A friend of mine showed me the pic of a cute felt storage house that she got from Kmart for her son. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be great for stashing presents in like a santa sack!
With some felt details and a hot glue gun, I added a few Christmas touches that make it look at home under the Christmas Tree. I like that it is sturdy and it is also huge allowing it to hold many prezzies.
When Christmas is done and dusted it is going to become a storage bag for Christmas decorations.
What You’ll Need
- Hot glue gun
- 2 x white felt sheets
- 1 x red felt sheet
- 1 x yellow felt sheet
- 1 x dark green felt sheet
- 1 x light blue felt sheet
- 1 x brown felt sheet
For the snow:
Grab the white felt sheet and cut in half lengthways. Cut the bottom of each sheet in a wiggly line so it looks as though snow has fallen and settled on the roof. Lay one over the other and glue to the roof right up to the corners. Note: I used 2 sheets of felt as they were too small to go all the way across but if you have a large sheet of white felt you may not have to cut it.
Use the remainder of the felt to cut smaller strips to glue onto the windowsills.
For the Door:
Use the existing painted door to measure the size. Cut out the same sized rectangle from your red felt. Cut a small circle of brown felt for the doorknob.
For the Wreath:
Cut a doughnut shape with wobbly edges for the wreath and then glue small circles of red, blue and yellow felt to it. Hot glue gun it to the red door.
For the Christmas Lights:
Measure the length of the fences at the bottom and the top two windows (or more if you wish!) and cut three thin strips from the green felt. Cut out small roughly teardrop shapes from the red, blue and yellow felt and glue them to the green strips before attaching them to the felt house storage box.
You can find the original felt storage house bag at Kmart and of course it looks good au naturelle for use at any time of the year.