Make Your Own Hobbit House Card With FREE Templates



If you've ever dreamed of living in a Hobbit home, here's a sweet Hobbit house card project with a completely free template for you to download and print. A greetings card to wow any LOTR and fantasy fan.

This step-by-step card-making project with a free downloadable template shows you how to craft your very own Hobbit house complete with a big, round door and white picket fence. All you need is a printer, some color cardstock, scissors and glue to make your round-door home.

A project that adult paper-crafting fans will enjoy and one that kids will love to join in with by decorating the classic Hobbit abode with flowers, butterfly stickers and more to create a creative and unique Lord of the Rings and fantasy themed card.

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Make Your Own DIY Hobbit House Card With FREE Template Printables


Make Your Own DIY Hobbit House Card With FREE Template Printables at CraftyMarie

Make your very own Hobbit home. Just like the one that Bilbo Baggins lives in. This super easy card making tutorial makes things very quick and easy by providing a free shaped template that you can print off and use.

This unique Hobbit home card features the classic, large round Hobbit door which is seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.


The round door is actually on the inside of the greetings card and the outside is a charming white picket fence which you open up to wander up the path to a home fit for any Bilbo or Frodo Baggins of the Shire. This makes a great project which kids will also love to decorate by adding in a fantasy garden too.

What You Need to Make a Hobbit House Card:

The free printable template, provided near the end of this tutorial
Assorted colors of paper and cardstock
Embellishments of choice such as buttons, flowers, ribbon
Scissors, glue

Printed Lord of the Rings Fantasy Inspired Hobbit House card template printable free design at CraftyMarie

Step 1: Print Off the Hobbit House Template

Above, you can see how I use the free Hobbit Card template printable with all the main parts cut out. If you can print it straight onto card, that will make using much easier.

Alternatively, you can print the template out onto paper then glue the individual parts onto any scraps of cardboard you have. Cereal packet boxes are a good way to recycle card that you may naturally have in the home.

You might need to print your template out 2 or 3 times to be able to cut out all the items that you need to draw around in order make your cards. I like to save all the template pieces in a labeled envelope so I can easily re-use the template whenever I need or want to make another Hobbit themed card.

Making paper circles for a round hobbit door papercraft craft card making by craftymarie

Step 2: Start by Making the Hobbit Door

The classic Hobbit door as shown in the movies is a big round wooden door which is painted and has a circular brick surround.


To make an authentic looking Hobbit door for your card, you need to trace around the largest circle of the template on brown card or paper and cut it out. Then trace and cut the smaller circle from green card or paper.

Bilbo Baggin's door in The Hobbit is described as being green which is why I've opted for that color. I got lucky and found this stripy, green card for my design which has the look of painted wood.

Paper version of fantasy Tolkien Hobbit door for a handmade card design

Step 3: Assemble the Hobbit Door

It's very easy to assemble your Hobbit door. Simply glue the green paper or card into the middle of the larger, brown piece.

You can use any type of glue suitable for paper or card. I always prefer double-sided adhesive for paper crafting because it is a cleaner way to craft. My daughter prefers glue adhesives because she delights in getting messy.

The real Hobbit door features a brass knob in the middle. You can use a brad, a round sticker, a flat-backed gemstone or opt for a button to recreate this feature.

Start to assemble the handmade Hobbit inspired DIY greeting card

Step 4: Start to Assemble the Hobbit Inspired Card

Make the main card shape by drawing around the main part of the template which has the curvy roof on one side and across the dashed line on top of the picket fence on the other.

Fold the shorter front piece of card (which will have the picket fence stuck on top) over the taller side to make the basic card shape.

Now stick the round door you made just behind the front picket fence flap, with the middle door knob just peeking above the top.

Creating the Hobbit inspired Lord of the Rings handmade greeting birthday card

Step 5: Adding in the Windows to the Card Design

Use the smaller circles on your template to create the round windows for your home.

Glue these windows either side of the round door as shown.

