It’s almost Christmas time! And that means it’s time to decorate. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add some holiday cheer to your home, then why not try making a Christmas gingerbread table decoration? Not only are they festive and fun, but gingerbread decor make great gifts, too! Here’s how to make a gingerbread table arrangement…
What You’ll Need
- A small vase or container
- Gingerbread picks
- Winter greenery
- Faux candies, candy canes
- Mini ornaments
- Floral foam
- Spanish moss (optional)
- Wired ribbon (optional)
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Step By Step Instructions
- Prepare your container by filling it with floral foam. Optionally cover the foam with Spanish moss. I DO NOT recommend gluing the moss to the foam. It is unnecessary and many times this makes it very difficult to insert picks. If needed you can use floral pins to secure the moss. The greens likely will cover the foam so you can wait to add moss or more greenery if needed when done.
- Add a small amount of greenery to the base. I prefer something with a bit of drape so it will fall over the edge of the container. In mine, I would have preferred a Winter fern or the like
- Add the largest items next, in my case, it’s the gingerbread men then the candy canes. Try to add the at different heights and angles.
- Add more greenery, careful not to pack too tightly.
- Add candies, ornaments or other goodies. Take care to arrange at different levels, some higher some lower, some deeper, some more superficial
- Add small bow or ribbon loop, if desired
- Add greenery to fill holes if needed
How to Make a Gingerbread Arrangement Tutorial
These gingerbread table decorations make a great addition to any holiday spread and they also make wonderful gifts!
Follow the step-by-step instructions above to create your own arrangement. Be sure to play around with different ribbons, bows, and greens to give it your own personal touch. And don’t forget the mini ornaments – they really help bring the whole thing together!
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