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House Christmas Tree Topper DIY

Author Emma Chapman


  • thin cardboard
  • felt
  • glitter
  • pipe cleaners
  • embroidery thread
  • paint + brush
  • tape
  • glue


  1. Make the house shape from the cardboard and tape. Keep in mind this will go on top of the tree so you don’t necessarily want the bottom opening to be oversized. 

  2. Paint the house. This is so if there are small gaps in your felt, you won’t see the cardboard color. I also painted most of the inside since I was reusing cardboard I had and didn’t want any text or logos to show through the windows.

  3. Glue felt to the exterior. I chose to do a white house, with a tan roof, dark brown outlined windows, and a pink door.

  4. Add any embellishments to the exterior. I added small pipe cleaner wreaths to the door and side windows. I also used glue and glitter to add a snowy look to the roof and edges of the windows.

  5. Once everything is fully dry, you’re ready to add this to the top of your tree!