Seasonal Crafts

Miniature Gingerbread House


Miniature Gingerbread House tutorial

What could be more magical than a miniature gingerbread house? These little houses will add sparkle to your holiday with glittering snow, candy cane twine, tiny glass gumdrops, and of course, FELT! They are just the right size for a Christmas ornament or to display with your Cynthia Treen felt animal creations! This project is almost entirely glued (except for the optional stitched gum drop ridgeline), so it is perfect for stitchers and no-sewers alike! Get ready for the holidays with this delightful craft!

Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Time: 3 hours (plus drying time)

Project supplies


One 9 x 12" sheet of Cinnamon Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of Linen Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of Swan Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of Brick Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of White Glitter Felt  (optional)
Stiffening Spray
Tacky Glue
Fine Tip Paint Marker
Bakers Twine
Glass Glitter
White Wool Roving
Red Glass Head Pins or Stick Pins*
Red Seed Beads
White Seed Beads
Needle for beads
Red Embroidery Floss
Hole Punch or Screw Punch
Wire Tool

Additional Supplies:
Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Zap Gel Glue, with flexi-tip
Skewer or Toothpick
Utility Knife
Small Jump Ring  (optional)
Decorative Drinking Straw  (optional)

*If using stick pins, add an extra Red seed bead to the top of the entry post (see Finishing Touches Step 1.)


Download the Gingerbread House PDF and follow Cynthia's step-by-step instructions and pictures to complete your sweet miniature!

Gingerbread house ornament

Cynthia's instructions detail so many ways to adapt or customize your gingerbread house. We can't wait to see your finished creations!

Assorted gingerbread houses

Looking for more great felt holiday crafts? Check out Cynthia Treen's Patreon, where she shares monthly felt projects for her inner circle! You can get many of your supplies here at Benzie and help support her work with a monthly donation starting at the price of a cup of coffee. As a patron, you'll have access to her ever-growing library of projects and patterns - over 24 so far!

Finished gingerbread house with Felix Fox

Thanks to Cynthia for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @cynthia.treen, visit her website, or join her Patreon group for exclusive monthly patterns, including full access to her Patreon project library! Stay tuned for more holiday tutorials from Benzie Design!