Christmas in July Gingerbread Ornament

Welcome to the Monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop

A big thanks to Sara from Birdz of a Feather for hosting!

Today we’re going to have fun with a little Christmas in July

Now is a great time to get a head start on Christmas crafts,

decorations and gifts

before things get too crazy later in the Fall

Today I’m sharing an ornament I made last year

for a group of special friends,

my Traveling Tote Group

We all share a love of MacKenzie-Childs

Last October I shared the mini Little Red Trucks

I made for them the previous Christmas, 2020

MacKenzie-Childs signature design is Courtly Check,

so when I saw these cute mini black and white check stockings

an ornament idea was born for Christmas 2021

This is a simple craft,

it’s really more about shopping

to find the things to put it together

Hobby Lobby had a treasure trove of things to choose from

I thought these cardboard gingerbread men were super cute

and just the right size for popping out of the stocking top

Then I spied the mini Merry Christmas rolling pins,

they came in a variety of colors

and the black and white ones were perfect

I got some peppermint candy mini picks and festive ball picks

to tuck in the stocking too

I stuffed the stocking bottoms with a little toilet paper

and then simply tucked in the gingerbread man

Then a rolling pin in front and the mini picks in back

That’s it!

You can hang it on your tree or anywhere you like!

An ornament is a great gift because you can’t ever have too many!

Make multiples,

wrap them in a small bag with some tissue

and you have gifts ready for friends, hosts, neighbors

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to see their latest creation!

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38 Responses to “Christmas in July Gingerbread Ornament”
  1. Tammy says:

    I love this! ( Love the Traveling Tote Girls and your adventures too!) I am pinning as my kitchen this year is going to be all about gingerbread, so this will be perfect. Off to Hob Lob as soon as it opens… lol. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. sarator says:

    Adorable and that mini rolling pin is like the cherry on top! I actually hadn’t even heard of MacKenzie-Childs until I read your post last year; I just know if will inspire me too one day to try something with a courtly check!

    • Thanks so much Sara! I have been a MacKenzie-Childs fan forever, I just love their pattern mixes, colorful designs and of course the fact that their ceramics are hand painted. I need to get busy and figure out what I am going to make for my Tote friends this year! Happy crafting!

  3. These are super cute, Jenna. I love the check motif and the red accents are darling! What a great idea.

  4. Rita C. says:

    It’s so adorable, and I loved receiving mine! It became the center of my kitchen decor for Christma!

  5. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, What a darling Christmas in July project! Your little gingerbread chefs are simply adorable–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Jenna, you always inspire me, my favorite time of the year is Christmas and how cute is your craft! Love how versatile the gingerbread are to use. Thanks for giving me such great ideas.

  7. Gail Griffin says:

    I always love seeing what MC inspired designs you create, Jenna! And you never fail to disappoint! This gingerbread ornament is amazing and so adorable. Anyone would love to include one of these in their holiday decor! Just precious!

  8. So adorable. You did a great job putting these all together. I bought those some fuzzy ball picks for a retro Christmas tree a couple of years ago. Still love them!

  9. They turned out cute! I sooooo wish there was a Hobby Lobby near me, bummer.

  10. Jenna, that is the cutest and easiest idea I have seen in a long time. All things Christmas will be in the stores soon. I am going to stock up on items that will work! Thank you for sharing. Happy Thursday!

  11. Jenna, such fun little gifts. I love mine. The truck and the mini stockings are so adorable. So creative and a nice surprise.

  12. Anonymous says:

    These are so adorable and so is the little black and white on red truck. They are special to me and go on The French Hutch for Christmas! Thank you Jenna.You are so creative😊

  13. lghiggins says:

    Such cute ideas. I like the thought of having them prepared for last minute gifts.

  14. Mary says:

    Super cute Jenna! I know your fellow ‘toters’ must loved receiving them! I loved and remember that cute truck you painted too! ♥

  15. Nancy says:

    A D O R A B L E ! What a sweet display for Christmas!
    My friend that we visited a few weeks ago dedicated their cottage to MKC … I thought of you instantly!
    Happy Day to you!

  16. Oh, so sweet . . . and I love the smell of gingerbread baking in the oven!

  17. This is just too adorable Jenna. I love it! That is something I could do with the grandgirls too. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. Kitty says:

    These turned out so cute, Jenna, and easy, too.

  19. Beverly says:

    I love this ginger bread ornament. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.

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