Hand Stitched Embroidery Felt Gingerbread House Ornament
If you are looking to add a handmade touch to your tree this year, this is the perfect project for you. This gingerbread house ornament is a fun and fairly simple project. Some felt and thread is all you need to stitch up a masterpiece that will last for years to come. My favorite thing about making this ornament was making it at the same time with two of my favoritest friends. We used the Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools which made the process so fabulous.
ANCHOR EMBROIDERY FLOSS SPOOLS:
No more tangled skeins- floss stays neat and tidy with the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. The floss rolls smoothly off the spool and doesn’t tangle or knot when pulling out a length to work with. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss.
MATERIALS for Felt Gingerbread House Ornament
- Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools – Snow White 0001; Crimson Red 0046; China Rose 0054; Violet Light 0096; Violet Dark 0102; Cobalt Medium 0132; Parrot Green 0255; Canary Dark 0291; Coffee 0360; Black 0360; Tangerine 0925
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts 9” by 12” – Copper Canyon for the base and other colors as desired
- Poly-Fil from Fairfield
- Natural Jute Twine – THICK
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- GINGERBREAD HOUSE ORNAMENT PATTERN – download below
We recently had the opportunity to host our third Team Creative Crafts Craft-A-Thon the Christmas Edition, with my crafty besties Laura and Lindsay. We created these festive Gingerbread House Ornaments with a new product from Coats and Clark. Their line of Anchor Embroidery Floss, known worldwide for its superior quality and extensive color range, is now available on spools, so no more tangled skeins!
INSTRUCTIONS for Felt Gingerbread House Ornament
To begin the Gingerbread House Ornaments, gather all supplies. Download and print the GINGERBREAD HOUSE PATTERN and then cut out with scissors.
Trace the Gingerbread House patterns onto your favorite colors of Kunin Classic Felt with a marker, according to the directions on the pattern sheet. You can also attach the patterns to the felt with straight pins. Cut out all patterns inside any traced lines for a clean, finished project.
Layer the felt Gingerbread pieces together and hold in place with straight pins, if necessary. Unwind a length of Anchor Embroidery Floss from the spool, thread all six strands onto an embroidery needle and knot the end. Stitch the roof, windows, and doors onto the house base using a variety of straight stitches, chain stitches, and French knots. Select colors of 100% Egyptian cotton Anchor Embroidery Floss that will coordinate with your gingerbread house pieces.
Once the front of the Gingerbread House is complete, Line up the front and back of the gingerbread house. Thread all six divisible strands of Coffee Anchor Floss onto an embroidery needle and blanket stitch around the edge of the gingerbread house. Leave a three-inch opening along the bottom.
If more stitching details are desired, adding them is awesome. These can be stitched before or after the front and back are sewn together and before or after the ornament is stuffed.
To add a tree or stitch a front and back to the house. For this one I added a bunch of French knots to make little ornaments.
Stuff the felt gingerbread house ornament with Poly-Fil from Fairfield. Tear off small sections and stuff into the corners first, then working toward the opening. Use more Poly-Fil for a solid stuff and less for a softer stuff. Once stuffed, blanket stitch the opening of the gingerbread house ornament closed.
Measure and cut a 12” length of natural jute twine. Fold the twine in half to create a loop, and secure the ends to the back of the gingerbread house ornament at the top back center with several straight stitches.
Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools are mercerized for a brilliant luster and smooth finish. Spools eliminate the need to rewind the floss onto cards. The color number is printed on the bottom label, so you will never lose track of what color is on the spool.
Introducing Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools
Anchor Spools are available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.
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I hope you will use this Gingerbread House Ornament project as a jumping off point to showcase your Coats and Clark creativity and make some keepsake embroidered gingerbread house ornaments this holiday season. Here are a few more really fun ideas to spark your creativity.
Grab the pattern with the sprinkles on the roof from Beth at Creatively Beth.