Laying white strips of paper across the greeting card front

Step 6: Starting to Assemble the Picket Fence Section

Trim the little Hobbit house windows so they are cut flush with the sides of the card. It's easiest to do this by turning the card over to the back so that you can see where the overlap is.

Next, cut out two thin horizontal fence panels from white card and glue these into place as shown on the photograph.

Instead of gluing these fence panels on, you could also draw them onto the front of your card with a ruler. Alternatively, you could use strips of white stickers for the same effect.

Starting to make the white picket fence on the front of the inspired Hobbit house card design

Step 7: Continuing With the Front of the Card and Picket Fence

Now cut the front flap of card down to the top edge of your horizontal white fencing. You can see more of the wonderful Hobbit door now.

Cut out 5 upright picket fence panels which all have pointy tops. Glue the 5 panels evenly across the card front.

Start with the middle piece because you can line this up right under the door knob, then add on the two end panels flush with either side of the card front. It's easy then to add the last two panels and get them spaced neatly.

Adding a grassy roof to the Hobbit home DIY greeting card

Step 8: Adding on the Grass Roof

Hobbit homes tend to be cut into the side of hills so often feature a grass roof. You can make a quick grass roof by cutting a piece of green card or paper to match the width of the folded card and round the corners at the top by snipping round them with scissors.

You can glue the green card to the back of your Hobbit home card so it is poking up enough to look like a grassy roof or you can optionally add in some nice textured grass ribbon first as you'll see in the following step.

Green colored card and ribbon

Step 9: Using Green Ribbon for the Roof of the House Card

There are lots of ways you could add in some texture to your gassy roof including scrunched up tissue paper, painted cotton wool balls or knitting wool. Use whatever you have to hand which is what I did.

In my ribbon stash, I discovered some thin green ribbon with threaded loops down either side. Perfect.

Stick one end of ribbon down with sticky tape, pull it up just over the top of the green card, fold the ribbon down again and stick with tape. Repeat all the way across the card to make a ribbon roof.

Part finished Bilbo Baggins Lord of the Rings Inspired Greeting Card

Step 10: Add the Roof Area to the Top of the Hobbit Card

Just to ensure that any Hobbits who want to move in to your new abode are not exposed to the harsh elements like rain, we'd better stick the roof on.

Glue or tape the green roof to the back of the Hobbit card. I had to use sticky tape to fix the ribbon decorated roof in place. I then added some wavy, green ribbon in a different shade along the top of the home.

Decorating the Hobbit LOTR Lord of the Rings Fantasy Card With Flower and Butterfly Embellishments

Step 11: Decorate Your New Hobbit Home

Of course, the really fun part is in decorating your new home. This is the part which kids will enjoy most if they are making this craft project.

Keep kids occupied with a crafty pursuit by making up a blank hobbit home card for each child and then laying out lots of fun things they can use to decorate the new houses with.

Try fabric flowers, paper flowers, punched flowers and leaves, sequins, shaped confetti, ribbon, scrunched up tissue paper, color pens and pencils, brads, stickers, flat-backed gems and more. Have fun.

Don't Forget to Get the Free Printable Template

I made the Hobbit House card from scratch by drawing it out, using cups to make the circles. To save you time, I've made a handy template which features all the main elements.

Free printable Hobbit House card template by CraftyMarie Please share the web page and not the printable thank you
Click on the image to open up the full size which is best for printing and choose "Save As" or "Save Image As" to download it. If you don't open this in a new tab, you may need to use the back button to get back easily to the blog.

Right-click (or press and hold for touchscreens) on the image and choose "Save As" or "Save Image As" to download it and save a copy of the pattern to your own device.

Note: This free printable is for your personal use only. You are welcome to blog about how you've used this freebie along with your own photos providing that you include a link back to this page.

Free Hobbit house card making tutorial at CraftyMarie with free printable templates papercraft crafting fantasy

You can also see another Hobbit house card here which I made using paper punched leaves to give the idea of a grassy and woodland roof on the home instead of ribbon. There are many ways in which you can make this project totally unique.

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