Clay Pot Gingerbread Girl Ornament

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This Clay Pot Gingerbread Girl Ornament is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained over the holiday break. It’s a fun yet easy craft that transforms an ordinary clay pot into a festive Christmas ornament that’ll look adorable on your tree!

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A gingerbread ornament with a smiley face on it.

Clay Pot Gingerbread Girl Ornament

If you’re looking for a super easy craft that the whole family will love, this clay pot gingerbread girl will be a new holiday favorite. With a few simple supplies from the Dollar Store, you can turn a clay pot into the cutest Christmas tree ornament. It can also double as a place card holder for a holiday dinner or a cute tag for a Christmas gift.

Try this easy craft at a kids’ Christmas party, a classroom event, or just a fun weekend activity. It will be an adorable new addition to your homemade ornament collection.

A christmas ornament with a gingerbread face on it.

Why We Love This Craft

Easy – This craft is nearly impossible to mess up. It always comes out looking great and kids of all ages can make their own.

Budget-Friendly – You can get most of the supplies you need for this project at the Dollar store, so it’s a great way to have some inexpensive holiday fun.

Reusable – Add this cute craft to your ornament collection and you can enjoy seeing this keepsake on your tree year after year.

Supplies Needed

A table with a glue gun, scissors, and other craft supplies.
  • Dollar Store Clay Pot – 2.5” in diameter – Dollar Store
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Dark Brown, Pink
  • Dimensional Paint – White
  • Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store
  • Wiggle Eyes, Two – Dollar Store
  • Gingham Ribbon, Red and White – Dollar Store
  • Mini Pom Poms, White
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil with New Eraser

Note: If you want to make a gingerbread man instead of a girl, just skip adding the gingham ribbon.

More Holiday Craft Fun

If you’re looking for more fun family craft ideas, try some of our other favorite holiday ornament crafts.

Or if you want to stick with the gingerbread theme, you’ll love this list of 20 of the Most Amazing Gingerbread House Ideas.

A gingerbread ornament with a smiley face on it.
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Clay Pot Gingerbread Girl Ornament

Additional Time 30 minutes
Drying time 1 hour
This simple Christmas craft turns an ordinary clay pot into an adorable holiday ornament that's perfect for your tree.


  • Remove the packaging and labels from all materials. Apply a base coat of dark brown acrylic craft paint to the entire clay pot. Allow the paint to dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.
    A bottle of brown paint next to a paint brush and clay pot painted brown
  • Attach two wiggle eyes to the clay pot with a glue gun. Add polka dot cheeks to the face using a new pencil eraser dipped into pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry.
  • Draw a squiggle line around the rim of the pot with white dimensional paint. Attach the mini white pom poms to the rim of the pot with the dimensional paint. Set aside to dry.
    A gingerbread clay pot craft with a bottle of paint and a bottle of glue.
  • Add a squiggle line around the top of the Gingerbread person with white dimensional paint. Using a permanent black marker, draw a smile from cheek to cheek.
    A gingerbread clay pot with a marker and a marker.
  • Cut a 12” piece of natural jute twine, tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach it to the top of the clay pot with a glue gun. Tie a red and white gingham ribbon into a bow shape.
    A glue gun is next to a string and a gingerbread ornament.
  • Glue the bow to the top of the clay pot.
    A gingerbread ornament with a smiley face on it.
  • Now all that's left to do is find the perfect spot on the tree for your adorable new ornament!
    A gingerbread ornament with a red bow and pine cones.


You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you’ll just need to wait a little longer for it to dry.

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