Run! Run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!
And who wouldn’t want to catch this little guy?
This Gingerbread Man Ribbon Sculpture is perfect for any Christmas outfit or holiday event! Click to read more and see our Gingerbread Man Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial.
Gingerbread Man Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial
14″ of 5/8″ Tuftan Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
4″ length of 3/8″ Tuftan Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
6″ length of Red 1/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
1 1/2″ Dancing Gingerbread Chrismas 1 Ribbon
4″ White 1/2″ Ric Rac
2 Red Felt Circles (optional)
Googly Eyes (optional)
You basically want to make a 5 pointed star with your Tuftan 5/8″ grosgrain.
You can fold it into a star shape and secure with a couple stitches or you can follow the steps below.
Cut your ribbon lengths.
You will need one 6″ length, two 3″ lengths and one 2 1/2″ lengths of Tuftan 5/8″ grosgrain.
Seal the ends with your preferred method.
Thread your needle. You won’t see the stitches, so I used white thread.
Start with the 2 1/2″ length of ribbon. Loop it over and secure with a stitch.
This will be the gingerbread man’s head.
Loop one of the 3″ lengths of ribbon and secure it to the first ribbon loop with thread.
Sew through all ribbon layers.
You’ll want it to face the opposite direction of the first loop and a bit to the left.
This will be the leg.
Move on to the second 3″ length of ribbon.
Lay it over the first 3″ length, facing down and a bit to the right.
Sew through all ribbon layers.
This will be the other leg.
Starting in the back stitch one side of the 6″ length to the other ribbon loops.
Loop it around so that the other end meets the first end.
Stitch the ends together.
Do not sew through all ribbon layers this time.
This loop will be the arms.
Flip it over to the right side. It should look like this.
Now hot glue the 6″ loop down to the body.
I used glue for this step so you wouldn’t see the stitches.
Wrap Ric Rac around the arms and legs. Secure with glue.
Tie the red 1/8″ grosgrain into a tiny bow and secure with hot glue.
Add a small button for cuteness. It’s all in the details!
I opted to leave the googly eyes out… because frankly, it looked ridiculous.
You could always sew on black beads or french knots.
I decided that he looked adorable without eyes.
Line the metal clip with a 4″ length of 3/8″ Tuftan grosgrain.
Secure the gingerbread man to the clip with hot glue.
And you’re done!
If you’d like you can attach him to a decorative bow, like I did with the dancing gingerbread ribbon.
Either way, your little princess will be all dressed up and ready for the holidays!
Happy holidays and happy crafting!
Thank you Brittany so much for the cutest Gingerbread Man Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial! You can catch Brittany over on Crafty Mischief. She is so fun to read and has tons of amazing ideas. Her little girls (and guy!) are absolutely lucky to have such an amazing mama!
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Happy Holiday Crafting!
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