DIY Holiday House Ornament
Our family loves decorating for the holidays! One of the annual highlights has always been unboxing ornaments. It must be the nostalgia that accompanies this tradition because we cherish looking back on ornaments that our kids have made. It reminds me of growing up as a child and looking back on those decorations that I made 3,4, or 5 years earlier. My favorite was a tiny “chalkboard” that I crafted in elementary school. These holiday treasures were always front and center in our home because it helped to tell our personal holiday stories of growing up. This kids workshop kit will not only be part of building those memories for your kids, but it will be an adored ornament for years to come!
Draw a picture of a house on a scrap piece of cardboard with your pen or marker. Draw a square in the middle that will be cut out for the photo. Also draw a separate larger square that will be glued to the back to help hold the photo on.
Cut decorative pieces out of foam with your scissors. You will need two pink roof pieces, one red chimney (with lines for bricks drawn on), and one brown rectangle for a sign. You can make the design your own, adding wood planks or shingle designs for your house.
Snag some cotton balls from your bathroom for this step! Unroll and stretch out two cotton balls.
Here are all the parts to the house that you should now have prepared.
Peel off the adhesive backing of the foam pieces and stick onto the house. They can also be glued on with small dabs of glue from your glue gun. Attach holiday stickers to the sides of the house and below the roof. We used a wreath, tree, and snowman. Place number stickers on the brown rectangle for the year the ornament was made. Using your glue gun, glue cotton to the top of the roof and the chimney for snow.
Punch a small hole in the center of the roof and insert a string through it. Tie the string in a loop to hang the ornament when finished.
Glue photo to the opening window of the house so that it's face forward in the ornament. Finish by gluing the cardboard square on top of the back of the house to protect and reinforce the photo.
Hang ornaments on the wall or on a tree!