Wednesday, November 18, 2020

how to make a gingerbread house ornament

 This could be one of the easiest ornaments to make and it is super fun to do. Grab a friend, your kids, whomever, and have a blast making this!

Supplies needed:

Small wood birdhouse


small foam brush

drill with small drill bit

thin ribbon or fishing line



The first thing you need to do is to stain your birdhouse. Pick a color that you think looks closest to gingerbread. You can use a small foam brush or you can put it on with paper towels. Paint the top, side, bottom, everywhere, then let dry. I let mine dry overnight.

The next part is the fun part. Using your caulk, decorate your house similar to how you would decorate a gingerbread house using frosting. If you'd like to sketch it out with pencil first you totally can! Makes it a bit easier.

Here are a few tips:

Google gingerbread houses to see some examples of how they are decorated. I actually googled "gingerbread house coloring pages" to find simple ones. Your house is way smaller so you will not be able to decorate it as elaborately, but you will get some ideas.

Next, don't take it too seriously. If you make a mistake you can quickly wipe off the caulk and try again.Let fully dry before proceeding to the next step.

The last step is to drill a hole in the top and thread ribbon or fishing line through to make a hanger.

Aren't they cute? I love the whimsical look of them while they are still neutral and fit in with many styles. 

Today I'm joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series. We're all sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament ideas with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.

Simple DIY Wood Bead Ornaments at The Happy Housie

Rustic No-Sew Mitten Ornaments at Home Made Lovely

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments at Clean & Scentsible

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments at Jennifer Maune

Anthropologie Inspired Vined Monogram Ornament at Craftberry Bush

DIY Stamped Christmas Ornament made with Clay at The DIY Mommy

Ikea Hack Keepsake Photo Ornament at Fynes Designs

How to Make a Gingerbread House Ornament at My Sweet Savannah

Baking Soda Scandinavian Painted Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello

DIY Leopard Print Christmas Ornaments at Love Create Celebrate

Easy DIY Christmas Sleigh Ornaments at A Pretty Life

DIY Stone Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss

DIY Nordic Christmas Ornaments at This is Simplicite

Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments at Modern Glam

DIY Snowflake Ornaments at The Handmade Home

DIY Anthropologie Inspired Felt Letter Ornament at Zevy Joy

DIY Chicken Christmas Ornaments at Dans le Lakehouse

DIY Wood Finial Ornament at The Turquoise Home

Boho Orange Slice Ornament at Cassie Bustamante

DIY Star Garland at Life is a Party

Coach Gift Christmas Ornaments at Just a Girl & Her Blog

Upcycled Pine Cone Ornament at She Gave it a Go

xoxo, Melaine 


Jenn said...

So adorable! I love this idea!

ashley @ the handmade home said...

This is the cutest idea! Love it.

ashley @ the handmade home said...

This is just the cutest idea! LOVE IT.

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