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Woven Gingerbread Man Ornament
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 18:42
Just finished a couple more woven ornaments for Meg's Crafty Christmas Tree Challenge.
I decided after having success with my little heart, that I would see how far I could push this! There are lots of curves and nooks and crannies associated with the shape of a gingerbread man. I am happy to be able to report that it worked perfectly!
The links to all the how-to tutorials can be found in the Woven Heart Ornament post.
Although originally intended for my "Challenge Tree" I just couldn't stand it and gave this to Diane already. You see, the pattern is a slightly shortened (to fit on the weaving) version of the very first gingerbread men I ever baked for her Christmas tree. Being that it was particularly humid that year, all the gingerbread men fell off onto the gifts during the night! (She still remembers those "plops" waking her.)
Now she has one that will never fall off and break!
Can you believe I still have this page from McCall's Magazine? AND the cardboard pattern I cut from a cereal box?
Didn't think glueing currents on the body would be the best idea so I made, what I thought was, a questionable decision and glued on a couple googly eyes. As it turns out - Diane loves the eyes.
The buttons are red hots - part of the Christmas candy collection Diane and I made several years ago out of Sculpy.
HINT! These would work very well using burlap! Think about it!