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DIY Christmas tree ornaments

By: Ashley Chase on Nov. 2, 2009, 5:22 p.m.
gingerbread man

Photo: Plenty

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Gingerbread man


A piece of sandpaper

A used brown paper bag


Large handful of dryer lint


Scraps of used ribbon

Mismatched buttons

Scrap of old fabric


1. Using sandpaper, lightly sand the surface of the paper bag until it has a soft, felt-like texture.

2. Cut two identical gingerbread man shapes out of the paper. Sew together with thread, using large stitches, ⅛ inch away from the edge, stuffing the dryer lint into the arms and legs as you go.

3. Once you have fully stuffed and sewn up the gingerbread man, make a hole at the top of the ornament and thread a piece of string or ribbon through. Knot at the top to form a hanging loop.

4. Glue the buttons down the front of the ornament and draw a face with a pen. Cut a thin strip of fabric from the scrap to tie on as a scarf.