Thursday, December 22, 2016

12 Crafts of Christmas/#9 Gingerbread ornaments

This is an old post but it is such a sweet story that I thought I'd share it again.
Painted ornaments is craft #9. You can get these little wooden ornaments at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Each wooden cut out is about 25 cents. 
They come is a wide variety of motifs and can be painted as desired.  

This post is from December 2012

My daughter was at our favorite thrift store checking out the book section. 
She has her own place so she went in to look at the Christmas stuff. 

She stopped by the house on her way home to bring me something she had rescued.

I have made ornaments for almost 30 years. Some were for our tree but the others were gifts. 

They are fun because they chronicle the different moods I've been in each Christmas. 
I was very into gingerbread men at one point. 

She saw this little guy and thought that someone had discarded one of my creations. 
When money was really tight, I'd give ornaments to friends or give them as teacher gifts. It seems highly likely that at some point they would have been discarded or donated. 

It was so sweet of her to rescue it for me but 

it wasn't one of mine. Oh, it looks like one of mine and the initials on the back are the same as mine. 


I did not make this ornament. 

I'm glad she rescued him. 
He is a cutie and he has such a great story. 

He is a favorite on our gingerbread tree. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out some painted ornaments. 
Have a wonderful day. 


  1. Katie these ornaments are darling. I adore your wee tree. Wishing you all the love, joy and peace of season as well as a very Happy New Year!

  2. All so cute, Katie. That was almost a Christmas miracle! And now he has someone to love him again!..Merry Christmas..Judy

  3. I love your little kitchen tree and little gingerbread people are some of my favorite Christmas time ornaments...xoxo