These cute wood cut outs from Dollar Tree are leftover from another DIY. I couldn’t let these cuties just sit in my stash until next year, so I’m using them up. I hope you love this project, and will give it a try. Even the most beginner crafters can do it!!
Gingerbread Cutouts from Dollar Tree
5 ½” Wood Square from DT
Black paint pen or permanent marker- fine tip
Red Paint pen or permanent marker-fine tip
Ribbon or choice
Stick from outside
Hot Glue/ 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 enough ribbon, so I cut some lengthwise to create a thin strip.
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.
*if your wood piece doesn’t stand up, add a jute hangar to hang it, or glue a small tumbling block to the back so it can stand
This adorable piece is perfect for a tiered tray or small decorative ladder, or any space that needs a sweet addition.
Thanks for joining me, and I hope you’ll give it a try.
Love and Crafting,