It has been a while since we last designed a kids’ Christmas tree. This year we’ve come up with a new theme that’s cute, creative, and playful. Our gingerbread Christmas tree features a few DIY decorations, including a gingerbread house tree topper made out of felt — so fun!

Depending on the age of your children, you may need to help them with some of the projects. While the paper candy canes and gingerbread garland are very simple to make, the felt crafts are a bit more involved. Explore all the craft projects below and have fun decorating!

Have a Sweet Christmas

For our gingerbread Christmas tree, Meagan designed two new projects that we’re sharing today. You can find the project downloads below along with the pattern for my gingerbread stuffies. I created these on a whim based on our gingerbread dog and cat ornaments. Using our pattern, you can follow that same tutorial to make your gingerbread stuffies.

The felt bulb ornaments were a project we designed last year, but we thought they added such fun pops of color throughout the tree. And because they only require a blanket stitch, they’re a great project for beginners or young ones learning to sew. If your kiddos are too young for sewing, they can always work on the paper decorations or help with gluing.

We hope you and your little ones enjoy our gingerbread Christmas tree! Remember you can always use it as inspiration and browse all of our DIY ornaments for more ideas. If your kids choose this tree to make, then you’ll want to check out our gingerbread gift wrap ideas.

Happy crafting and make sure to share your tree with us with the hashtag #MadeWithLia!

Gingerbread House Tree Topper

Get the project pattern and tutorial.

Gingerbread Stuffies

Download the pattern below. Then follow this tutorial to make your stuffies.

Felt Bulb Ornaments

Get the pattern and tutorial.

Paper Candy Canes (Materials)

Paper Gingerbread Garland (Materials)

Instructions for Candy Canes & Gingerbread Garland

Download the PDF template or SVG file below to cut out your candy canes and gingerbread people. In the gingerbread pattern, you will see a mark to make a slit for the twine to go through.

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