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Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

This ornament was inspired by the Puzzle Piece Snowflake I first saw on an on-line pal’s blog – Lisa’s Craft Blog.

Although I love her finished product my tree has a sugar cookie & gingerbread theme so I just had to make mine a “gingerbread snowflake”.

I really love how the snowflake turned out.  This would also be great on a rustic tree featuring bears, canoes, pinecones, etc.  You could also add pastel paint around the edges of the white “frosting” to further the gingerbread effect.

  1. Instructions

  2. I assembled my snowflakes using pieces from an “age 6 and up” puzzle and followed Lisa’s clear directions.  My snowflakes measure 4″x4″.  You can easily (and I did!) make snowflakes from smaller puzzle pieces and make smaller ornaments.
  3. After the glue dried I painted my snowflakes with Cinnamon FolkArt® Acrylic Paint.
  4. After the paint dried I daubed on white paint with a cotton swab to resemble frosting.
  5. I purchased a package of rusted heart garland at Hobby Lobby the day before I tried this project so I snipped off a heart along with some of the wire and curled the about 1 1/2″ long wires around the end of my paintbrush to create a curly-que.
  6. Because the back of the heart has a concave surface I needed to fill this “hole” in order to glue it on using foam glue (if you use a hot glue gun no filler would be necessary but I tend to burn myself) so I used the cotton that was saturated with glue from the cotton swab to pad out the heart. I added a little extra glue to the snowflake and put the heart in place.
  7. Then I snipped off another heart with wire tag ends and wrapped the wire around the sticky outie piece tab of top puzzle piece as a hanger.   Use a little glue to secure it.
  8. Optional:  Seal the ornament with several layers of Mod Podge or other sealeant.

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5 thoughts on “Gingerbread Snowflakes

  1. Wow!!! This is fantastic!! The details you added to the piece are incredible!! The edging, the wires, the whole thing is beautiful!! I like your’s better than my original!! Great work!!

    • Thanks so much! I really like yours too. It also looks great white with the rusty heart or star in the mddle. I plan to do some white ones to give away next year. You are really creative!

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