embroidery, sewing

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.

57 thoughts on “half eaten ornaments

  1. LouAnne says:

    Those are fantastic!!! LOL!

  2. I love those! Adorable! I know my girls will get a kick out of them too 🙂

  3. Tania says:

    Fantastic, they are so funny 🙂

  4. tinajo says:

    Love these – too funny! 😀

  5. jayayceeblog says:

    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!

  6. Jenny says:

    oh my goodness, those are adorable!

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

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

  8. Kathleen says:

    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.

  9. Bethany says:

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

  10. boomie says:

    Very funny! Nice details on your ornaments!

  11. Marie says:

    those are adorable!

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

  13. Vanessa says:

    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!

  14. Elsa says:

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

  15. Beth Adams says:

    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!

  16. Larissa says:

    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!!

  17. Vanessa says:

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

  18. carey says:

    oh my. i absolutely love those!

  19. Chris says:

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

  20. Marilyn says:

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

  21. Rachel says:

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

  22. Kristie says:

    Super cute, Anna! I love ’em!

  23. Emily says:

    hahaha those are darling!

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

  25. so cute!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  26. 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 🙂

  27. Suzanne says:

    Those are so cute! I love ’em!

  28. chongkol says:

    This is lovely idea, children will love them.

  29. meg says:

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

  30. Liam's Mummy says:

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

  31. Jacqui says:

    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.

  32. Maxabella says:

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

  33. Jess says:

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

  34. How incredibly irreverent and funny!

  35. 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!

  36. Jessica says:

    love these! They look perfect.

  37. Rhonda says:

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

  38. Delia says:

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

  39. by night says:

    These are so so cute! What a great idea!

  40. Vicky says:

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

  41. Xandi says:

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

  42. Karen says:

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

  43. Amy says:

    Too darned cute!!!

  44. Elizabeth says:

    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…

  45. Ania says:

    They’re sooo…ooo cool! lol 🙂

  46. 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!

  47. 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.

  48. 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:).

  49. Jacqueline says:

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

  50. V and Co. says:

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

  51. I featured this cute thing on my blog today


  52. Paula says:

    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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