This gingerdead man DIY is a fun creepy Christmas craft to make!
How to make gingerdead men

While I love Christmas, my head and heart are still stuck on Halloween! This fun project is one way I’ve blended the two holidays together. I’ve been working with Snow Tex for several DecoArt projects (like this cute miniature snowman) and decided to try tinting it. As I’d hoped for, it was easy to tint. I thought the texture would be perfect for faux cookies.
Creepy gingerbread man tutorial

I started digging through my supplies to start developing my ideas. They had been purchased at Michael’s craft store after Halloween because they were on clearance. I wasn’t sure what I’d do with them but I was tickled to find a use for them so soon.

Gingerdead men diy

These are the supplies I used to make my gingerdead man DIY ornaments:

  • Corrugated cardboard (recycled)
  • Snow Tex
  • Brown Paint
  • Craft eyes
  • Fake teeth (thrifted)
  • Plastic ants and black paint
  • Bow buttons
  • Gallery Glass in red
  • Various embellishments (balloon, skull, etc.)
  • Craft sponge
  • Plastic painting knife
  • small brush

Gingerdead men DIY

This is one of those projects that is easier to explain via video than in writing! I made a really short (less than ten minute!) video where you can see how I made this gingerdead men DIY. I’ll take you through the process step by step as I make one of these cute, creepy little guys.

I had a bit of the tinted Snow Tex left over, so I experimented with making a round ornament, too. I’m happy with the way this gingerdead head looks, too! It was fun to paint a thrifted fly white and red to create a “candy cane” big. Once you master the flat ornaments, this round one is a nice challenge to take on.

Prefer more traditional gingerbread men? Check out this   gingerbread  baking inspired wreath tutorial! Have fun crafting and creating DIY holiday decor!


  1. Love this one too! How fun! I love Halloween also! It’s my favorite holiday as you can dress up like anyone you wish and nobody will give you a strange looks or a hard time!


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