My daughter sent me a photo of a simple little house-shaped ornament with the year on it, and a key hanging underneath, and asked me to make one like it for her Christmas tree, to commemorate the purchase of their new home this year.
I could have whipped one out in 5 minutes or so, but I have this innate compulsion to make everything 67 times harder than it needs to be, so I decided to make it look like their house, instead of just a generic house.
It took a while, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! It’s made up of 4 layers of PG Maple plywood, and I have gained new respect for people who can just look at something and know what should go in which layer.
Here’s the actual house: