I want to share baking/cooking, crafting, and holiday decorating mixed with a little of my life!!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Cork Gingerbread Men
In case you want to start making something for Christmas -- here is something easy and you can make lots!!!!
First of all - I had found this idea a long time ago plus the fact that I made these about 3 years ago. Somewhere in my paper mess is where I found them, but I have searched and found a site that does tell about them and has a link to the pattern for the gingerbread man -- just click here and get that template so you'll have it for whenever you have the time to do this.
You will need -
cork (I found it in a roll at Hobby Lobby, but check whichever craft store you frequent)
white and black paint (In a little squirt bottle)
thin red ribbon for the bow
glue gun to adhere the bow
red thread and needle to make the hanging loop
Since this was the only project I was going to do with the roll of cork I had -- I just traced the pattern over it all and cut them out -
I painted the trim, face and buttons - allowing each color to dry before attempting the other --
When the paint is dry -- I made bows with the red ribbon and then hot glued them in place -
Using a needle and red thread I made a large loop at the top to use for hanging --
These can be used for gift tags, ornaments on a tree, or as an enclosure in a card. You can make quite a few and this way you are working on them assembly line style. By doing this in the off-season you will have something nice in your Christmas stash and not feel any pressure!!!!
I feel like looking at a baby pic of Lucy today --
I am linking to Skip To My Lou's Made By You Monday. Just click here to see so many neat projects and ideas for you to do!!!
I have been loving reading other blogs for a while. I thought that maybe if I was accountable by posting on a blog that I might accomplish more. We will see! Here are some of my current "loves" (besides blogs): decorating for all holidays, crafting, cooking and baking, traveling, shopping, some reality shows, Dancing with the Stars, Real Housewives, getting together with my "YaYa" girlfriends,and most of all My Family!!