How to Make a Merry Christmas Gingerbread Plaque

7 Materials
15 Minutes

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.

Starting off with as many gingies as desired.

1. Paint

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.

Grab some Red & White Gingham Fabric.

2. Make clothes for the gingerbread men

Next, we'll grab some red & white gingham fabric and make them some sweet little clothes.

For the girl, we'll make her a dress.

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....

For the boys, we'll make them some little pants with suspenders and embellish with slick paint and mini peppermints.

Time to add some simple faces.

3. Add detail for the faces

For the faces, I just use some white slick/puffy fabric paint.

Time to distress a plain plaque sign.

4. Assemble the plaque

For the plaque sign, we'll distress it with some antique wax and finally put everything together.

How to make a gingerbread kids 3-D sign.

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.

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Suggested materials:
  • Several Wooden Gingerbread Shapes   (24hr Crafts)
  • Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Nutmeg Brown   (Walmart)
  • Red & White Gingham Fabric   (Dollar Tree)
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