Chunky Wood Gingerbread Couple

What a great week it has been for me – I hope you are feeling the same way!

I am excited to share with you this fun project I made –

Chunky Wood Gingerbread Couple!

They sure would be cute to display at my Gingerbread House Decorating Party next month but I have other plans for them…

I made them for a friend.  I am a member of a fun blogger group called the One Power Tool Challenge Team where we blog about our monthly theme by using the power tool assigned.  This month is our Secret Santa month so I chose the jigsaw! At the end of the challenge I am sending it to one of my blogging friends in the group!  I hope she loves them!

Here’s a quick rundown of how I made them:.

1 Jigsaw
Scrap Piece of Wood (mine was oak)
Sandpaper and Sanding Block
Wide Masking Tape
Minwax English Walnut Stain
Minwax Spray Poly
White Paint Pen
Red Paint Pen
2 Black Beads
1 Roll of Ribbon
Glue Gun and Glue
Rhinestone Button

That sounds like a lot but most of the supplies I already had on hand.


  • Tape the entire board (both sides) with wide masking tape.  This ensures that the wood does not split during cutting. 
  • Choose an inspiration pattern and print out or trace it directly off of the computer. 
  • Cut out the pattern and then trace around it on the board. 
  • Cut out the Gingerbread Man shape with the jigsaw.
  • Pull off the masking tape and sand the entire piece until smooth.
  • Stain the cutouts. 
I did all of the above steps twice since I made a Gingerbread Couple! 

Now the fun part – Decorate!

These were so fun to make. 
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8 thoughts on “Chunky Wood Gingerbread Couple”

  1. Tami, These are adorable! Love the added touches of decorating them too, especially the rhinestone button on Mrs Gingerbread. Great tip about taping the wood so it doesn't split too! Hugs! Wendi @H2OBungalow


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