Remember the snowman family portrait on a pillow I shared recently? Similar concept, different holiday icon. Affiliate links below.
Diamond Art Gingerbread Family
- wood gingerbread men
- 1.5" wood hearts
- Fiskars craft drill
- Plaid Teddy Bear Brown acrylic paint
- leftover gems from Leisure Arts Diamond Art
- tacky craft glue
- white twisteezwire
- Supertite glue
Drill holes in each gingerbread man's hands. Paint the gingerbread men and hearts Teddy Bear Brown.
Add white gems to the gingerbread people's face, arms, and legs using tacky glue. I used our family colors for the buttons.
Add white gems around the edge of the hearts. Thread the wire through the holes. I curled the ends of the wires around a toothpick.
Glue the hearts to the wire using Supertite. Alternately, you can drill holes through the hearts so that you can string them as well.
I thought about adding dates to the hearts: 5/30/04 for the heart connecting Gingerbread Steve and Gingerbread Cindy, then 6/07/06 for the heart connecting Gingerbread Cindy with Gingerbread Trevor. I love the idea, but at this scale it's not possible to do in a way that realistically mimics royal icing. I might go back and add it anyway. What do you think?