How to Make a Merry Christmas Gingerbread Plaque
This is a fun wooden plaque decor for Christmas featuring some adorable gingerbread kids (these are to represent my grandkids). The kids are clothed in red and white gingham fabric and all ready to celebrate Christmas.
In this project, I'm representing my grandchildren. These are the gingerbread kids I need, plus a Merry Christmas banner. All are painted in Apple Barrel Acrylic paint in Nutmeg Brown.
2. Make clothes for the gingerbread men
Next, we'll grab some red & white gingham fabric and make them some sweet little clothes.
To start with, we'll cut out a rectangle and hot glue the three edges to give them a finished look. Then we'll just create pleats with dabs of hot glue and folding-up the pleats. We'll also create a top and embellish with ricrac and mini peppermints.
For the boys, we'll make them some little pants with suspenders and embellish with slick paint and mini peppermints.
3. Add detail for the faces
For the faces, I just use some white slick/puffy fabric paint.
4. Assemble the plaque
For the plaque sign, we'll distress it with some antique wax and finally put everything together.
DIY gingerbread sign
Here's the finished DIY gingerbread sign. This Christmassy decor project is so cute. Let me know what you think of this ide in the comments below.
- Several Wooden Gingerbread Shapes (24hr Crafts)
- Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Nutmeg Brown (Walmart)
- Red & White Gingham Fabric (Dollar Tree)
- Tulip Slick Paint (Amazon)
- MDF Wood Plaque Sign (Dollar Tree)
- Red & White Gingham Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
- Wooden Merry Christmas wood piece (Dollar Tree)
- Ricrac (Amazon)
- Mini Polymer Clay Peppermints (Amazon)