Tuesday, December 20, 2011

gingerbread present toppers and tags

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I am still creating from the brown paper bags we have on hand (see last week's post) and I came up with the idea to make simple gingerbread men to use as tags and to top my gifts. The brown paper is the PERFECT color to resembles gingerbread!


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This is such an easy little project that even I was able to whip up a big batch of gingerbread men while taking care of little Lucy!


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I started by drawing the outline of a gingerbread man- if you have a cookie cutter you could also trace around it.


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I cut out the shapes.


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And using my MOST favorite products ever- Scribbles 3-D paint (AKA puff paint) and Tulip Bead in a Bottle I added details.


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I utilized the dimension of the the paint to create the look of frosted and candy details.


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I created a big batch of gingerbread men.


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And also created some simple shapes filled with little painted details.

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Last, I added them to the top of my gifts!


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31 comments:

  1. Wow they are SO festive! I love them. Never heard of puff paint before either.

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  2. What a darling idea... Wrapping up all the Christmas gifts in love and care is so special! Looks like your little is thriving. Wishing you a very merry first Christmas with your new little family.

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  3. love the colors :) the red snowflake is awesome!

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  4. Creatively simple! No complicated stuff this close to Yule!

    Sandie xx

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  5. dear gingerbread, you are feast for the eyes!

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  6. Fabulous! They'd make a great garland too!

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  7. thanks a lot for the post!

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  8. Thanks a lot for sharing this post.

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  9. ok..puff paint is what I need!!!! I love these tags and your gift wrap..

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  10. You are the best! I love all your ideas and you have given me such great inspiration to make time to create even with kids!! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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  11. The gingerbread men are so awesome! Love your other shapes, too. Bookmarking this one.

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  12. Fantastic idea...they look great!

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  13. What beautiful gift tags. Lucy is lucky to be growing up in such a creative, art filled home with such a talented mom. It won't be long before she's helping you make these wonderful creations.

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  14. I made similar gingerbread men for my daughters gingerbread party. I love that you added the red touches. Thanks so much for sharing! http://www.housingaforest.com/gingerbread-birthday-party/

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  15. Thanks for the article. Very interesting.

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  16. I LOVE this! Gingerbread is my favorite Christmas decoration. I just have to make some of these, thank you! Kathy. PS. Lucy is beautiful!

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  17. Des décorations remplies de douceur... comme ce charmant bébé...
    Joyeuses fêtes et gros bisous

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  18. Very fun, unique and festive!!!

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  19. Lovely idea! So sweet they are!

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  20. Lovely idea! So sweet they are!

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  21. I love the gingerbread men and as always I am in awe of your talent to take something so everyday (brown paper bags) and create something so unique and special.

    Well done for staying so actively creative as a new mom I am sure it is not as effortless as you make it look! I wish you and your beautiful family a happy holiday season!

    xxxx
    Lisa

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  22. Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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  23. Wow.... all i can say wow

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  24. DonnaL5:34 AM

    So cute and so easy -- great idea! Thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Chritmas with your darling girl!

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  25. I really like this idea, anything that is eco friendly is a good thing by me! So lovely.

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  26. Now these are the kind of cookies I could probably manage to make! What a cute and easy idea.

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  27. So adorable! i bet my friends would feel special if i put this on their pressies!
    you're very creative1

    http://primpedandprimed.blogspot.com/

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  28. NICE! Looks like you really got on a roll with these. Creative.

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  29. Very nice idea, i wonder if there is another way, to make my own puff paint..
    Happy hollidays..
    Dox.

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  30. Such a CUTE idea!!

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  31. Such an ingenious idea! My great grandsons MIGHT even sit still long enough to decorate! Very cute!

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