Crafts, Fabrics

Gingerbread Man Tree Decoration – Christmas Crafts

Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to add a touch of personalized festivity to your home than with a handcrafted gingerbread tree hanging? In this blog, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process, ensuring you end up with an adorable gingerbread man ready to spice up your tree.

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Materials You’ll Need:

  • FREE PDF Template: For the perfect gingerbread shape.
  • A4 Felt in a teddy colour: This will form the body of our gingerbread man.
  • Black Felt (scrap): Perfect for those tiny gingerbread details.
  • Wadding (Toy Stuffing): To give our gingerbread man a plump, 3D look.
  • Narrow Ric Rac: To adorn the arms and legs of our creation.
  • Sewing Needle: Essential for piecing our gingerbread man together.
  • White Thread: To blend seamlessly with our ric rac.
  • Fabric Glue: For easy and quick detailing.

Step-by-Step Crafting Guide:

  1. Template Cutting: Begin by cutting out the Gingerbread template twice. This will form the front and back of our festive decoration.
  2. Stitching Begins: With your sewing needle and thick thread at the ready, begin sewing around the gingerbread man. Note: leave the head open for now.
  3. Let’s Get Stuffed: Using the open head end, stuff your gingerbread man with wadding until he’s nice and plump.
  4. Hang Him Up: Attach a hook, loop, or your chosen string/cord/ribbon to the gingerbread man’s head. This will allow you to hang him on your tree or anywhere else you fancy.
  5. Head Sealing: Now, finish sewing up the head of your gingerbread man.
  6. Detailing Time: Hand stitch the narrow ric rac onto the gingerbread man’s arms and legs, giving him that iconic look.
  7. Final Touches: Using fabric glue, attach the felt eyes, mouth, and buttons to bring your gingerbread man to life.
  8. Celebrate: Hooooo-Rayyyy! You’ve just created a personalised gingerbread tree hanging that’s sure to be the envy of all your guests.

Crafting brings joy, and when it’s a festive craft, the happiness doubles. So, gather your materials, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, and let’s get crafting. Happy Holidays! 🎄🍪🌟

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