Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TAKE ME-TAKE ME-TAKE ME--Home said the Gingerbread Boy!

I did a post about this a year or two ago.

Several people said 

they had never seen anything like it.

I thought I would post before it

gets any later in the season

in case you want make these for 

your own home.

I have been doing this since my

own kids were small.



You know how a front door says 

WELCOME

when you come in?

Those sleigh bells are off the horses my 

father drove as a young man.

So -there's my 

Happy Hello!

BUT I like my door to say

GOOD-BYE

when someone leaves, too.

And I like to say it NICELY

Unlike some people that will say-

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.

How do I do that?

I let my visitors take a little memento

of their visit with them.

It is called 

Cut and Run Take

Here they are my sweet little

GINGERBREAD BOYS

hanging in a row.

Here's how to make this sweet little door hanging.

Roll out Saran Wrap about 2 feet longer 

than the side of your door.

Lay your Gingerbread Boys in a line 

on the center of the plastic wrap.

leaving about 4-6" between them.

You could also do this with any sturdy

cookie- like a sugar cookie cut 

like a snowflake or star.

Flip them upside down making sure that they

are still in the center

Pull the plastic wrap to the back

overlapping it so they are enclosed 

all the way around.

Gently flip them over and using ribbon

tie a knot above and below EACH one.

Hang some children's scissors on

some curly ribbon from the top

to cut the saran wrap.

When you cut them apart 

you will cut between the ribbons 

leaving each one fully encased in plastic wrap.


Here I am making a cut between the ties.

You start with the bottom one and 

each person can cut off a gingerbread boy 

to take along when they leave.

I hung them on a nail hidden on top of the door jamb.

shhhhh-MyHero hates nails anywhere

I dressed the top with some greenery and red balls.

I love  Gingerbread Boys, don't you?

Sometimes I feel sorry for them though.

Poor things.
pinterest image

The one on the right hears about like 

MyHero does-especially when it comes

to trying to get a chore done!


Now- get in that kitchen and start baking!

As for me..

I will be pushing the gingerbread "boys"

around at the VA this morning

and then I am tied up for most of the day.

Have a great Tuesday! 


OH!  And THIS YEAR I am going

to do this with 

SNOWFLAKES instead of 

Gingerbread boys.

I'll post a picture when I get that far.

your photo name

55 comments:

  1. I remember this from before. It's such a cute idea. I've also seen it done with candy canes and with lollypops. I guess you can use all kinds of things. Can't wait to see your snowflake cookies hanging by the door.

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  2. I love your ideas Diana. You always make me smile.

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  3. I do remember that from previous posts, and I still think it is a wonderful idea. Snowflake cookies will be nice decorated. -Jenn

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  4. Good Morning,
    Goodness these are so delightfully adorable and what a fabulous idea!
    Such a sweet way to spread Christmas cheer.
    Have a fabulous day my lovely,

    xo
    Jemma

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  5. Hi Diana! What an adorable idea. Hope you have a terrific day - all is well in Titletown after last night's win. :) Jane

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  6. You have the best ideas Diana! I wanted to do this last year...but never did....now I want to put it off til I see the snowflakes! Have a great day at the VA....hugs....

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  7. That really is a great idea and I'm glad you reminded us early. I even have 2 of those little windows next to my front door. It's going to be so 'warm' here this week that the cookies might keep baking though! lol Hugs!

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  8. Diana, I do love this idea....but I know I would be snipping them off myself and eating them. LOL. So cute by the door. Hope you are having time for yourself, what with all you do. Blessings to all, xoxo,love, Susie

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  9. What a sweet idea! Makes the visit just that more memorable. I keep thinking I can get these things done, but still in my recliner with my feet up! Thanks for stopping by to visit me.

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  10. OMG this is awesome Diana. I remember you doing this last year and the snowflakes will be a great new addition to the tradition this year. I made angel wing cut outs for my girlfriend party on Friday and not I am thinking I will tie them off like this for each of the girls to take on their way out.
    Thank you for this sweet idea. You are the hostess with the mostess! Hugs to the boys at the VA this morning. I know they get a sparkle in their eye when you come to volunteer with them. I will talk to you soon.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  11. Wish I had just a small potion of your energy and go power. You re one amazing lady that has it all together. Super idea.

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  12. Such a neat idea!!! I wish I was there to enjoy one of those gingerbread boys and a cup of tea. Blessings and prayers for you today dear friend! God is good!

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  13. just as cute as can be. Love the little gingerbread fellows....LOL You come up with the sweetest ideas. Happy holidays Diana. xo

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  14. I remember this and I loved it! What a sweet (literally) way to give your guests a little something when they leave. And the snowflakes sound so fun too!

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  15. I remember that from last year and I LOVE THAT IDEA! That is a wonderful thing to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I remember this idea .... yes I love it. I am going to do something similar, thank you for the reminder. I am going to put my cookies in a basket by the door. We have our first Christmas gathering the 11th.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  17. Brilliant and clever as always! What a great idea. I need to spend some time getting caught up on your blog. Christmas hugs!!

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  18. What a charming idea! And if I could tell you my admiration and thanks from WAY over here, it would be sweeter and richer than all the gingerbread since those kids nibbled the house.

