These Gingerbread House DIY Christmas Ornaments are super easy to make. I used chipboard, chalk markers, and my Cricut to make these unique handmade Christmas ornaments. Don’t worry, they can be made without a cutting machine.
Gingerbread House DIY Christmas Ornaments
I love making my own DIY ornaments each year, adding to my already large collection of holiday decor. Last year I taught everyone how to make clay ornaments, making stars and Christmas trees. Before that, everyone loved learning how to make painted and glittered glass ornaments. There’s something about being creative during the holiday season that makes us feel so good.
How to Make Homemade Holiday Ornaments
These simple and easy holiday ornaments are easy to make using a cutting machine like the Cricut or Silhouette or cutting yourself with craft scissors.
I used my Cricut Maker and the Cricut brand chipboard they sent me a couple of years ago. But there’s no reason why you couldn’t use scissors with a thicker cardstock in the kraft color or even cardboard. This chipboard material was pretty thick and it surprised me that it said it would take over 2 hours to cut. Good thing they’re cute!
DIY Christmas Ornament Supplies
- Cricut Maker – if you’re wanting to use chipboard.
- Scissors – if you’re using thick cardstock or cardboard. You’ll also use the scissors for cutting ribbon.
- Chipboard, Cardstock or Cardboard
- Chalk Markers
- Hole Puncher – I’m using a tool for thicker materials, that requires a hammer.
- Gingerbread House Template – If you’re a subscriber, you can find this in The Printable Vault for free.
- Chip Board, Thick Kraft Cardstock or Plain Cardboard
- White Chalk Marker
- Gingerbread House Template
- Cricut Maker - not needed if you're using cardstock or cardboard
- Scissors - if you're not using a cutting machine.
- hole punch - depending on the thickness of your paper, will determine what type of tool you'll need. I used chipboard, so I used a hammer and hole punch tool.
- Exacto Knife - if using cardboard
- Download your free Gingerbread House Template from the Printable Vault. If you're using a Cricut Maker, you can upload the template directly to your machine.
- Gather your supplies.
- If you're using a Cricut to cut thick chipboard, it will take a while.
- Once you have your shapes cut, it's time to punch a hole in the top of each piece.
- Use your white chalk marker to freehand draw your gingerbread house designs.
- Thread a ribbon or piece of twine through the hole to hang.
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As you can see, my drawing is not perfect, but I’m OK with that. I used this image below for inspiration when deciding how my gingerbread house ornaments should look.
I suppose you could just download those adorable gift tags and just print them onto white cardstock and make it easier!
Please tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you make this project! @TodaysCreativeLife