I am super excited about this craft!! Do y’all love your scrap wood pile as much as we do? I know I constantly pick through my scraps looking for project inspiration. THIS TIME the inspiration came straight from Michael’s! When I was in the check out line, I saw these little pieces of scrap wood for 99 cents!! I was instantly inspired and could’t wait to get them home. Listen y’all, I know for a fact I have similar pieces in the scrap wood pile, but finding them already cut and so cheap was a HUGE bonus. You can easily cut your own and save the $2 I spent!
I instantly saw tiny houses when I looked at them. Don’t you? Here’s what I used to turn these into the perfect little farmhouse touch for your home!
- 2 scrap wood house shaped pieces. I found them precut at Michael’s for 99 cents. Feel free to cut your own from your personal scrap wood stash
- Optional- Bakers Twine
- Optional- Sanding Sponge
- Optional- Wooden Beads
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
I think that’s pretty much it. If you are a crafter, you probably have most of the list laying around the house.
The first thing I did was paint the blocks a blue/gray color. I’m not sure what the specific color is because I got it off the oops shelf at Lowes. Just one light coat of paint should be plenty.
While the paint dried I worked on some of the details for my little house. Y’all I’m wooden bead and tassel obsessed right now!! I can’t help it. This is completely optional for this project. You can use anything you want to decorate your house! I’ll walk you through how I did my wooden bead chain and tassel for this project, just incase you are as obsessed as I am!
First, I took the bakers twine I got at the dollar tree, and made a little loop. Then, I took a smaller piece of twine and tied the loop together at the top to make my string for the beads.
Next, I pinched the top of the loop and wrapped a small piece of white yarn around it, securing it with hot glue. You don’t have to use yarn. You can use any material you want to wrap around the top of the tassel. Last, I cut the loops at the bottom to make the fringe of the tassel. TA DA!!! That’s how you make a tassel.. Super simple!!!
Bead stringing time!! I found it easiest to take a large needle and thread the top of the bakers twine through so that I can easily string the beads.
At this point my paint was dry. I put a considerable amount of glue on the natural wood side of the blocks, then attached them to each other to make my house bigger.
Time for my favorite!!! If you know Erin and I, you know we like to distress things, and probably one of our favorite crafting tools is our sanding sponge. Erin likes to call it her eraser! I lightly sanded all around the edges and front of the house until I liked the way it looked.
Grab your jute and cut yourself a nice long piece. Long enough to wrap around the house a couple of times. Not only will it really make it look like a tiny house, but it will also help secure them.
Have fun with this part! You can choose whatever embellishments you want I finished my little house out with the wooden bead/tassel I made, and a Re-Fabbed Bow. You can see how to make the Re-Fabbed bow by going here.
Y’ALL!!! I absolutely love how it turned out! You can leave it just like this, but I kind of felt like it needed a little something else!
So I broke out the Chalk Couture! I used the Classic Serif Font transfer to add an “h” to my house. I think it is just what it needed!
Can you say LOVE!!! For something so simple, and SO CHEAP to make, it turned out absolutely adorable!! I’m thinking it would be a great little stocking stuffer, or Christmas gift, FOR SURE!
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