Make your own gingerbread house ornaments with this easy tutorial and free pattern download! These adorable ornaments are made with felt and decorated with fabric paint for a super sweet Christmas tree decoration!
This gingerbread house craft requires no baking just sewing!
Sewing these is simple and fun and decorating them is the icing on the cake! Hah! Use puffy white fabric paint to create faux icing for a true gingerbread house look – that’s the real fun part!
Felt gingerbread house decorations are a creative way to involve your kids, too. Sew them up and let them decorate.
You can get creative with your decorations, add beads or bow, etc. Have a blast creating your own gingerbread houses to add to your holiday decor!
Need a fun neighbor gift? Sew a few house ornaments and make a kit with paint.
Felt Gingerbread House Ornaments Materials
- Brown felt
- You can buy cheap acrylic felt in sheets at any craft store or find felt by the yard at most fabric stores. I prefer felt cut by the yard because it tends to be higher quality, thicker, and won’t stretch as much as the cheap acrylic sheets.
- Heat N Bond Ultra (this will give the ornaments extra stability, but is optional)
- Thread for topstitching
- White dimensional fabric paint aka puffy paint
- Ribbon or baker’s twine for hanging
- Fabric scissors
- Optional: beads or other decorations and a hot glue gun
Gingerbread House Ornament Pattern
Download the template below to get the little gingerbread house pattern. There are 3 shapes so you can make a whole gingerbread village! To make a fourth style, cut the chimney off for a house without a chimney.
This template is a PDF pattern that will print on 2 pages. Print at 100% or DO NOT SCALE for accurate sizing.
How to make gingerbread house ornaments
Cut a piece of Heat n Bond big enough to your chosen template. Cut two layers of felt the same size, roughly cutting around the house shape but not cutting on the pattern lines.
Adhere Heat N bond to the back of a layer of felt.
Peel off paper backing and put the other layer of felt down.
Heat to activate the Heat N Bond to hold the two layers together.
Once it cools, cut out the house shape with the template.
Cut a 12″-15″ piece of twine for the ornament hanger, put the loop on the back of your ornament and sew around the house 1/8″ from the edges, pivoting your needle at the corners. You’ll stitch through the baker’s twine to keep it in place.
Tie the top of the string into a bow or just a knot. Decorate with puffy paint! Some features you can make are:
- Roof tiles or scalloped shingles
- Snow on the roofs
- Doors, windows, windowboxes
- Flowers or hedges
- Windowpanes and doorknobs
- Add texture with lines, dots or a plaid pattern
Let them dry then hang them up!
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