I used some leftover gingerbread cutouts from Dollar Tree to create this beginner-friendly DIY!
Gingerbread Cutouts from Dollar Tree
5 ½” Wood Square from DT (use what you have available)
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
Stain wood square brown with wet baby wipe, and allow to dry
Paint wood square with 1 thin coat of white paint and allow to dry
Sand edges and other areas to distress then seal with a coat of mod podge
Paint 6 wood gingerbread men brown and allow to dry
Sand edges of each gingie to distress
Use black marker to draw eyes and buttons
Use red marker to draw mouth
Seal all 6 gingies with modpodge
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?? 😁
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.
Cut a stick to create the trunk and hot glue into place at the bottom of tree
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,
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