This DIY terra cotta gingerbread man is perfect for your home this holiday season. It also doubles as a candy dish so you might want to give these as gifts to those that love candy! It is super easy to make yourself with a couple of clay pots. Gather your supplies and get started!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY terra cotta gingerbread man:
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- Clay pots (two of the same size)
- Ric rac (I used white in two different sizes)
- Black, white, and pink paint (I recommend Patio Paint for terra cotta)
- Wood beads
- White buttons
- Hot glue and glue gun (substitute if you are crafting with kids)
- Paint brushes
Start by gluing the two pots together as shown below. You can also glue small ric rac around the wood beads.
Add the wood beads and ribbon to your clay pots.
Glue on slightly larger ric rac to the top and bottom of the gingerbread man.
Glue on a couple of buttons as shown below.
Start painting on a face as shown below. To get dots but sure to use the wrong end of the paint brush.
Add white dots to the eyes to make them pop.
Allow to dry completely then your terra cotta gingerbread man is ready for Christmas. Add in candy to the top for a fun display and gift idea.
The kids can also help to make this fun holiday craft idea. Line them up and let them all make their own gingerbread man. They will love the final results. Buy your clay pots and get started on your own today. Will you be making your own DIY terra cotta gingerbread man?
Love decorating with gingerbread men during the holidays? Give these other crafts a try as well!
- Gingerbread Man Canning Lid Ornament
- Paper Plate Gingerbread Man
- Sandpaper Gingerbread Ornaments
- Kraft Paper Gingerbread Man
- Gingerbread Man Wreath