Ginger Snap Crafts: Sandpaper Gingerbread Man Ornament {tutorial} + blog hop

Sandpaper Gingerbread Man Ornament {tutorial} + blog hop

Good morning! Happy Sunday to you! :) We are a little bit excited around here because SNOW is in the forecast for today! Last night we stocked up on all the essentials! ha! I’m also excited to be taking part in a Handmade Christmas Ornament blog hop with 30 other bloggers today! #bloggerstrimatree I’ll have links to all of their ornaments & tutorials at the end of this post. Buuuut first I’d love to share this easy & so cute Sandpaper Gingerbread Man Ornament. My oldest made one of these in preschool, and every year we still hang that same one on the tree. It’s still one of my favorite ornaments. The kiddos can definitely help put these together, too. So keep reading to see how to make one. :)

Gingerbread Man Ornament made with sandpaper from

Handmade Christms Ornaments Blog Hop

You’ll need a few supplies to get started:
fine sandpaper sheets
mini hole punch
paint pens
gingerbread man pattern (I used this image from Silhouette.)

supplies to make a gingerbread man

The first thing you’ll do is trace your gingerbread man pattern on the back of your sandpaper. I could fit two per sheet.

homemade ornament

Then cut them out!

homemade ornament tutorial

Then decorate using paint pens. You could also use puffy fabric paint.

homemade ornament blog hop

Isn’t he cute? ;)

homemade ornament kid craft

Then punch a hole on top with a mini hole puncher.

homemade ornament #bloghop

Tie on a piece of twine to hang it up with.

homemade ornament with twine

That’s it! These also make cute gift tags.
You can even tie them together to make a garland.

handmade ornament

Now it’s time to check out some more handmade fabulousness! Enjoy!

Handmade Christms Ornaments Blog Hop

Gingerbread Man Ornament made with sandpaper from

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. So glad you posted posted where we can get the patterns. Most of us do not have a Silhouette machine and they have some awesome patterns. I love this project. I love the gingerbread man itself. Thanks again.

  2. So cute! I like how the sandpaper gives the gingerbread man texture.

    I'm really enjoying this blog hop! I've pinned your ornament and have it scheduled for FB tomorrow!


  3. And gingerbread man out of sandpaper?! How clever! He's a cutie. :)

  4. Perfect! I've used sandpaper for other paper crafts. I love it!! So perfect. Pinning also. Linda Crafts a la Mode

  5. How cool! I have tons of sandpaper! This is just adorable.

  6. I love this! What a cute idea to use sandpaper! :)


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