Simple Felt Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament

One of my favorite days of the Christmas season is when my family puts out our Christmas ornaments on our Christmas tree. I love how my kids light up when they see an ornament they have made and the excitement they get when they find the perfect spot on the tree for it (and I embrace all my ornaments being on the bottom ⅓ of the tree and clumped together 🙂) This simple felt gingerbread man ornament is so much fun to make and is such a sweet addition to your Christmas ornaments!

felt gingerbread man ornament hanging on Christmas tree

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You likely have made gingerbread houses and gingerbread cookies for the holiday season. This adorable gingerbread ornament is such a great addition to your Christmas traditions!


Brown felt sheet (you could also use foam sheets)

Tacky glue or hot glue

Miscellaneous craft supplies (buttons, puffy paint, pom poms, whatever you can find…)


Black sharpie

Gingerbread man template (free printable at end of the post) or gingerbread man cookie cutter

supplies for felt gingerbread man on table- supplies include sharpie, ribbon, pom poms, gingerbread man cut out and tacky glue

How To Make Your Felt Gingerbread Man Ornament

  1. First you need to either print off the free gingerbread man template below or use another outline such as a gingerbread man cookie cutter
  2. Lay out your felt and outline the gingerbread man with a pencil
  3. Cut your felt gingerbread man out
  4. This is the fun part- Use ribbon, small buttons, puffy paints, felt and hot glue to decorate your gingerbread man- don’t forget to add accessories like a bow tie, scarf or hair bow!
  5. Glue a hanging loop with ribbon at the top of the head on the back side so you can hang the ornament
hand tracing gingerbread man template on brown felt with craft supplies around on table

Ideas On How To Use Your Gingerbread Man Ornament

The best part of this gingerbread man ornament craft is that it is simple, budget friendly and can be used so many different ways!  Here are some ideas on how to use this adorable craft:

  • Hang on the Christmas tree
  • Use it as a gift tag on presents
  • Attach to a gift card for coffee or plate of Christmas goodies and this would make a great teacher or daycare provider gift (speaking as a wife of a teacher 🙂)
  • Create multiple gingerbread men and make a gingerbread man garland or wreath

Free Printable Gingerbread Man Template

Here is your free printable gingerbread man template. Click the link and it should bring you to a PDF file, once you download this you should be able to immediately print the template. 

This free template is for personal use at home or in the classroom. I have created the template brown in case you wanted to use it for other crafts as well, if you are just looking for a simple template be sure to print it off in black and white to save your color ink!

felt gingerbread man ornament being held up with tree and fireplace behind it

Other Christmas Crafts & Activities You May Enjoy

If you are looking for a felt gingerbread man Christmas ornament that requires sewing this tutorial by craftidly would be a great resource for you!

These felt ornaments are adorable, simple to make and a great craft for kids of all ages! Happy Holidays!

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