Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gingerbread garland

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For today I also have a Glue Arts project to share with you..

You may be tempted to eat this one, it's so very delicious with all the beautiful 'icing' glitter and gorgeous papers, but I can assure you, it's far better to leave it up and share it with everyone LOL!!

Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and High Tac adhesive
Gingerbread Man mini album/Red pearls- KaiserCraft
Ribbon- May Arts
Papers/Punchouts- Graphic 45
flowers- Petaloo
buttons/twine/berry stems/glitter stems/wiggle eyes- craft supply
white fabric paint/glitter- Tulip
chalk- Pebbles
ink- Inkadinkado
sand paper
small bit of tulle



1. Cover gingerbread men using patterned paper and High Tac Adhesive. Trim edges and sand lightly, ink all edges using brown ink and makeup sponges.
2. Use chalk to rub pink cheeks on all gingerbread shapes.
3. Adhere wiggle eyes and red pearl noses to faces.
4. Use white fabric paint to add mouth and 'icing' decoration around outside of gingerbread shape. While wet, sprinkle lightly with glitter. Dry throughly.
5. Make accordions with patterned paper, glue to each gingerbread shape in the middle.
6. Repunch holes in hands with exacto knife, then use ribbon to tie all shapes together. Add layered buttons to twine and knot onto ribbon. Then using Hot Glue Gun adhere berry stems to backsides of buttons. Stems can be pre-curled around pencil for shape.
7. Use punchouts, patterned paper fussy cut shapes, buttons/twine, and glittered flowers to add decoration to each accordion medallion, using Hot Glue for each item.
8. Add tulle knots for gingerbread girl hair bow, using Hot Glue.

Designer Tip- I prefer Hot Glue for some holiday home decor projects, it holds up well with temperature changes once my decor is packed up and stored. If you find you have a lot of glue strings, simply take a heat gun or hot hair dryer to your project and lightly allow the air to go across your creation. It will melt the little strings easily.

Thanks for dropping by and have a terrific day! 


Kelly Massman said...


Gina L said...

Super super cute! I love the vintage look to the embellies you used on each gingerbread man.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOODNESS! This is super cute!

NanaBeth said...

Love it isn't strong enough-my favorite Christmas banner this year. No time to get it done for this year-but I'll have one for my mantle next year!

Trisha said...

How do u make the pinwheel thing or ornament. I saw it today on the cricut blog and loved it but I don't understand how to make. Can you or anyone help me?

Allison Cope said...

OMG good golly! TOO cute!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Cute, cute, cute! This garland is just adorable!

ScrappyMama said...

Can I just say WOW!!! OMG! You are definitely not afraid of details are you??? It's one of my fav things about your projects - you can really tell that some serious thought went into each creation...thanks for sharing!!!

Denise said...

Love your garland! Such fantastic embellishments!