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Dancing Gingerbread Ornaments

By: Annabelle Keller for Styrofoam Brand Foam

Add some flavor to your holiday decor by making these Dancing Gingerbread Ornaments. Not only does it make a great decoration, but it adds a delicious smell to the house.  These handmade ornaments are great to hang on your tree or have on display in your kitchen.  You could even gather them together on a cute garland and hang it in your living room for a sweet decoration that will get your home in the Christmas spirit in no time!

Dancing Gingerbread Ornaments


  • 1 1/2" x 12" x 36" STYROFOAM sheet
  • 1- 1" thick scrap piece of STYROFOAM
  • Acrylic paint in Raw Sienna
  • White dimensional fabric paint
  • Glitter
  • 1- 10" wooden skewer
  • 9-" of 3/8" wide ribbon
  • 9-" of 1/8" wide ribbon - Emerald Green
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Gingerbread cookie cutter
  • Scissors
  • Waxed paper
  • Round toothpick
  • Paint brush



  1. Using cookie cutter, cut man from sheet of STYROFOAM. Rub a scrap piece of foam against edges of cut-out until smooth.
  2. Insert skewer into the center top of head and use as handle while painting; insert skewer in 1" scrap of STYROFOAM while drying. Paint with Raw Seinna. "Ice" outline edges of man, eyes, mouth and buttons with fabric paint. (See photo.)
  3. Lay on wax paper and sprinkle man with glitter while paint is wet. Let dry.
  4. Remove skewer. Tie 1/8" ribbon ends together (1/2" from ends) to create hanger. Use toothpick to place glue in hole made by skewer. Push knotted end of hanger into hole.
  5. Tie bow in 3/8" ribbon. Glue at neckline.
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I don't see the scent either

Don't see how this can add a delicious smell to the house. What gives it the scent, the glue? :o)


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