Monday, January 25, 2010

TMOC Part 1: Gingerbread Man Yard Stake

Twelve Months of Christmas Part 1 is complete! I saw this idea on the Michaels website last year and loved it so I bookmarked it (I had planned on giving it away last Christmas but didn't). I went to pull it up the other day to look at the picture so I could see how they did the face of the gingerbread man and it was no longer there. I got a page that said "project not found". I guess just bookmarking isn't always a safe bet! Luckily, I remembered the picture well enough that I could still construct it and I think it turned out pretty cute! What do you think?

I used one 6.5" circle and two 2" circles that I painted brown (spice brown to be exact...which I thought was very fitting) for the head and hands. Then I painted white wavy lines to mimic icing and added a face to the larger circle. Like I said before, I couldn't find the instructions any longer so I just kind of made it up as I went. I did trace the eyes first so that they would be even...I should have done the same for the cheeks (which are pink, despite how they may look in the picture). Too late now! I painted the sign part of it all white and then added the green border. I did NOT paint the words, however. My painting skills are very limited, but I'm pretty good with a Sharpie so I just wrote out "welcome". I also cheated a little bit on the stripes for the stake...I drew lines (again, with a Sharpie) so that I knew where to fill in the red and to make sure they were straight. I glued it together, added a coat of sealer, tied some raffia in a bow and tada! One less thing to stress about come Christmastime. I can't wait for February's project! :)


  1. How cute!! I've also decided to do atleast one Christmas project a month....I might have to add this project to my 'to do' list!!

  2. Misty- Glad to hear that I'm not the only person that is planning for next Christmas already! Also, I got all of the supplies for this project at Michaels (in case you were wondering).