Thursday, December 15, 2011

Felt Gingerbread Man


Hello!  This is Ashley from under those neon lights, the best blog to ever exist in the entire history of the world... the world ;)
I hate Xmas and refer to it as Xmas because I hate it so much!
BUT I do LOVE to make and decorate things, so of course I love to wrap presents!
Here is a little idea to make a present a little extra special and handmade!


You will need:
Scissors
Embroidery Thread
A needle
Buttons
Felt
Ribbon
And a teeny little puff of polyfil


First:
You need to cut out a gingerbread man shape.
You can trace a cookie cutter or make your own shape. You can even make a gingerbread kitty or a gingerbread house or a gingerbread owl or a gingerbread... you get the idea.
Make sure you have two identical pieces of felt.

Second:
Decorate!
Give him eyes, some frosting, shoes, buttons, maybe a beard or mustache.... but NO SMILES!!!  Because of course we hate xmas! ;)


Third:
Sew him up!
Make sure you leave room to attach a little ribbon and to fill him with a little bit of polyfil. You want him to look well fed, not fat, so don't overdo it!

And lastly,
attach him to a present with a ribbon, bow, or yarn!

The best part about this little guy is that the recipient can use him to decorate their tree next year!

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Yay, so cute, thank you for sharing this, Ashley! :) Lu

9 comments:

  1. To the guest: How can you hate Christmas! Best time to be with the family! but still that little guys is adorable. I might just try this for "Xmas" since I got some felt left from the Halloween plushies I made.

    To the host: Great post host!

    Xoxo,
    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

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  2. LOL, love it. Cute gingerbread man!

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  3. So adorably cute, I'm itching to make one! I love the embroidery :)

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  4. so sweet!! thanks for sharing :)

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  5. ashley nearly always make me laugh:
    .."the best blog to ever exist in the entire history of the world... the world ;)
    I hate Xmas and refer to it as Xmas because I hate it so much!"..

    ha-ha! that gingerbread man is very cute.

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  6. I'm happy you like Ashley's cute project! :)

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