidays.  I’ve been having fun using felt to make Christmas ornaments.  The poinsettia mug ornaments I shared a few days ago were made on a flat felt surface.  For today’s ornament I created a soft fiber filled pillow background for my winter cabin scene.

For my project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Snow Globe Set, Cabin Set, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Small Birds, Tiny Leaves and the star from the Globe Tree Set..

Click thru to see how I made pretty felt ornaments.

The Die Cut Felt Parts

  • Cut two white circle sections and a white deckle hill section. Use the circle die to cut the deckle hill section.
  • Use gray and white felt to cut the cabin sections and attach them together using Crafter’s Pick tacky glue.
  • Cut one set of evergreen trees and tiny leaves using green felt.
  • Punch out 1/8″ circles and cut small birds using red felt.
  • Use yellow felt to cut the tiny star.

 

Click thru to see how I made winter scene felt ornaments.

Create the Scene

  • Apply tacky glue to the back of the trees and attach to the front white felt circle.
  • Use tacky glue to attach the cabin to the trees and the circle base.
  • Attach the tiny green leaves, red circle, red birds and yellow star to the scene using tacky glue.
  • Secure the two round felt circles and the snow layer together using straight pins.
  • Thread an embroidery needle with white embroidery floss and sew the pieces together using an overcast whip stitch and leave a small section open to use to add fiber fill.  Note:  Check out this American Felt and Craft link to see several different stitch options.  Please don’t  take a close look at my stitching.  My needle point was not sharp enough and made it difficult for me to get through the felt to create even stitches. 
  • Insert fiber fill to the inside of the white circles to create a soft pillow appearance and then compete stitching to close the opening.
  • Create the thread hanger by inserting the needle in between the top layers, pulling the thread up through , create the loop and secure with a couple french knots.

Click thru to see how I made cozy felt ornaments

Here are the dies I used to create my ornament.

 
5177-01D Snow Globe Die Cut
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Medium Tinsel, Essentials By Ellen…
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Avocado, Essentials By Ellen Wool…
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Ruby, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt 9…
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Winter White, Essentials By Ellen…
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The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Outus Large-Eye Blunt Needles Steel…
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Winter White, DMC Embroidery Floss,…
[ ELH ]
Fairfield FAIPFT12 Fiber Poly Fil…
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Have you made handmade felt ornaments for your own tree or to give as gifts?They are so fun to make and go together quite easily.  Here is a Pinterest link to handmade felt Christmas ornaments for more inspiration.  Please feel free to add links to your felt ornaments in the comment section.  I would love to see what you come up with.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.