I have been pretty quiet the past two days and that’s because I have been creating like crazy! Friends! I have some super cute crafts coming to the blog this week that you won’t want to miss! Starting with this super cute DIY farmhouse ornament… how cute is this?!
These DIY farmhouse ornaments would look cute on the tree or even tied to packages for a little gift! Before we get started there’s a few things I want to tell you.
#1 – For this DIY farmhouse ornament I used napkins, but you could also use scrap book paper.
#2- I am using mini wreaths that I found from target in the Dollar spot. I want to say they came 3 in a pack for $3. If you can not find these try making your own! You can buy pine pipe-cleaners and they will easily twist into a wreath. You can find these pipe-cleaners just about anywhere. I have seen them at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and even the Dollar Tree.
- popsicle sticks – I’m using the medium sized ones. You will need 7 to make 1 ornament
- napkins or scrap book paper
- antique wax – you can find this in the craft department at Walmart
- mini wreaths – I found these at the Dollar spot at Target
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Sharp scissors to cut the popsicle sticks – These Fiaskers are PERFECT for crafting!
Step 1: Cut 4 popsicle sticks to the length you want your house to be. Mine are slightly under 4 inches. Line the popsicle sticks beside one another and hot glue 2 shorter sticks the opposite way. This will help to secure them in place.
Step 3: Cut two small pieces of the popsicle stick for the doors. Mine are slightly over 2 inches long.
Step 4: Stain both the roof and the doors and set aside to dry.
Step 5: If you are using a napkin, peel the back layer off. Then paint the house frame we made in step one with mad Podge. Line the napkin up evenly over the top and press it down. Gently run your fingers over it to get the bubbles out. Using a heat gun will not only help speed up the drying process, but it will also help to take some of the wrinkles out. Once the napkin is dry, run a sanding block over the edges in a downward motion.
Step 6: Hot glue both the doors and the roof in place.
Step 7: Hot glue the mini wreath to the doors. Next, hot glue the ribbon to the roof. You can skip this step if you wish, but I thought the ribbon I used looked like little icicles. Also, if you can not find the mini wreaths, try making one of your own by twisting together some pine pipe cleaners. You can find them at almost any craft store. I even found them at Walmart!
Step 8: The very last step is to attach something to hang the ornament with. I chose twin, but ribbon would work well, too! Just make a small loop by tie the twine in a knot and hot glue it to the back of the DIY farmhouse ornament.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube