Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A New Guy in the House

One of my favorite things about Christmas is my Gingerbread Tree!! It makes me sooo happy :)


 I have quite the collection of little guys from all over the place. I only buy one of each man so I have a great assortment!! It is so fun looking for them whenever I see tree decorations. Here are a few of my favorites...



We all have one with our names....



We all have one that looks like a gingerbread cookie with our initial...


in honor of my Texas birth right :)



I made a new little guy for my tree this year! 


 I found this cookie cutter at the grocery store for $1. I cut strips of paper from the Christmas Mat stack and stuck it to the back of a scrap of adhesive cardstock. I traced the cookie cutter, cut it out and clued it to the back of the cutter.


Punched a hole in the top with my Crop-a-dile and strung some ribbon. All ready for my tree!!


I love handmade ornaments and I love how easy this guy was!! You could use any colors of paper or any shape of ornament. A great kids project too!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Back with a winner of our giveaway tomorrow!!

33 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Love the cookie cutter. :)

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  2. What a gorgeous tree. Love that you have a theme to your tree. It would be fun looking for new ornaments each year. Love that you made such a cute one.

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  3. love the tree and what a super cute ornament, great idea for neighbors too!

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  4. Beautiful tree. I, too, like a tree with all different ornaments and have been collecting them (1-2 each year) for many, many years! But, nothing's better than hand-made ornaments, and this little guy is adorable!

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  5. Love your tree and your theme!

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  6. What a cute idea for a tree! Love the ornament you made.

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  7. Love that Idea, Thanks for sharing and your tree is so cute..

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  8. Very cute tree you have going on there!! I absolutely love that idea and would have never thought to do that!! I love having memories for each ornament!!

    Amy V

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  9. Super sweet gingerbread tree for sure!! I love the cookie cutter idea, perfect for crafting with the kiddos!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Those ornaments are just too cute! What a great theme! I bet it makes you happy; it makes me happy to see them all!

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  11. What an incredible tree!!! There's nothing better than having lots of handmade, personalize ornaments on a Christmas tree.

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  12. Beautiful tree!! What a great idea on the cookie cutter ornament, it will be a perfect project I can do with our 2 yr old next week for a gift to his grandma and grandpa - they'll love it!!

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  13. soooooooooooooverypreeeeeeeeeeeeetty..............

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  14. This is so precious, Erin!! I love all of your gingerbread men! The one that you made from a cookie cutter is so cute, too!

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  15. Love your decorations. Thanks for sharing. It really is adorable.

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  16. Super cute love the gingerbread men!!!!

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  17. Ah I love the gingerbread men, what a great idea. It makes me think of the gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian at WDW (heart melt) :)

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  18. Gingerbread men are just adorable - love your tree!

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  19. That is the cutest tree ever! I love all the gingerbread men! I love the cookie cutter man too! Awesome job!

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  20. WoW! How cute is this? Made me sooooooo happy just looking at it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. I love this. It is so simple as well. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. I love your Gingerbread collection! I don't remember seeing too many of them, so I bet they are heard to find each year.

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  23. Wow...what a beautiful tree!!!

    Barbara

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  24. so cute...love the idea.

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  25. What an adorable tree! Yummy looking!

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  26. I collect Santa ornaments. I started a "themed" ornament collection for each of my children. My firstborn has nutcrackers, (appropriate I think, because he was born in Germany), my next child was a girl, so I thought angels would be nice. Many years late when #3 came along I started her a collection of snowmen. All relatively common and easy t find. But when #4 child was born I wondered what other "theme" to choose? I finally settled on gingerbread men, a little concerned that they might be hard to find. I shouldn't have woried. I find them everywhere!

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  27. Adorable ornaments and the cookie cutter looks great.
    Kim xXx

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  28. I love your idea of an all gingerbread boy tree! So cute!

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