Gingerbread decorations that look good enough to eat
- Cost50-100 £
- Duration1-3 h
These particular gingerbread men are not intended to be eaten, rather to be used as Christmas decorations.
Let's go - step by step
Draw out the gingerbread man shape
To start, print and cut out the template. Then transfer the template onto the MDF board using a pencil. To make it easier to saw, use a cordless drill/driver, and a 10 mm wood drill bit to pre-drill at the tight curves between the legs and next to the head.
Cut out the gingerbread man
Time to cut out the gingerbread man using a cordless jigsaw. Once cut out, sand down the edges using the cordless multi-sander for a smooth finish.
Drill holes for the eyes
As marked on the template, use a cordless drill/driver and a 10 mm wood drill bit to drill the eyes, buttons and both corners of the mouth on the sawn-out gingerbread man.
Saw out the mouth
Now saw out the rest of the mouth using a cordless jigsaw with the help of the drilled holes.
Attach the gingerbread man to its stand
Sand down the edges using a cordless multi-sander to get a smooth finish. Then glue the gingerbread man onto the middle of the sawn-out board using a hot glue gun.
Add the finishing touches
Now just to add the finishing touches to the gingerbread man. Spray the gingerbread man using a paint spray system and a brown acrylic paint. Once dry, decorate the gingerbread man with either a red ribbon or paint small dots around the edge. To make a bigger gingerbread man, have the template enlarged in a copy shop and buy a larger MDF board accordingly.
Your decorative gingerbread man is now complete.