How to Make Cute DIY Gingerbread Cookie Plate Ornaments

Kiki DiY's
by Kiki DiY's
7 Materials
15 Minutes

If you want to impress your guests this Christmas, add to your tree some gingerbread man cookies on a plate. They for sure would be a conversation piece, as well as the cutest thing you've seen.

Let's get to crafting these adorable DIY gingerbread ornaments.

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Here you have these cuties, and more ornaments for your beautiful gingerbread-themed decor for the holidays!

Here you can see a quick overview of what you'll end up with. The cutest ornaments to go with your DIY gingerbread Christmas decor!

These ornaments are perfect to decorate your kitchen, your tree, a tiered tray, or a beautiful shelf.

Tools and materials

  • Toy plates and cutlery
  • Spray paint
  • White puffy paint
  • Gingerbread men
  • Hot glue gun
Toy plates and cutlery with spray paint

1. Spray paint the plates

Take your plastic toy plates, and the red spray paint, go outside or to the garage (if it's too cold), and spray them really quickly. Let them dry depending on the weather, could take an hour or a day.

Spray-painted plates and gingerbread men

When they are dry, you'll maybe see some are darker, as they were blue or green. Don't worry they would look cuter that way.

Decorating the plates with white puffy paint

2. Add puffy paint details

Grab some white puffy paint and paint swirls, dots, or rickrack on the plate border.

Let it dry for at least a couple of hours.

Gluing the gingerbread man to the plate

3. Glue the gingerbread men to the plates

Now it's time to take those cute gingerbread man cookies and glue them to the center of the plates.

Gluing the cutlery to the plate

4. Glue the cutlery to the plates

Then take your toy plastic forks and knives, and glue them to the sides of the plates. Make sure you add glue to the part that touches the plate.

DIY gingerbread ornament

You are almost done with this cutie! If you want to use them for a tiered tray, or as shelf decor stop here. But if you want to make a cute ornament keep going!

Adding baker's twine to the ornaments

5. Add baker's twine

With bakers, twine, make a loop and two knots on the bottom. The length of the loop would depend on the length you want your ornaments. Then glue the part with the knot to the back of the plate.

DIY gingerbread ornaments

DIY gingerbread ornaments

These DIY gingerbread ornaments are the cutest, most awesome ornaments you'll make this season. If you have little ones they would love them so much, you might lose some of them in the process!

Let me know what you think of these adorable DIY gingerbread ornaments in the comments below.

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Suggested materials:
  • Plastic toy plates   (Amazon or Dollar Tree)
  • Plastic toy forks and knives   (Amazon or Dollar Tree)
  • White puffy paint   (Amazon or Dollar Tree)
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