This cute felt gingerbread house ornament won’t wreck your diet, but it will sweeten your Christmas celebrations! Works well as a natural room freshener too!
I absolutely love looking at the gingerbread houses that people make this time of the year – some of them are so creative! Did you know that there is a Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread house ever made? People even make gingerbread castles and ships, with someone making an entire gingerbread village that included a train!
So we know that there’s no escaping gingerbread this season, and we aren’t even trying! In fact, we’ve already got a cute little Gingerbread man Christmas ornament ready to hang on the tree, and today we’re going to give him a home – a felt gingerbread house Christmas ornament!
DIY Felt Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament
List of Supplies:
- Printable Template
- Felt fabric in brown, white, and other bright colors
- Cotton Wool
- Needle and thread
- Pencil or pen – for tracing the template
How to make the Felt Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament:
1. Print and cut out the template patterns. Select felt fabrics for the gingerbread house – I chose a light brown for the house since it looks cuter. I opted for yellow felt for the windows and pink felt for the door. You can choose any color you like.
2. Trace the template patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out. The template includes – 2 patterns for the house (including the roof ), 1 roof, 1 chimney, 2 squares of the same size for windows, 1 rectangle door, 5 small squares of the same size for the roof decoration, 1 snow pattern for the roof and 1 snow pattern for the chimney.
3. Take the roof cut out and place the small squares along the bottom edge; arrange them however you like. Place the small snow pattern on the top end of the chimney. Take any one of the house patterns and place the windows and the door on it; arrange the door on the middle with the 2 windows on both sides of the door.
4. Prepare a needle and thread and simply stitch all the pieces in the same order they were arranged in the previous step. If you are making this with young kids, you can also use fabric glue or a hot glue gun to secure the pieces together instead of stitching.
5. Now take the other house pattern and place it on a flat surface. Place the chimney on the top of the house, towards the left or right, keeping the snow covered part facing up. Let the bottom of the chimney rest inside the edge of the house.
6. Place the detailed house pattern on the top of the plain one, ensuring the bottom part of the chimney is sandwiched between both house patterns.
7. Place the roof on the top of upper house pattern, making sure the sides are perfectly aligned. Stitch all elements together, starting your stitch from the chimney closing off one side of the house completely. Remember to stitch the chimney, roof and both house patterns together but leave a small opening to fill the stuffing in.
8. Stuff the Gingerbread house with cotton wool through the opening. You can also use Acrylic filling to stuff the house. Once the house is nice and fluffy, stitch the open end to secure the stuffing.
9. It’s time for snow! Place the snow cutout on the roof, so the straight side of the pattern aligns with the top edge of the roof. Stitch the snow along the top edge, leaving the wavy side free. You can stitch it too if you like, but I thought it looked better this way.
10. Stitch or stick some satin tape along the back to use the house as an ornament.
Want to add more details? You could fill up this felt gingerbread house with potpourri or cinnamon sticks. So once you hang it up on your tree or the mantle, you’ll have a room that smells so festive! Go ahead and have fun with your custom Christmas tree ornaments!