I’m not a big holiday person, and since we typically don’t spend it at our house, I don’t do a lot of decorating. But since this is the first Christmas in our new house, I am excited to add some holiday-themed items around our new space.
I came across a post with these paper gingerbread inspired houses and decided I wanted to make a scaled down version to put on our mantel.
I was really excited because the post had free templates that you can use for the project – either to cut by hand or with your Silhouette or Cricut.
The author did add a note that she’s new to Cricut, so she provided PNG files rather than SVG. I downloaded the files provided and did a little bit of tweaking to them in Photoshop and the Cricut Design Space so I could utilize my scoring tool.
- Siding – Brown Craft Paper out of the Bountiful Harvest Assortment Pack and drew on the details with a white gel pen.
- Roof, chimney and door overhang – Stardream Metallic in Ruby
- Door and Shutters – Basis Navy
- Siding – Basis Navy Card Stock
- Roof, shutters and door overhang – Classic Crest Recycled 100 Bright White Card Stock
- Door – Basis Gray Card Stock
- Siding – Basis Light Blue Card Stock
- Roof and door overhang – Basis Gray Card Stock
- Shutters – Basis Navy Card Stock
- Door – Curious Metallic Silver Card Stock
- Siding – Classic Crest Recycled 100 Bright White Card Stock and then I drew on details with a silver gel pen.
- Roof – Curious Metallic Silver Card Stock
- Door – Basis Green Card Stock
- Chimney and door overhang – Basis Gray Card Stock
All of the trees, bushes and wreaths are made out of Basis Olive Card Stock. I used hot glue to put everything together, this kept the paper from warping at all.
This project came together pretty quickly and would be a fun weekend craft, adding the detail is what took the most time so if you’re looking or something quick just keep this one simple.
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