Wednesday, December 6, 2017


I have done this post

a couple of times.

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 


when you come in?

By the way-

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


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


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 hang 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..

Well, I am trying not to BAKE

so that I don't EAT

Gingerbread Boys!

OH!  And these are really cute with


instead of 

Gingerbread boys.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
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Karen Ann said...
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Karen Ann said...

What a lovely idea! and the photo in the header - with the three white trees and sleigh - is that in your house? Beautiful decor!

Anonymous said...

I think this is so cute! Hope you have a good day. xo

Kay G. said...

Yes, I LOVE this idea! I would be one of the dumb ones that might cut it wrong and have gingerbread crumbs all over your lovely house! LOL!
Guess what, I just saw this...On that roll of plastic wrap, there is a place at the side of the roll where you are told to PRESS IN-at both ends. (Can't remember,think that is what it says.) If you do that, the roll of plastic will not fall out! Now, mine has never fallen out, but that is because I always hold it level.
Now, did you know this or am I the only one who is just finding this out? :-)

Susie said...

Diana, I loved this idea. You know kids would truly love to get one of those gingerbread men. My girls got together at Kathy this past Saturday and they bake all kinds of cookies. Then they split them up for their families. Blessings for a good rest of the week. I think we may get some flurries here and there. Hope that snow stay away. xoxo,love Susie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a clever idea!

Lori said...

Great idea and I will be by to cut one off!

Anonymous said...

i had never saw this until you showed us a few years ago,, it is the best idea!!!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a wonderful, sweet idea. I bet people love coming over to your home during the holidays.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is such a 'sweet' idea and something everyone would love. And they smell so good too! Holiday hugs, Diane

Happy Harris said...

I love it Diana...I am on my way round to you as we speak! (if only!) you have the best ideas xxxx Happy Holidays to you and yours my lovely xxx

Pamela said...

What a cute cute idea!!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I remember when you first did this post and still love this idea. I bet those cookies are delicious. Have a nice day.

Michele said...


Susan from Between Naps on the Porch did a post yesterday about treating delivery folks - this could work nicely too.

Thanks for this grand "favor" idea!!! ♥

Mac n' Janet said...

How wonderful that you have your Father's sleigh bells. I really like your gingerbread idea, I'll be baking some later this week, but they're to hang on the tree.

Cranberry Morning said...

Love those sleigh bells, Diana! What a treasure! Sweet gingerbread boys and I suppose it's a great idea to have them wrapped, rather than the grandkids choking on dust as they eat them from the tree. LOL

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a cute idea but since hardly anyone comes to my home it would be me eating them!

Debby Ray said...

How adorable are these and what a great idea. I agree with Linda, above...I would be crunching away!

Sylvia said...

I do remember that post from last year, Diana. I am so glad you shared how to do it.
Yes, it would be me eating them also. Don't tell anyone but I do buy the Little Debbie
gingerbread ones except on Cookie Bake day with my grands, I have some in my cookie jar now.

Sylvia said...

I do remember that post from last year, Diana. I am so glad you shared how to do it.
It would be me eating them also. I have some in my cookie jar now that I bought, Little Debbie ones.

Carla from The River said...

I love this idea! Thank you for the reminder.

Billie Jo said...

Oh my goodness!!!!
This is so wonderful!!!!
And the sleigh bells?
Be still my heart. : )

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I remember that now that you posted it again. Really cute idea. Maybe if I have time I will try it.
Lots of hugs,


Debra She Who Seeks said...

STILL one of the best Xmas ideas I've ever seen!

bj said...

I remember these little I guess I'll re-post my DOOMED-FROM-THE-START gingerbread boy wreath....hahhaa...

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I never get tired of seeing this each year. So cute. xo Laura

Chatty Crone said...

I remember these! I think that is so incredibly awesome. Hey you should not worry about eating them - isn't gingerbread good for you? I love that.

LV said...

Where do you find the time!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

How fun! I would love to visit, just so I could leave - haha!! What a "sweet" way to say goodbye to your guests.

Lynne Bartels said...

I pinnned this a couple of years ago when you posted it. Made it today and it turned out so cute. Can't wait for my grandson to see it. Thanks so much for sahring it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Cecilia said...

Yes, I love this idea! Maybe I'll do that for my party next week! Thanks for the reminder! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Every time I see these cute gingerbread men on your blog I say I am going to do it and I haven't yet! It probably won't happen this year either because I am not baking much....too much arthritis in my hands this year :-( It is such a cute idea!

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Diana, I love this and thank you for sharing this idea. I'm going to try this.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

This is definitely the best!!!!

The Sketchy Reader said...

This is the best idea ever, and would be great as a book club party favor. Don't let the gingerbread men kick you in the butt when you leave! (I usually host Book Club in December, haha)....

God's Grace Overflows said...

This is such a cute idea Diana! You come up with the sweetest treasures to share. I love your sleigh bells and the memories they hold. Awesome!!

Enjoy your week my friend!!

Robyn said...

Hi Diana!... Oh my gosh I LOVE this!! They are so incredibly adorable.. I"m back on blogger. I finally kicked wordpress to the curb... I still cant get over those ginger bread boys and I just love the whole idea and oh those sleigh bells. What a treasure to have!

Lorrie said...

This is such a great idea. But there are too many wonderful ideas out there to do them all. How to choose, how to choose. We have a set of sleigh bells that my husband's grandfather had on their farm. I must dig them out again. Happy mid-week to you.

Theresa said...

That is the CUTEST idea, thanks for sharing:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Creations By Cindy said...

You have the best ideas! Love this! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING!!! I love it - what a sweet way to thank your guests for coming (and leaving haha!). It would be fun with any type of cookie or ornament!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

You are just the cutest thing ever, Diana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nonie everythingsewing said...

That is the best idea! I just love it and I would love to snip a cookie.


Missy George said...

I remember cute..Bet they are yummy too...

Kim said...

Love this post and every year you post it, I say I'm going to make them. Maybe this year!

Connie in Hartwood said...

This is the coolest idea!!! I would do it, but the dogs would beat all of the guests to the goodies.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such a great idea! Your guests and friends must love to visit! xo

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a very cute and thoughtful idea to share the season with all your guests! You never cease to amaze me. ;)

Carol Slater said...

Cute idea to share some holiday spirit and sweet treats with your guests.