Tomorrow is the last day of school before winter break. My 17-year old daughter wanted to make something for her friends, so we decided to make the Rice Krispy Gingerbread Men from my cooking blog and I made these cute little bread tag gingerbread men to tie the bags closed.
You might remember the bread tag monsters I made last year for Halloween and the bread tag snowmen I made last Christmas.
So when Kristen said she wanted to make the Rice Krispy Gingerbread Men treats on a stick, the little gingerbread bread tags seemed like a perfect addition.
If you want to make some, here are the supplies you will need:
Plastic bread tags
White paint pen
Fine point black Sharpie
Small scruffy paintbrush
Acrylic sealer spray, matte finish
Acrylic paint (I used Americana, colors listed below in parenthesis)
Brown (Light Cinnamon)
Pink (Poodleskirt Pink)
Light green (Pistachio Mint)
Orange (Tangelo Orange)
Purple (Purple Cow)
Light blue (Winter Blue)
Paint the bread tags with brown paint. I used a thin coat for the first, and a thick coat for the second. You will need to paint the back too. I also traced one of the tags onto a piece of paper so I could draw out the faces before painting them. Use a scruffy paintbrush dipped in pink paint. You have to dab off a lot of the excess paint so that your brush is dry to the touch, then dob on the cheeks.
Use the handle end of the paintbrush to add the noses using the pink, green, orange, purple, yellow and blue paints. Next dot on the black eyes. Use the white paint pen to draw on the ric rac. After the black eyes have dried, dip the tip of a toothpick into white paint to add the white dot to the eyes. After everything has dried, spray with the acrylic sealer.
Then you just attach them to your bags!
Sorry the pictures are a little harsh. Since high school starts early, my daughter leaves for school before the crack of dawn. Therefore these pictures were taken last night under fluorescent light.
And since she asked me yesterday after school if we could make these (and I use the word “we” loosely. She was at youth group while I was in the kitchen and the craft room haha!) there wasn’t really any daylight left for a photo shoot. ;-)
So under the bright lights it is.
I’m glad she asked though. I actually had these on my crafting to do list, so this was ideal timing. If I don’t post again before Christmas day, I hope every has a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
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These are adorable. Can I ask where you got the longer bread tags from. I’ve only seen the “square” size ones from loaves of bread. Thanks for your help.
I don’t remember specifically, but I buy bagels and English muffins, and those come with bread tags too. So it’s possible they were off of those.
Angell @ Passionate and Creative Homemaking says
I featured this today on my Christmas in July Celebration!
I have a featured button if you’d like.
Wow… These are way too cute! Have to remember this idea for next Christmas. Thanks for sharing ^,^
How the heck did I miss these!?!? They are so darling!!!
Those are so dang cute! What a great finishing touch to the treats.
maggy,red ted art says
As always – adorable!!!
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
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