DIY Gingerbread Ornament with Leather

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Use leather to make a DIY gingerbread ornament. Cut out the shape and the frosting details with a Cricut Maker for an easy project!

One of my favorite shapes of Christmas is a gingerbread man. It’s so classic and simple. I love the curves, and how you can personalize the frosting details however you want. I’m going teach you to make a simple gingerbread ornament with leather and some iron-on vinyl.

diy gingerbread ornaments

Since gingerbread men are so simple I decided to make three different versions with the faux leather. I made one with no frosting details, one with plain white iron-on vinyl, and one with white glitter iron-on vinyl.

The best part about these gingerbread ornaments is that they match my gingerbread garland that I made last year. Those ones are simple with no details, but I might add details to them some day.

gingerbread ornaments diy

The faux leather is so easy to cut out with the Cricut Maker, and it makes it so professional. Next time I make these I want to let my kids decorate them with buttons and pompoms. It would be the perfect kid craft!

I love faux leather and leather hanging on my Christmas tree. I’ve also made a leather pinecone ornament and a leather tree ornament. Leather and faux leather is so great to work with!

Do you love to sew? Try one of these sewing projects:

gingerbread ornament christmas tree

diy gingerbread ornament


gingerbread ornament supplies

Use the Cricut Maker to cut out the iron-on vinyl details.

cricut maker cut ornament

Use the Cricut Maker to cut out the faux leather gingerbread men. For each one ornament you need two faux leather gingerbread men.

cut out gingerbread

Weed out the excess iron-on vinyl from the design.

weed iron-on vinyl

Cut a piece of twine 6 inches to 8 inches long. Tie the twine into a loop with a knot.

cut string

Place the knot in between two layers of the faux leather gingerbread man. Clip the gingerbread men layers together.

Sew 1/8 inch all the way around the two layers. Make sure you sew over the twine so that it’s secure.

sew gingerbread ornament

Use the Easypress 2 to apply the iron-on vinyl to the front of the gingerbread man.

easypress gingerbread ornament

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

diy gingerbread ornament

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