Just in time for Christmas, Bonnie’s little gingerbread man makes a great centerpiece for a holiday garland!
I also used some felted wool shapes from BenzieDesign.com (no affiliation). One was their Latte Felt Balls, size small, and the other was their red Felt Hearts. They pair perfectly with the felt gingerbread boy.
Start by stringing a length of thread and knotting it. Insert the needle on the back of the gingerbread boy, underneath the satin stitching of his arm.
Flip the boy over and string the needle through the center of one of the latte felt balls.
Slide the ball to the edge of the gingerbread boy’s arm and insert the needle through the middle of the heart. I really helps to have a longer needle than what I had.
Finish this side by adding another latte felt ball.
Do the same on the opposite side of the gingerbread boy.
You can add as many gingerbread people as you like, adding two felt balls and a felt heart between them. I glued a cutout wooden heart to the front of the gingerbread boy along with a heart jewel for the center. You can embellish as you like.
When you are done, stitch a piece of cording long enough for hanging to each end felt piece. You can display the garland on your tree, on a mantle, or across a wreath.
Wishing you all a week full of joy. Please take time to truly enjoy this holy season and all of the hard work you have lovingly put into making it merry!
Sew Inspired by Bonnie