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DIY Gingerbread Snowflake Ornaments

Today, we’re sharing DIY gingerbread snowflake ornaments!

Oh, my word, you guys, I meant to have this out yesterday, but I got totally in the holiday weeds over the weekend. 

How are you holding up?

Can you believe Christmas is in 17 days?

Me either! Like where is the time going all of a sudden!

Truthfully, I feel like I should have put the word gingerbread in quotes because these ornaments are actually wood ornaments made to look like gingerbread. 

They were so simple to make I thought I would share the process in case you wanted to make them too or have littles coming to visit for the holidays.


As with all the other projects we’ve shared this season, these gingerbread snowflake ornaments can be easily customized to complement your Christmas décor and most of the supplies can be found at your local craft store too.

Here’s a look at how to create DIY gingerbread snowflake ornaments…

DIY Gingerbread Snowflake Ornament Supplies:

  • Wood Snowflake Ornaments (we found these at Michaels)
  • Valspar Paint in Faint Maple
  • Detail Art Brush
  • White Puff Paint
  • Tarp (to protect your work surface)
  • Drying rack, optional
  • Ribbon, optional

Gingerbread Snowflake Ornament Steps:

Gather your supplies and lay a tarp down to protect your work surface.

Paint each side of the wood ornament using a fine detail art brush. Allow one side of the snowflake ornament to dry completely before moving on to the other side.

We found these ornaments on sale at Michaels and used Valspar’s Faint Maple which you can usually buy in a sample pot for less than $5.

It’s the closest color to European Oak I’ve been able to find so far and looks like the color of gingerbread too.

Once both sides of the gingerbread snowflake ornament are dry, outline the ornament with white puff paint. 

This will help give the ornament a bit of a 3-D effect.

Again, you’ll have to wait for one side of the ornament to dry before moving onto the other side.

A drying rack with pegs or even an outdoor shepherd hook would be great for this step if you have one.

Embellish the DIY gingerbread snowflake ornaments with ribbon to hang on the tree,

to use as gift tags,

or even to add a bit of holiday pizzazz to your chandelier greenery.

Most of the time ornaments like these are relatively inexpensive and on sale right now which is great if you’re looking to stock up on a few ideas for next year.

Plus, snowflakes can be used throughout the entire winter season so you don’t have to be in a hurry to pack them up ?

Let us know if you make these DIY gingerbread snowflake ornaments and all the other fun things you’ve been crafting this time of year too! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Many blessings,


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  1. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    These are so cute, CoCo! Such a fun idea…thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Linda, and super easy to pull together in a pinch too 🙂 Sending you hugs and hoping you and your family are staying nice and cozy, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy, I really appreciate it! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Wow, this is an awesome idea! I have some wood snowflake ornaments I will totally be doing this to. Yours look so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a cute ornament Coco. I love the design. Thanks so much for sharing. I am happy to feature these adorable gingerbread snowflake ornaments on Sunday.
    Merry Christmas. xoxo

  4. Love these! Beautiful hanging from the chandelier! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  5. Sweet way to make these snowflakes to display all winter long, CoCo!! Happy to feature your post at this week’s Share Your Style #287 (1/6/21). <3 Hope you had a nice Christmas and a wonderful New Year's!!!

    Welcome to 2021 hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thank so much, Barb, I really appreciate it! I was so excited to see that you were able to visit with your daughter and to see Judith too. She is such a talented lady. What a treat! Hugs and Happy New Year, CoCo

    1. That’s so sweet of you, Rachel, thank you so much! I hope you and your family had a fabulous holiday weekend. Hugs, CoCo

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