With the list of craft projects that I want to do getting longer, I figured it was time to start on one of them. Seeing something like this on Etsy, I figured that I could just make my own! I was going to use my Cricut, but haven’t had a good time getting felt to cut, I really need to figure out how to do that, because it would make things a lot easier! Finishing these up, I thought that they would be perfect to put on gifts this year, or just give to friends. Pretty easy to make, and can be changed out however you want. You could even just glue things onto them, do more details on their clothes, it’s all up to you. Doing a few of them, I figured it was best to just keep the project simple.
Hoping this craft idea will help you get ready for Winter holidays, and give you some ideas of how to make gifts for friends or family. If you make one, be sure and share a photo on my FB page, with what you come up with. I’d love to see it! I sure hope that you like the tutorial, and pray that you have a blessed day!
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- Brown Felt Pieces
- Gingerbread Man/Woman Template
- Needle & Thread
- Candy Canes
- & Time!
Instructions for the Gingerbread Candy Cane Couple:
Looking online, I found a few outlines of a gingerbread man & woman on some kids coloring page sites. I just used the outside line to cut out a template to use for cutting the felt. Just attach the template to the piece of felt and cut around the edges, carefully.
When I had them all cut out (2 pieces per man or woman), I started sewing on the faces. You could always just glue on some eyes and yarn, or whatever you want. I just decided to use some extra cross-stitch floss that I had laying around, and sewed on some freeform details.
After the face is done (and the rest, if you decide to add details to the clothes), you can put the two pieces together (one stitched, one plain) and attach the edges. I used a blanket stitch, to have it look a bit like frosting. Using a whip stitch would also work, totally up to you and what you’re comfortable with. Just be sure to leave an opening where the “arms” and “legs” will come out….otherwise, we’re in trouble! 🙄
After all of the stitching is done, look at at the bottom of the felt pieces and see if any trimming needs to be done. Most of the stitching will be above this, and I found a couple times that one was a bit longer than the other, so I just trimmed a bit of the felt to even it out.
When everything is ready to go, start inserting a candy cane into each side hole, to create the “arms” and “legs” on each piece. Be careful not to break the candy when putting it through.
After the candy canes are in there, you can either have them lay flat, or cross-legged to add a bit of depth. Just finish each set up, and you’re ready to go!
In my opinion, I think they turned out pretty cute. My stitching is a bit crude, but whatever! These are something that can be changed up, however you wish, to make them yours. Have fun, use some new design skills and let your family and friends smile when they receive them.
I hope you and your family have great Winter season and blessed Christmas. Stay safe and stay warm! What do you think? I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!
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“A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.”.”–Proverbs 13:19
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