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Cork Gingerbread Man and Star Hanging Decoration

Pieces of cork used for previous craft projects were still left over and were the inspiration for this hanging gingerbread man decoration below and also these Christmas Reindeer and Moose Ornaments. This charming craft is ideal for those who prefer a natural or country look in their homes rather than brightly colored decorations.



Cork Gingerbread Man and Star Hanging Decoration

For this project you will need: (this decoration uses 3 gingerbread men and 2 stars - you may increase the amount according to your own needs but will also need more wooden beads)

- scrap pieces of cork
- small cookie cutters in the shapes of a gingerbread man and of a star
- 1 cm wide red checked ribbon, length of choice depending on how long your decoration should be
- black ball point pen
- red acrylic paint and paint brush
- 7 x 1.5 cm red wooden beads with 2 holes (the holes should be large enough so that the ribbon can be pulled through)
- a small red heart gem for each gingerbread man
- hot glue gun
- scissors


1. First of all, trace the gingerbread man and star cookie cutters onto the cork and cut out. For this project three gingerbread men and two stars were cut out.
2. Paint the stars red on all sides and let the paint dry.
3. Dip the wooden end of your paintbrush into the red paint and dot on red cheeks on each gingerbread man. Draw a mouth and eyes on each gingerbread man.
4. Cut the ribbon to a length you like and at the bottom end, cut the end to a long point. This makes the ribbon easier to pull through the wooden balls.
5. Tie a hanging knot at the top of the ribbon and start by gluing a gingerbread man about 3 cm below the knot.
6. Then insert the bottom of the ribbon into the first wooden bead and pull the bead up until it is about 2 cm below the gingerbread man. Adjust the pleats that the bead creates if necessary.
7. Hot glue now a star about 2 cm below the bead.
8. Now insert the next bead onto the ribbon and pull it up until it is 2 cm below the star.
9. Continue in this manner until you have the desired amount of elements on your ribbon.
10. End with a wooden bead.




Cork Gingerbread Man and Star Hanging Decoration 2

Cork Gingerbread Man and Star Hanging Decoration 3
Charming, cute and simple.


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