I created these for another site last year, but I've been wanting to post them here for you to use this year in case you missed it! They were featured last week on Apartment Therapy and that was my reminder to tell you about them here.
These are little Mid-Century Modern Inspired Houses that I designed that you can cut out and make into ornaments for your tree. Download the full color versions here and the outlined version (to color in yourself!) here.
You can either print them, cut them out, punch a little hole at the top and hang - or you can get even more creative and add things like tiny pompoms, glitter or anything else you'd like, like I did below. I found the poms at Michaels and I used glitter paint from a squeeze bottle that I also bought at Michaels, which made it very easy to control.
There's also a version that is just outlines so that your kiddos can color them in themselves.
Here they are on my pink tree from last year.
I was trying to think of other ways you could use them. They remind me of those amazing vintage Putz houses (see images of those here) so I was thinking that you could also make them into little stand-up cut-outs and create your own little miniature village with them.
I just added little cardboard strips (cut from yogurt box) and taped them to the back (of course your's would be sans the punched hole at the top - I just used my ornaments for the photos):
This would be a fun little imaginative activity for the kiddos. They could even add miniatures, or if you're like me and you like taking photos of tiny things, you could play around with forced perspective.
I used a piece of burlap and layered cardboard boxes underneath to prop up some of the houses so that they look like they're sitting on a hill.
I hope you enjoy these! If you take photos of your ornaments or little village, please add them to my Flickr Group! I'd love to see.
The Fine Print: These are only for Personal Use. No Commercial Use, please. Thank-you.