A late Day 4 post! I love gingerbread houses. The actual assembly? Not so much. I don't think I've ever made a gingerbread house that didn't fall apart. Until now! I looked at a couple tutorials like this one and I really liked this one from Salt Tree. Their pattern is easier than the one I drew up but I wanted to make sure my gingerbread house had defined edges and such so I made more pieces. So if you want to make your own gingerbread house, click away!
If you really don't want to sew or stitch, you can use glue. If you really don't want to use glue, you can stitch the stuff I glued.
I stitched a pattern onto the door after I glued it, but I definitely suggest you do that before you glue. If you desire a door pattern.
You could use a machine and sew up the house, but I liked the look of the thick embroidery thread I used. If you don't want to stitch you can glue the edges together inside.
I wasn't sure how I wanted the shingles. I originally planned on cutting out some brown felt and overlapping it with the white but I didn't.
You can also make round peppermint candies and other striped candies like this.