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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30 comments:

Lianne said...

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

patrice longmire said...

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.

mixedmolly said...

love the colors :) the red snowflake is awesome!

Sandie said...

Creatively simple! No complicated stuff this close to Yule!

Sandie xx

Teddi said...

dear gingerbread, you are feast for the eyes!

Rachel M said...

Fabulous! They'd make a great garland too!

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Kay said...

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

AngieR said...

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!

Rose said...

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

Serena Lewis said...

Fantastic idea...they look great!

Linda Kittmer said...

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.

Tammy said...

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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PaperPumpkin said...

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

martinealison said...

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

Giggles said...

Very fun, unique and festive!!!

allesistgut said...

Lovely idea! So sweet they are!

allesistgut said...

Lovely idea! So sweet they are!

lisa said...

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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DonnaL said...

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

Trudy Florence said...

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

lifeofdeb said...

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

Sharon said...

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

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Bette said...

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

antArtiste said...

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

Lyndsie said...

Such a CUTE idea!!

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