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half eaten ornaments

Here’s our half eaten gingerbread men!  I love projects that have a bit of humor in them.  Sometimes you just need a good laugh.  And the girls love these. 

I made a couple extra to attach to some Christmas presents.  They were so fun, I even officially learned how to tie a french knot. 
I used my Grandma’s baby ric rac and some vintage red buttons I had scored at an estate sale last year. I also used the ric rac as the hanger, just sewed it in when I was stitching the gingerbread man’s head together.  This was a super cheap project, I only had to buy the felt which I think was about $1.  Niiiice.

I think that’ll be all my handmade ornaments this year.  There are so many cute tutorials and patterns and kits out there it’s hard to choose.

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57 Responses to half eaten ornaments

  1. LouAnne 12.06.2010 at 9:24 am #

    Those are fantastic!!! LOL!

  2. Admitted Fabricaholic 12.06.2010 at 9:44 am #

    I love those! Adorable! I know my girls will get a kick out of them too :)

  3. Kristy 12.06.2010 at 9:44 am #

    Very fun!

  4. Tania 12.06.2010 at 9:47 am #

    Fantastic, they are so funny :)

  5. tinajo 12.06.2010 at 9:51 am #

    Love these – too funny! 😀

  6. jayayceeblog 12.06.2010 at 10:03 am #

    That is the cutest thing I’ve seen in forever! Love the whimsy and the price! I like to tie ornaments on each of the gifts to family members. I think I’m going to work on making these throughout next year so I’ll be ready for next Christmas. That’ll give me time to score some cute buttons, too!

  7. Jenny 12.06.2010 at 10:05 am #

    oh my goodness, those are adorable!

    Just started following your blog, can’t wait to try some of your tutorials!

  8. Mary on Lake Pulaski 12.06.2010 at 10:11 am #

    Thanks for showing us these Anna! They’re perfect and your daughter looked like she didn’t mind posing with one!

  9. Kathleen 12.06.2010 at 10:12 am #

    I started laughing as soon as I saw the first picture with it’s little mouth saying ‘oh!’ So adorable! Thanks I needed a laugh this morning.

  10. Bethany 12.06.2010 at 10:55 am #

    French knots still scare me, haha…
    And I love the little “expression” on their faces–the little ‘o’ mouth is priceless!

  11. boomie 12.06.2010 at 10:58 am #

    Very funny! Nice details on your ornaments!

  12. Marie 12.06.2010 at 11:05 am #

    those are adorable!

  13. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 12.06.2010 at 11:16 am #

    lol, those are adorable!! I may have to make some for my tree!

  14. Vanessa 12.06.2010 at 11:44 am #

    Those are great! I found a cookie cutter that looks like that a few years ago. I love that pic with N and the cookie!

  15. Elsa 12.06.2010 at 11:48 am #

    so cute! love the photo of the little girls is lovely!

  16. Beth Adams 12.06.2010 at 11:59 am #

    Awwww…I adore those ornaments! Want some for myself now. I would love for you to stop by Wiccan Make Some Too’s Wickedly Crafty Saturdays & share this!

  17. Larissa 12.06.2010 at 12:14 pm #

    I love it. They are so funny. I just switched out gingerbread ornaments, but I LOVE those. So cute. Those would be great on neighbor gifts too!!

  18. Vanessa 12.06.2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Oh my goodness, how cute! Love the little shocked expressions on the gingerbread men.

  19. carey 12.06.2010 at 12:34 pm #

    oh my. i absolutely love those!

  20. Chris 12.06.2010 at 1:02 pm #

    I love Megs design. You did a great job! Maybe this is what I’ll do for my kids this year.

  21. Marilyn 12.06.2010 at 1:33 pm #

    love these cute guys. I’m making some for my friends who have grandchildren.

  22. Rachel 12.06.2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Hilarious! I really needed a chuckle this morning. Monday has been painful so far haha.

  23. Laliete 12.06.2010 at 1:44 pm #

    So much fun!

  24. Anne Marie 12.06.2010 at 2:01 pm #


  25. Kristie 12.06.2010 at 2:01 pm #

    Super cute, Anna! I love ’em!

  26. Emily 12.06.2010 at 2:03 pm #

    hahaha those are darling!

