Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #24 – Felt Front Houses

For this Iron Craft challenge we were asked to create some festive decor. I was inspired by some glitter roofed, felt front houses I saw at Target. They caught my eye everything I was there and I knew I had everything at home to make them other than the wooden houses. So, a quick trip to the craft store and I was ready to go.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses
What I ended up using for the wooden house is actually a birdhouse, but since I was just going to show the back it worked fine. These unfinished birdhouses are pretty cheap, you can get small ones for as little as a $1 and I think I paid less than $5 for these larger ones.

I’m quite happy with how these turned out. (Though, I wish you could see the glittery roof better in the photo.) The simplicity of the style goes well with out modern Scandinavian decor. I was very worried about cutting windows that looked even and straight, but taking time with the ruler and exacto knife really made a difference.

Felt Front Houses

Supplies:

  • unfinished wooden birdhouse or house
  • white acrylic paint
  • glue
  • white glitter
  • scrap paper
  • ruler
  • pen
  • scissors
  • red felt
  • exacto knife
  • small paintbrush

1. Paint the roof of the house white.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses
2. Coat the roof with a thick coat of glue and cover with glitter, pressing the glitter into the glue. (You could also use Modge Podge for this step.)
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses
Shake off any excess glitter.

3.Use a ruler to measure the front of the house and use those measurements to draw out a pattern on paper. Cut the pattern out.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses
Use the paper pattern to cut the shape out of the felt.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses
Recheck the felt piece on the front of the house and trim is needed.

4. On the back of the felt piece, use a ruler and pen to draw out a door and windows. (I used a spool of thread to trace the round window.)
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses
Use the exacto knife and ruler to cut out the pieces.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses

5. Spread a thin layer of glue on the back of the felt piece, being careful to get to the sides and window panes. Glue on to the front of the house.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #25 - Felt Fronted Houses

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