Years ago Hubs and I made ornaments for our friends and family for Christmas gifts.
Our dining room table was our workshop for weeks.
We would start with wooden birdhouse shapes from the craft store and add other odds and ends until we had an ornament we were happy with.
This ornament started with "stones" cut out of different shades of leather. We filled in around the leather pieces with puffy paint "mortar". The roof is a small piece of copper with tiny nails to hold it down. This stone house is one of my favorites!
This ornament was made to look like a little gingerbread house. We used a nail to hammer indentations into the wood to mimic gingerbread (or graham crackers). More puffy paint looks like frosting. We added pompom wreaths, tiny bows, and tiny candy canes for decorations. The shutters are adorned with heart shaped jewels. Fifteen years later, this ornament looks good enough to eat!
What are your favorite ornaments?