Felt Gingerbread House
I have been seeing a lot of cute felt applique projects on Pinterest lately: ornaments, houses, decorations, etc. so I thought I'd try my hand at a gingerbread house for my kitchen.
I started out by cutting a house shape (approximately 6"W X 9"H) from two pieces of heavy felt. For the front I used an oatmeal color; it has a nice mottled look instead of being one solid color.
To the front of the house, I cut two windows from turquoise felt (1.5" X 1.5") and stitched them in place using a blanket stitch. Next, I added window panes by hand-stitching a simple cross design with white thread. The door measures 1.75" X 3").
Before adding the back piece of felt, I glued on a border of red pom pom trim around the edge. I glued the back of the house on, leaving a small opening at the top for a stuffing of poly batting. For extra design, I machine stitched around the edge of the house in red.
In finishing, I cut a small heart from the red/white gingham ribbon and glued it to the center of the door. And I love the pop of green from the holly leaves and the whimsy of the polka dot bow! Lastly, I sprinkled an iridescent glitter over the front of the house and chimney.