Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Miniature Gingerbread house tutorial

It's been a while since I last posted a tutorial so here's one on making a miniature gingerbread house! This is not the easiest miniature food to make but the end product is really cute and I absolutely love it! Just need a little bit of patience and time to get it right! The finished product is on my site Meow Box :)

First you will need to plan the size of the house and draw on a piece of paper the exact sizes of the walls, roof etc. After cutting up the paper walls lay them on a piece of rolled out clay and cut to size. I used polymer clay but you can also use air drying ones if you prefer. Once you have all your walls etc then you need to assemble them. I used a pin to smooth out edges as needed. If you use polymer clay then bake in the over to harden it. After that its the fun part where you get to decorate your house!

I used some small pieces of clay to make the doors, windows etc. The tiles on the roof were drawn on using different colour paint and liquid clay. You can also add glitter and other materials but I prefer to keep my houses looking like the real thing ;) I used a cocktail stick to paint the lines and dots but you can also use a small brush. After the paint has dried then you need to glaze the lines etc to make it look shiny. Voila, you have your mini gingerbread house! I hope you enjoy making your own one, please check out my website for ones I've already made :) x 

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Putting the walls up

Gingerbread house necklace tutorial miniature food jewellery meow box
Decorating the houses!

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Finished product after hours of patience!
Gingerbread house necklace miniature food jewellery meow box

Gingerbread house necklace miniature food jewellery meow box