Fabric

Needle Felted House Ornaments

By  Heidi Boyd 

size: 3-1/2"x4"

  • Needle Felted House Ornaments

Materials

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam Cube (Dow)
  • Wool Felt (National Nonwovens): White; Green; Camel; Blue; Red; Brown
  • Wool wisp roving: green; red; white; brown
  • Cord (DMC)

Tools

  • Pen Style Felting Tool (Clover Manufacturing)
  • Felting needle
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing machine and matching threads
  • *STYROFOAM is a registered trademark of The Dow Chemical Co.

Pattern - Needle Felted House Ornaments

  • 1. Print out patterns. Use template to cut single house base, two gables, three roof pieces and a pair of white snowdrifts from wool felt.
  • 2. Wrap felt around five sides of STYROFOAM Cube. The sixth top side will remain uncovered for now.
  • 3. Cut a 1-3/4"x1" door and various sized windows from contrasting colored felt. Use pen styled tool to needle felt cut pieces directly through the base into the STYROFOAM. Quick Tip: For added interest, layer smaller white and blue cut windows on top of the plain door and window sashes.
  • 4. For added dimension, add shrubs, wreaths and/or heart from tiny pieces of wool roving to house. Use single felting needle to attach pieces directly through felt. Small strands of white roving gives these accents a snow-dusted appearance.
  • 5. Use sewing needle and matching thread to hand stitch felt gable top front and back sides of house.
  • 6. Stack three roof layers together and position snow drifts along either edge. Pin everything in place and run roof through sewing machine. Sew 1/4" from outside edge and trap snowdrifts in seam. Make additional decorative vertical, horizontal or wavy patterns across roof as desired.
  • 7. For hanger, sew cord through center top of roof and knot ends.
  • 8. Hand sew finished roof to top of house, stopping halfway to lightly stuff gabled roof portion, then sew remaining area closed.