In my continuing efforts towards my 20 christmas ornaments, I made a super cute gingerbread man and another "fancy ornament" (this time with fancy, gold trimmed yarn!).
Then I decided I absolutely must make a heart shaped German lebkuchen ornament. I found the heart pattern, winged it on the chain stitch writing and used some of the techniques from Gingey above to finish it out. I think its cute. My Oma might also think its cute, but she also might not admit it came from her 37 yr old granddaughter (looks more like my 9yr old made it).
And here's the obligatory pic of my daughter with real Lebkuchen in real Germany during a real Weinachtsmarkt.