DIY Gingerbread Ornaments December 11, 2014 With their familiar scent and their simple yet timeless appearance, gingerbread ornaments have become a Christmas classic. These adorable ornaments are meant to look like gingerbread dough, but made to last for years to come as they are less likely to break like the traditional gingerbread or cinnamon dough. For these ornaments, we kept the shape fairly simple, but you can make them as elaborate as you wish. Supply List Polymer Clay (brown and white) Puff Paint Rolling Pin Sharp Blade Straw String 1. Knead white and brown polymer clay together until thoroughly blended (we used a ratio of 2:1 brown to white) 2. Place dough on work surface and roll with a rolling pin 3. With a sharp blade, cut the shape of a simple house 4. Using a straw, poke a hole at the top 5. Follow baking instructions and allow to cool completely 6. Using Puff paint or 3D Paint, outline the areas where you would like the ‘frosting’ to be located (again, it can be very simple or as detailed as you would like) 7. Allow paint to dry completely 8. Thread string through hole These would make such a cute addition to any tree, or even to tie as a gift tag for a present. Simply follow the same instructions as above to make these adorable mittens. A benefit of using simple shapes is that it can be a simple craft to share with little ones. As mentioned before, these adorable ornaments can be made to be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Alternatively, you can also use cookie cutters and make a variety of shapes. Take time to slow down during this busy season- this is a fun sit down craft to do with your friends or your kiddos!