We had a few ornament casualties in the move, so I thought I would make a couple of new ones that are less breakable. After a couple of duds, I came up with this home sweet home ornament DIY using wallpaper samples and a couple of things I already had around the house. The whole project cost me about $2 for 4 ornaments because I only had to buy one thing. Here's how to make your own...
house-shaped wood cut-outs (same exact ones here) // mod podge // scissors // paint brush // paper awl // wallpaper scraps or samples // string // wooden beads
Step by Step Tutorial:
1. If you are using wallpaper samples (instead of scraps), remove the paper backing your samples are attached to first. Then trace your house shape onto the wallpaper, with the good side of the wallpaper facing up.
2. Cut the house shape out.
3. Apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge or craft glue to the wood surface and secure the wallpaper cut out. Smoothing out the paper, as you attach it, from the center out.
4. Once the glue is dry, flip the house over and follow steps 1-3 once more. So that both sides of the house are now covered in wall paper. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to both sides of the now completely wallpapered house and let it dry.
5. Poke a hole through the top of your house, using a paper awl (or a drill if you prefer) and add string. Optional: String a wooden bead through your string. Tie it off and cut off the excess string.
And you are ready to hang on the Christmas tree. Here's the step by step in photos...
And here are the finished ornaments, hanging...