    I've just been meaning to express to you how much I appreciate and admire your "Pushing the Boys," as you call it. I've been in that room, on those long halls many a time, and especially early in the morning, with the apprehension and tension in the air from being whisked here and there to whatever test to learn whatever the news brings---that's a hard time for even the ones who have faced untold, incomprehensible dangers with hope and unflinching courage.

    We have a fabulous man of a certain age who never fails to greet us with the coffee cart, proffering that sweet or bitter bit of comfort fixed just the way you like it, and though we all begin our own days going our sleepy ways, or jumping up eagerly for whatever is to offer, you can always find him THERE, pushing that bright-shined cart through those halls filled with folks (usually couples, each concerned for the other in what the day might bring), and he BRIGHTS us.

    So I can just see you, with your glorious mane shining in the fluorescence, as you smile and cheer and comfort in your own gifted way. When I think of you there, I think of Sis---also blonde and breezy and cheerily ready for anything that comes---she a;ways seems to move in a breeze of Chanel and Double-mint and a confidence and the ability to get things done that I struggle to muster even WAY up in the day.

    And so I thank you, and all those Angels of the Halls, for your own Service to your Country, and to those who serve it beyond duty.

    rachel

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  19. Love this idea!! What a fun way to send your guest off! Very clever!

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  20. What a cute idea!!! Too bad my toddlers would not let these guys be if we did this, haha... - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  21. Diana, what a super cute idea, I just love this! You are truly a creative genius!! xoxo

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  22. Hi Diana! I remember when you posted this before an just love it! I've not done it yet but I know my little grand kids would love it! Thanks for showing it to us again. By the way, your wreath is lovely.
    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. OH I remember these now ; loved seeing them again!! :) It's such a great idea, Ms. Creative Genius :)

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  24. This is such a cute idea. I really do love it! :) I might need to share your idea on my blog if that's okay with you.....

    xo,
    RJ

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  25. I am so happy you posted this again!! I was just thinking about this over the weekend and I thought, oh, yeah, let me go back and look for it on her blog. Now I don't have to! Definitely on my to do list this season!! Off to pin it so next year I'm prepared!! :) xo

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  26. I remember those gingerbread cookies- such a fun idea! Where's our snow?? We came home in rain and it's fairly warm. Oh well- soon enough we'll get out share!

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  27. Leave it to you . . . what a great idea :)
    I love that you have your Dad's sleigh bells, too.
    How wonderful is that:)
    Happy Holidays!

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  28. What a cute idea! How far is it to your house? Do they get soggy out in the changing temps?

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  29. Those are adorable!! I had to come over after seeing your caramel recipe on Kitty's blog. Think I might make a cup of tea and stay awhile! Blessings, Deborah

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  30. Well my oh my, what a darling idea! You are so clever, my friend :)

    Have a wonderful evening. Hugs!

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  31. What a cute and clever idea!!
    You ALWAYS amaze me.
    Looks like I'm following after my daughter. :-)

    Bless you~~

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  32. What a cute and clever idea!!
    You ALWAYS amaze me.
    Looks like I'm following after my daughter. :-)

    Bless you~~

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  33. Brilliant idea! Mum's the word on the nail...nail, what nail? xoxo

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  34. A sweet & thoughtful gift! Love the snow flake idea!
    warmly,
    deb

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  35. Diana what a very cute idea, I really look forward to seeing the snowflakes. I don't get a lot of visitors but I want to make a smaller version of this... It's so sweet xox

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  36. Such a fun and memorable gift to give your guests!

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  37. Love this idea. I told myself I would do it this year, but things are getting in my way. Next year for sure. It's a wonderful idea and makes leaving less sorrowful.

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  38. That's adorable Diana! I love that idea. :-) Much nicer than the door hitting you on the way out. :-D

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  39. Thanks for the great idea - you are so clever. They look terrific.

    Take care of yourself and have a wonderful week.

    Hugs dear friend,

    Mary

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  40. I remember seeing this - loved the idea then, and now - I may just have to pop over for a visit!

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  41. Diana I remember your post and I think it is a sweet idea and I smiled that you inspired Kris to bake those sweet angel wings.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  42. Love this, Diana! I didn't see this post. Love gingerbread in any shape or form! These may be just too cute to eat! Ha!

    Jane

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  43. I thought this was a brilliant idea when you shared it last year, Diana! It still is.
    I bet you have started a fad (or a tradition) for many readers. Take care now!

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  44. This is the cutest idea ever!! We think of welcoming our guests (like you said) but not saying goodbye...SO FUN :)

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  45. Cute idea..I remember it from last year..Love the snowflakes..You always have the best ideas laced with laughs!!

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  46. What a darling and "sweet" idea, Diana! I love gingerbread "boys"! Thanks for sharing this since I missed it first go 'round :)

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  47. I might take them all when no one is looking...LOL! Such a great idea. xoxo, T.

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  48. It was probably on your blog that I saw this last year. I thought it was great and intended to do it and then forgot!!! I didn't even make gingerbread men last year but I am going to this year....even though I am the only one who eats them. I eat them straight out of the freezer, btw....they are best frozen!

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  49. Cute, cute, cute! You always have the sweetest projects Diana! These little gingerbread men are just too adorable :).

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  50. I just hopped over here from Kris's blog! This is the cutest idea! I love gingerbread men too! Haven't made any in a couple of years but I think I may do this little cut and take idea! So festive and fun! Love it!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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