DIY Gifts (64) – Felt and button Gingerbread house tree ornament

This cute Gingerbread House ornament will spread happiness and good cheer throughout your home during the holidays.

This ornament is made from felt and uses colorful buttons as the candy decorations. This tutorial includes a template for making your own house, but you can add more embellishments or details of your choice!

Let’s start

Gift No. 64

FELT AND BUTTON GINGERBREAD HOUSE TREE ORNAMENT

Materials:

Felt in assorted colors – you will need a shade of brown for the house (or other color of your choice), white for the roof section, and other colors for the windows, door, and details A variety of buttons (you could also use pom poms) – I suggest using the same size buttons across the roof. You might want some other small buttons to add additional details – Sewing needle and thread in colors to match your various felt (Optional) – novelty buttons or pom poms to add details to your house – Fiber fill or cotton balls for filling – A piece of ribbon or twine for hanging – Sharp scissors – Some common pins

Download, size, and print out the template for the Gingerbread House ornament above. You can make this ornament any size you wish. This one is about 4 inches wide from left to right.

Cut out each of the template pieces above.

Trace the house template twice on your brown felt to make two pieces (a front and back of your house). Cut out these pieces.

Trace the roof template twice on your white felt to make two pieces (for the front and back of your house). Cut out these pieces.

(Optional) You can trace and cut out a third roof to use as snow mounds at the base of your house.

Using some common pins, pin the roof to the front and back of your house. I pinned my roof quite low on my house. Place the front and back of your house together (back to back) to make sure your roof line matches on both pieces.

Sew along the bottom edge of your roof on both the front and back of your house (separately) to attach the roof. Then put the back piece of your house to the side.

Working on just the front side of your house, sew your buttons (or pom poms) along the roof line. Try to keep your buttons in a neat line. I put one button in each bubble along the roof.

Now you can start adding the other architectural details to your house. Sew the door first in the center in order to know where the middle is. Then add the heart above the door. If you don’t want to use the heart, you can place another window or small button above the door.

You can sew the windows with stitches in a cross pattern. Then cut out the center of the window surround and sew it over the window. If you don’t want to do this, you can cut out the window surround as a solid piece and sew the square window on top of it. You could also use square buttons as the windows.

Once your pieces are decorated, pin the front and back together (back to back) so that your pieces line up.

Sew along the edges of the chimney, leaving a spot to add a little bit of fiber fill in this piece. Once the chimney is stuffed, finish seaming this area.

Original post: https://discover.hubpages.com/art/DIY-Christmas-Craft-Felt-and-Button-Gingerbread-House-Tree-Ornament

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