December 5, 2011

decorative gingerbread men

I have a super cute and easy Christmas craft that makes your house smell yummmy!
They are little gingerbread men...they smell great but would be gross to eat, even though they look yummy.
~ .5 cup salt
~ .5 cup white flour
~ 4-5 tbsp cinnamon
~ 1 tbsp nutmeg
~ water

~mix the dry ingredients together
~add water one tbsp at a time add enough water so that you get a play-dough texture
~lightly dust the surface you are working on with cinnamon
~plop the dough on the dusted surface and roll the dough out to approx 1/4 inch thickness,
not to thin or they will be to fragile after they are baked
~use a cookie cutter to get the shapes you want, i use gingerbread men but stars, stockings, bears, and snowflakes or whatever you have would be fun too
~add a little hole with a straw on top so you can put string through and hang them
~bake them at 200 degrees for 2.5 hours... they NEED to be fully dry or they just break apart
~after they are cooled you can decorate them if you wish
i hot glued some buttons on some or you can paint them too

they smell super yummy and look super cute

have fun!

check out the Christmas sale in the shop!


  1. Very cute! Thanks for telling me they aren't for eating-they look so yummy!

    Best Christmas wishes,

  2. SO CUTE!! and you can decorate them and make them dance all over your house! ha ha i love it! Thank you for linking up!



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