Home Sweet Home {Ornament}

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would feature another ornament tutorial.  Although this isn’t as full in detail, it is an overview of the materials needed and what the finished product will {should} look like.  Not too long ago, I received a custom order inquiry through my Etsy store from an Insurance Agent to create a “house/home” ornament for her new clients that recently purchased home owners insurance through her.  What a FABULOUS idea, right?  I did some web browsing for idea generators and put my creative juices to work… and voila!  These darling little homes emerged.

Home Sweet Home Ornament

Supplies: Cardboard, Red Felt, Gray Felt, Stiff White Felt, Black Embroidery Floss, Red String/Yarn for the loop, Red Thread (or a couple of strands of embroidery floss would work too), Glue Gun and scrap felt (in your choice of colors for the accents).

Sketch out your home and cut from cardboard, then cut your red felt to fit over the cardboard cutout.  Before stitching the felt around the cardboard, cut small windows from the stiff white felt and sew on to the front red flap of the house with the black embroidery floss.  Glue a 6-8″ strand of yarn to the cardboard and you’re now ready to sew the red felt around the entire perimeter of the house.  Once this is done, all of the other pieces can be cut and hot glued to the home.  The stitching and placement of the small felt pieces/accents are the tedious part of this project, but overall it’s not too difficult at all. Just a little time consuming {smile}.

These would make great tree ornaments, housewarming gifts, and/or a gift embellishment.  How about giving one to your new neighbor in welcoming them to the neighborhood.  For those of you who might know someone who is an insurance agent or real estate agent, what a perfect way for them to say, “Thanks for your business!” or “Congratulations on your new home!”

Home Sweet Home Ornament

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  1. Fifi @ AboutBloggingTime! says

    These little houses are adorable!! I ♥ them!!

    You have patience…lol, I started making owl ornaments months ago…key words "started", "months"! I have yet to finish.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Your newest follower.

  2. Tracy Suzanne says

    Hi Kelly, I just saw you on Homemade Projects. I've wanted to make a felt or cardboard model of our house for so long but don't even know where to start. Your's are so cute, I love them.

    I'm a new follower. Hugs…
    Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    P.S. I'm having several giveaways. I hope you'll stop by and enter.

  3. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says

    Wow! These are so cute and look store bought!! Awesome! I'd love for you to link these up to my Things I've Done Thursday link party that opens up tonight!


    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  4. I am LOVD says

    I'm your newest follower from 36th Avenue. Saw you at the "party" and hopped on over. I hope you find your way to my bloggy neck of the woods. I'd love to invite you on over! Looking forward to your future posts!

  5. ♥AdamAlexMommy♥ says

    your blog is amazing. :) new follower… i was trying to look for your email to see if you wanted to swap buttons… but couldn't find it. enjoyed browsing! :)

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