Bring some winter woodland charm to your home with our 3D paper cabin. Designer Krista has a knack for all crafts adorable. In addition to this whimsical craft, she has also made these cute woodland ornaments. For this project, we recommend using a cutting machine. But if you don’t have access to a cutting machine, you can cut out our template using an X-Acto blade and ruler for just as beautiful of results.

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Cabin Fever

If you’re stuck inside due to snow or you just like to hibernate a bit more during the month of December, this is a great winter craft to work on. Not only is it super cute and easy to make—it’s also a perfect addition to your holiday décor. We placed our 3D paper cabin in a glass dome with some battery-powered tea lights to give it that warm Christmasy feel.

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  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above. Then download the pattern at the end of this post.
  2. Cut and score the paper and vellum pieces according to the template (a cutting machine is recommended). If cutting by hand, print your PDF directly onto paper and cut with an X-Acto blade. Use a bone folder and ruler to score along the dotted lines.
  3. Fold the tabs and roof of the cabin pieces inwards where scored. Glue the wooden beams onto the front using tacky glue and a small flat paintbrush. Line the beams up with the small window in the middle.
  4. Flip it over and glue vellum inside to cover the windows.

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Photo tutorial of 3D paper winter cabin by Lia Griffith

3D paper cabin in glass dome and paper tree in glass dome on mantel with tea lights
3D paper cabin
3D paper cabin
3D paper cabin in glass dome and paper tree in glass dome on mantel
3D paper cabin
3D paper cabin in glass dome on mantel with paper tree and pine branches
3D paper cabin for winter