This faux gingerbread ornaments DIY is a perfect addition to your tree.
This tutorial teaches you how to make a gingerbread man ornament. I’ll teach you how to make fake gingerbread cookies and turn them into cute gingerbread man ornaments.
Add these DIY gingerbread man decorations to your repertoire and give them as gifts. These cute ornaments are great on the tree. They can be gift tags that add to the gift and can be used as stocking name tags by adding the kid’s names to the front.
Supplies for Your Gingerbread Ornaments
Wood Cutouts – You can usually find these at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or anywhere else that you get craft supplies.
Acrylic Paint in tans & browns to mix for gingerbread color
Metallic Pearl Acrylic Paint for “icing”
Instructions for Gingerbread Ornaments
Step 1 – Paint Wood Cutouts
Mix paint to get a gingerbread color. We used Cocoa with a little bit of Burnt Umber to get the gingerbread color. Paint the backs of the cutouts and let them dry. Then, paint the fronts of the cutouts leaving the paint a little bit thick. Dab the foam brush around in the paint to create the texture of the cookie. Let paint dry completely.
Step 2 – Decorate Your Cookies
Take the lid off the Metallic Pearl Acrylic Paint and replace it with a writing tip. Using the bottle with the writing tip, apply the paint to the front of the cutouts in the same manner you would apply icing to gingerbread cookies. Let “icing” paint dry completely.
Step 3 – Add a Hanger
Cut about 8” of Bakers Twine and put it through the hole at the top and tie in a knot.
Your ornaments are now ready for the Christmas tree. They also work great as gift box tags that actually add to the gift. Put a name and year on the back to create a lasting memory.
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