I love making Christmas ornaments, especially from clay pots. Today I’m sharing an ornament I made years ago. This project is a gingerbread man from a clay pot.
Some of the ornaments I have made are more complex but the gingerbread man is pretty easy.
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Assorted Paint Brushes (suggested)
Scissors (similar to my set)
Approximately 6 to 7 inches of white rick rack
2 – 3 Small White Flat Buttons
Approximately 9 inches of 3/8” Ribbon with candy design
Acrylic Craft Paint: Caramel Candy(available in stores), Black, Red and Light Pink
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Take small nail and center in doll head, tap lightly with a hammer to make a small hole. Pull out the nail.
Screw in the screw eye in the hole you made with the nail.
Hot glue the doll head to the small end of the pot.
Using the small paintbrush, paint 2 dots of black paint on the doll head for the eyes.
For the mouth paint a smile. This will be a big, wide “u”. Paint a little dash at the end of the mouth or the “u” paint a little dash.
Using the small paint brush, dab a small dot for the nose in red paint.
Clean the small paint brush. Add a small amount of water to the pink paint.
Dot the watered paint to the cheeks of the doll head by the ends of the mouth.
Take the ribbon and tie a bow.
Glue the bow where the doll head sits on the small part of the pot.
Depending on the size of the buttons, hot glue 2 to 3 buttons under the bow in a line.
Run a bead of hot glue around the bottom of the pot. Press the rick rack onto the glue.
See how easy it is to make a gingerbread man from a clay pot? I’m planning to share another ornament nearer to the holidays. I hope you will join me in making clay pot Christmas Ornaments.