One of my favorite things to collect at Christmas are gingerbread houses. I have all sorts all over our home, big ones that light up, gingerbread house music boxes, salt and pepper shakers...you name it. It's cool, I fully embrace my inner child at all times. I like it that way. So with my mixture of pretty vintage decor I have a ton of reindeer and gingerbread houses. I love it. Today I'm going to share a really easy and pretty stinkin' fun gingerbread men ornament tutorial with polymer clay.
Polymer Clay (oven bake clay found in your local craft store)
Gingerbread men cookie cutter (I used a pretty small one)
Clay tools (you can use household items too)
2. Flatten your ball and roll it completely flat and even with a rolling pin or small clay tool roller.
3. Cut out your gingerbread men shape with your cookie cutter.
8. Bake all of your clay men at 260 degrees for 20-25 minutes or as your clay packages direct.
9. Once baked let them cool and use your E-6000 to glue your floral wire back into the holes you made at the tops of the gingerbread men ornaments. Let it dry as directed before hanging.
I think it would quite adorable to bake some gingerbread men cookies, package them up cute and top them off with a sweet ornament to give to your neighbors as a gift. I would be pretty stoked if that happened to me.
Hope you love this as much as I do. I love making playful type handmade goods at Christmastime.