ONLY A WEEK UNTIL I CAN PUT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS UP!!!!
I may be a little excited.
Since this will be my first Christmas in my own home, it's time for me to start building my Christmas ornament collection! I have some from growing up but half of them are barbies. Literally. I got a barbie ornament for like ten years in a row when I was a kid. Cool back then...but I really don't want my own tree to be barbie dominated this year :)
This ADORABLE little gingerbread man was my first handmade addition!
DIY Felt Gingerbread Man Ornament
I started by cutting out a gingerbread form out of cardboard. I attempted to freehand it...but that failed miserably so I just googled gingerbread man and traced around the shape!! I then used the form to cut out two gingerbread man shapes with brown felt.
Using black embroidery floss I stitched on two buttons, two black beads for eyes, and a couple stitches for a smile!
He still looked a little bare though....so I dressed him up with a little red felt bow tie that I just hot glued on. Much better! Now he is "clothed" :)
Last step was to stitch him up! I used a blanket stitch and added in some fluff along the way. I added a long loop of floss at the top to be able to hang him from the tree after he was all stitched.
All stitched and fluffed up!!!
Well hello there handsome. You are going to look mighty fine on my Christmas tree this year!! Sorry sorry. I'm just a little taken with the cute factor :)
I'll be linking up to these parties:
Monday: CraftOManiac Monday, Making Monday Marvelous, Market Yourself Monday, Motivate Me Monday. Craftastic Monday, Your So Very Creative, Just Something I Whipped Up, Inspire Me Mondays, More the Merrier Monday, Made By You Mondays, Tutorials and TIps, Making the World Cuter,Weekend Warrior, Make it Monday,
Tuesdays: Tip Me Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Take-a-Look Tuesday, Show Me What Ya Got, Talent Tuesday, Get Your Craft On,Homework, Ta-da Tuesday
Wednesdays: Your Whims Wednesday, Creative Share Wednesday, We did it Wednesday, Sugar and Spice, Tea Rose Home, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Show & Share
Thursdays: A Crafty Soiree, Strut Your Stuff, 20 Below Thursdays, Crazy Cute Thursdays, Hookin Up With House of Hepworths, Catch a Glimpse
Friday: Friday Favs on Naptime Crafters, Weekend Wrap-Up Party, Frugal Friday, Sassy Sites, Show and Share Day, Fridays Unfolded, Fantabulous Friday, Simply Creations Friday, Once Upon a Weekend, Weekend Bloggy Reading
Saturdays: Whatcha Got Weekend, Saturday Night Special, Show and Tell Saturdays, Lovely Crafty Weekend, Saturday is Crafty Day ,Scraptastic Saturday, The 36th Avenue, Positively Splendid, Sweet Saturday,
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