  27. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 12.06.2010 at 3:36 pm #

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable! That baby ric rac is so tiny. I love the way you sewed the buttons on.

  28. Good Morning PitLane 12.06.2010 at 3:46 pm #

    so cute!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  29. Lucía P.M. 12.06.2010 at 3:53 pm #

    Those are really funny! 😀 I’m proposing a Handmade Christmas to the readers of my blog, when I make a post about Christmas tree decorations, I will add this tutorial. I’ll tell you when I’ll do it :)

  30. Suzanne 12.06.2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Those are so cute! I love ’em!

  31. chongkol 12.06.2010 at 5:05 pm #

    This is lovely idea, children will love them.

  32. meg 12.06.2010 at 6:13 pm #

    how awesome is that last picture! I’m so glad you liked the tutorial!

  33. Liam's Mummy 12.06.2010 at 7:15 pm #

    Gorgeous! I really would like to make some of those! I think they would be lovely attached to gifts too.

  34. Jacqui 12.06.2010 at 7:39 pm #

    I’ve had those gingerbread men on my ‘to-do’ list for a couple years and had almost forgotten about them! Next year maybe… 😀 Love yours, there’s something delightfully subversive about them amongst the usually very traditional Xmas projects that abound at this time of the year.

  35. Maxabella 12.06.2010 at 7:58 pm #

    These are fab. You are just so creative, I enjoy seeing what you’re up to each and every post. x

  36. Jess 12.06.2010 at 8:00 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to make those! they’re too cute :)

  37. teacherspet04 12.06.2010 at 9:05 pm #

    How incredibly irreverent and funny!

  38. Emily Elizabeth 12.06.2010 at 10:21 pm #

    Lol – these turned out great! I agree about all of the amazing tutorials out there – by the time I actually decide on what to make, Christmas will be over!

  39. Jessica 12.06.2010 at 11:35 pm #

    love these! They look perfect.

  40. Rhonda 12.07.2010 at 12:43 am #

    Those are so cute! They remind me of Gingy on Shrek… not my gumdrop button!!

  41. Delia 12.07.2010 at 1:56 am #

    Ha! These are adorable! I can see my kids loving these.

  42. by night 12.07.2010 at 5:14 am #

    These are so so cute! What a great idea!

  43. Vicky 12.07.2010 at 5:56 am #

    Just the 1st picture made me smile so much! Adorable.

  44. Xandi 12.07.2010 at 8:08 am #

    Thanks so much for the link – he is adorable. Your photos are really beautiful, too.

  45. Karen 12.07.2010 at 11:08 am #

    Adorable! I’ll have to make some of these. My kids will love him.

  46. Amy 12.07.2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Too darned cute!!!

  47. Elizabeth 12.07.2010 at 4:01 pm #

    What a fun project. And I love the idea of tying them to packages. Cute wrapping is fun but usually kindof expensive. These are cheap and shippable (which I’m sure is not a word). So fun! Now if only I can find the time to make them…

  48. Ania 12.08.2010 at 4:13 am #

    They’re sooo…ooo cool! lol :)

  49. Rachel Hauser 12.08.2010 at 1:52 pm #

    For some reason I have never been to your blog? Weird, huh. Thanks for leaving that comment today. And, btw, these are the first handmade ornaments that I’ve wanted to make this year. too funny!

  50. Hilarious Homemaker 12.08.2010 at 8:53 pm #


  51. 12.09.2010 at 9:52 am #

    I posted an activity I did with my kids, a chart on which bite comes first. I had so much fun making those cute litte bitten gingerbread men. I never tought of making them ornaments!!! My kids will love it.

  52. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 12.10.2010 at 12:14 am #

    I’m a little late posting on this one! But these are absolutely adorable. I love them. Anna, can I just say–you inspire me. Thanks for posting:).

  53. Jacqueline 12.10.2010 at 3:04 pm #

    PRICELESS! that picture of her biting the cookie ornament should be the holiday picture of the year…

  54. V and Co. 12.10.2010 at 8:36 pm #

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! that’s freakin awesome! i love them!!!!

  55. Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun 12.12.2010 at 7:54 pm #

    I featured this cute thing on my blog today

  56. Paula 12.19.2010 at 9:20 pm #

    I made one of these with plans to make more. My 6 yo and 4 yo thought it was hilarious. Thanks for the great idea!

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