Easy-to-Craft Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

These gingerbread cookie ornaments, made out of wood and paint, look as festive as the real thing, but can be enjoyed for many Christmases to come. Kids will love helping out with this fun and easy holiday craft.
Wooden Gingerbread Ornaments

Wooden Gingerbread Ornaments

These gingerbread cookie ornaments, made out of wood and paint, will look tasty and festive, but can be enjoyed for many Christmases to come. Gather the family for this fun and simple holiday craft.

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Materials Needed:

pre-cut wooden shapes (available at your local craft store)
220-grit sandpaper
1/8" drill bit
brown acrylic craft paint
1/2" flat artist brush
white puff paint
twine or ribbon

Paint Wooden Ornaments

Lightly sand wooden ornaments with fine sandpaper (220 grit) to smooth rough edges. Paint ornaments with two coats of brown acrylic paint. Allow paint to dry.

Drill Holes for Ribbon/String

Drill a single hole at the top of each painted ornament with an 1/8" drill bit to thread a string or ribbon through. Tip: Use a scrap piece of wood underneath ornament to drill into to protect your work surface and reduce splintering on the backside of ornament.

Decorate Ornaments

Decorate ornaments with white puff paint to simulate icing on a gingerbread cookie (Image 1). Allow to fully dry before decorating second side. Tip: Applying puff paint involves a learning curve, so practice on a piece of paper or cardboard first. Thread a piece of twine through drilled hole and tie then hang your completed ornaments on the tree (Images 2 and 3). 

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