EASY CHRISTMAS DIY

I used some leftover gingerbread cutouts from Dollar Tree to create this beginner-friendly DIY!

SUPPLIES:
Gingerbread Cutouts from Dollar Tree
5 ½” Wood Square from DT (use what you have available)
White paint
Brown Paint
Black paint pen or permanent marker- fine tip
Red Paint pen or permanent marker-fine tip
Ribbon of choice
Stick from outside
Hot Glue, also Tacky or wood glue
Jute for hangar- optional

Instructions:

STEP 1
Stain wood square brown with wet baby wipe, and allow to dry

STEP 2
Paint wood square with 1 thin coat of white paint and allow to dry

STEP 3
Sand edges and other areas to distress then seal with a coat of mod podge

STEP 4
Paint 6 wood gingerbread men brown and allow to dry

STEP 5
Sand edges of each gingie to distress

STEP 6
Use black marker to draw eyes and buttons
Use red marker to draw mouth

STEP 7
Seal all 6 gingies with modpodge

STEP 8
Tie some ribbon around each neck. I didn’t have any thin ribbon, so I cut a thin strip from some I had on hand. Improvise, right?? 😁

STEP 9
Arrange gingies on board in the shape of a tree, and use hot glue or a combo of hot glue and wood glue to secure in place. I used Alene’s tacky glue because I ran out of wood glue.

STEP 10
Cut a stick to create the trunk and hot glue into place at the bottom of tree

STEP 11
Add a bow to the top with hot glue.

*If your wood piece doesn’t stand on its own, add a tumbling tower block to the back, or glue a piece of jute on the back to hang it.

This adorable piece is perfect for a tiered tray or small decorative ladder, or any space that needs a sweet addition. It’s even perfect as an ornament for your tree !!

Thanks for joining me, and I hope you’ll give it a try.

Love and Crafting,
Lisa xo

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