Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DIY Family of Gingerbread Men Ornaments



Let your kids help you make a family of gingerbread ornaments to decorate your tree!


I recently had the pleasure of taking two of my  kids to A Hill Country Holiday at the Westin La Cantera.  We had a blast ice skating (in shorts!), making toys, decorating cookies, and catching a live theater show.  It was an unforgettable day; one that we'll repeat again soon!


My kids had a blast decorating gingerbread men cookies, and wanted to do it again at home.  Since they didn't even eat their original cookies, I decided to make an inedible version that we could treasure for a long time.

To make your own Gingerbread Family Ornaments:

Step 1:  Cut your gingerbread person out of cardboard.

Step 2:  Cover it with DecoArt's Fine Paintable Texture and let dry.

Step 3:  Paint it brown.

Step 4:  Use DecoArt's Snow Writer to outline the "cookie".

Step 5:  Let your kids use paint writers (we used DecoArt's paint writers and the fine tip allowed the kids to create lots of details.

Step 6:  Glue a ribbon on the back to hang the ornaments.


My kids begged me to make more, so I need to get back to cutting and painting cardboard!

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Disclosure:  Our day at the Westin was provided free of charge as part of a blogger event, and the products used in this tutorial were provided by DecoArt.  This is not a paid post and all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.

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3 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a blast, I wish I could have gone :(

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  3. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of gingerbread crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/gingerbread-crafts-for-christmas

    Have a great day!

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