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.

Directions

STEP 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.

STEP 2

  • Wrap felt around five sides of STYROFOAM Cube. The sixth top side will remain uncovered for now.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 5

  • Use sewing needle and matching thread to hand stitch felt gable top front and back sides of house.

STEP 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.

STEP 7

  • For hanger, sew cord through center top of roof and knot ends.

STEP 8

  • Hand sew finished roof to top of house, stopping halfway to lightly stuff gabled roof portion, then sew remaining area closed.
by Heidi Boyd

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/1769/fed8be35-4e4a-4853-a232-be9fc6f55af9.pdf



Needle Felted House Ornaments
Needle Felted House Ornaments