Christmas time will be here soon and if you are a crafter, you’ve probably started your plan for decorating and gift giving. Here is a fun ornament idea by Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks with HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing – Craft Extra-Firm, HeatnBond Lite, and Merry and Bright Fabrics by Corri Dantini for Blend Fabrics.
Adorn your Christmas tree with sweet little house ornaments.
Merry and Bright Christmas House Ornaments
By Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks
Finished size: without the hanger – about 2 ½” x 3 ½”
Christmas House Ornament PDF Pattern – found at Creatin’ In The Sticks Craftsy Store – Here
Fabric: Merry and Bright by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics
½ yard of each fabric will yield 8 houses
112.114.19 Seeds Fog – for outside of the house
112.120.03.1 Snow Happy Red – roof, door, and windows
112.120.04.1 Winter Blooms Green – trees and wreath
Interfacing: HeatnBond Fusible – Craft extra firm
Iron on adhesive: 1 sheet of HeatnBond EZ Print Lite or HeatnBond Lite
Aurifil thread: 50wt # 2692 and #2620
Iron – I love my Oliso Pro
Ribbon – 1/8” x 9 ½”
Cardboard (poster board or cardstock) – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”
Basic sewing supplies – scissors, thread, needles, pins, sewing machine, etc.
Merry and Bright Christmas House Ornament Instructions:
**All seams are ¼” unless otherwise noted
Please read through the complete instructions before starting.
Step 1: Print pattern for the house. Make sure to print actual size.
Step 2: Cut out 1 of the house patterns from interfacing and grey fabric. Cut two rectangles from interfacing and two from red fabric – 2” x 2 ¾” for the roof.
Step 3: Bond the interfacing to the wrong side of fabrics following the package instructions.
Step 4: Print the applique pieces on a printer following the instructions by HeatnBond Lite EZ Print or trace the patterns with a permanent marker onto the paper side of HeatnBond Lite. Fuse the patterns to the wrong side of fabrics following the manufacturer’s instructions and cut out the applique pieces. Use the pattern key as a guide to place the applique pieces on the house pattern after peeling the backing paper off. Once all the pieces are in place, bond the pieces all at once to the house following the manufacturer’s instructions.
To finish the appliques, stitch around the edges of the appliques twice using a straight stitch with Aurifil thread: 50wt # 2692. Stitch lines on windows by stitching the lines in the middle both horizontally and vertically.
Step 5: Stitch the house together following the steps in the PDF pattern.
Step 6: Turn the tiny house right side out, place the cardboard in the bottom, stuff it with fiberfill, and stitch up the last wall.
How cute would a tree be with a house theme? Hmmm.