How cute is our 3D paper cabin? Designer Krista has a knack for all crafts adorable. With this project, bring some winter woodland charm to your home. 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.
- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Small Flat Paintbrush
- Cricut Scraper or Bone Folder
- X-Acto Blade & Ruler (if cutting by hand)
- Paper Papers Curious Metallic Text Weight Paper in Cryogen White
- Paper Papers CT Translucent Text Weight Vellum in Platinum
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- Battery Tea Lights
- Glass Domes
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- 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.
- 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.
- Flip it over and glue vellum inside to cover the windows.
- Form a 90° angle with the sides of the cabin and glue the long tab to the roof to form half of the cabin. Repeat for the second half.
- Apply glue to the small tabs on the sides of the cabin to attach the halves together to make the cabin.
- Fold the roof in half and glue on top. Fold and glue the snow on top.
- Glue the icicle eaves to the front and back of cabin.
- Fold and glue the chimney together with the icicles at the top. Apply glue to the angled tabs and attach to the roof. Glue the smoke plume just inside the chimney top.
- For the two smaller trees — fold one piece in half and apply glue along the spine. Attach to the middle of the second half. Repeat for both trees.
- Fold the bottom of the fence posts and glue them to the circular base (cut to fit the bottom of the glass globe). Glue the deer to the fence.
- Add a couple dots of hot glue to attach the two smaller trees to the sides of the house. Do not attach the cabin to the base if you plan to use battery powered tea lights inside — you will need to be able to turn them off!
- To make the big tree for the smaller dome, fold all three tree pieces in half. Apply glue along the spines and attach together.
- Place your cabin in your glass dome with battery tea lights.
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