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Gingerbread Ornaments: Clothespins & Cinnamon Sticks and Mini Fabric Wrapped Candy Canes


Gingerbread Ornaments & Mini Fabric Wrapped Candy Canes

The inspiration for these ornaments was a craft project, Gingerbread Min Clothespins, on Eyeballsbyday’s craft blog which is expertly written and photographed by Maggie.  As I didn’t have any mini clothespins on-hand I used regular sized ones. Also I don’t paint that well – I need LOTS more practice – so I punched some dots & hearts from craft foam for the buttons, found some mini googley eyes and some fine white cord to make the mouth.  I cut some “icing” from white craft foam with zigzag scissors. I painted the clothespins with FolkArt Cinnamon Acrylic Paint and let them dry.  Then I glued all the attachments on the clothespins and daubed on some pink checks.  I did try my hand at painting features on some of them using a toothpick for the brush.

The project also inspired me to make gingerbread men from cinnamon sticks.  Again I painted some and glued attachments on others.  I glued on a piece of jute for a hanger.

One of the things I have gotten for FREE on listia.com (a great site!) was some mini vinyl gingerbread men (Oriental Trading sells these).  Since I was making clothespins ornaments I thought, “Hey!, why not glue these bad boys on clothespins too?”  I did and they came out cute too.  I am wondering if they would look better on natural or white-painted clothespins.  I use E-6000 glue to attach the vinyl gingerbread men to the clothespins.  I used white glue first but the gingerbread men broke off when I pinched the clothespins to attach it to a tree limb.

The last thing I added to my mini tree were some fabric wrapped candy canes also inspired by a craft project on Maggie’s blog.  I really liked how the ones wrapped in white muslin and then wrapped with red rick-rack turned out.

Take a look and let me know what you think.  I’d love to hear from you!

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Gingerbread Mini Tree


GINGERBREAD MINI TREE

Gingerbread Mini Tree

I usually have a mini tree in the kitchen with tiny gingerbread ornaments and cookie cutters. I couldn’t find any mini copper colored ones so I spray painted some. This year I added some additiional ornaments made with clothespins & cinnamon sticks and torn fabric bows

 

I found this little Raggedy Ann & Andy at a local flea market. I loved them immediately and just had to have them. When it came time to set up the tree and my usual mini tree topper just didn’t appeal to me I took them off the big tree and added some gingerbread cookie button and mini candy cane embellishments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cinnamon stick and clothespin ornaments are really very easy – just paint the clothespins – and paint or glue on features. I also glued some vinyl mini gingerbread men from Oriental Trading to some of the painted clothespins. I think they all came out tres cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also made some of these really cute fabric wrapped candy canes for the tree. I couldn’t find any plastic small canes to use as the form so I wrapped real ones. Just make sure you don’t throw them in storage over the summer because you will have a sticky mess at the best and fire ants at the worst!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also made some of these really cute fabric wrapped candy canes for the tree. I couldn’t find any plastic small canes to use as the form so I wrapped real ones. Just make sure you don’t throw them in storage over the summer because you will have a sticky mess at the best and fire ants at the worst!

 

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