How to Make a Gingerbread House to Outlast Even the Sweetest of Sweet Toothscomments (6) December 24th, 2009
If you use embroidery to finish your edges, leave a 1/4-inch edge at the sides of your house, not along the roof line or the bottom, and along the whole of the roof and the base. Glue the sides of your house together before you stitch them. Stitch the base and the roof before you glue them to the final piece.
If you glue around the rough edges, leave a 1/2-inch edge at the sides of the house and the top of the roof piece and the top of the base piece. Glue the edges down, then cut the back piece of the roof and base felt the same size as the cardboard to cover the glued edges.
Once the glue dries, put your house together. I use hot glue since it dries faster. This bit should be done by you ahead of time if you're working with small children.
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