Paper Gingerbread House Ornament

Hi everyone! In my new video tutorial, we’re creating an adorable miniature gingerbread house out of paper, that you can hang on your Christmas tree!

This idea was inspired by one of my most popular Christmas tutorials, my Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial! I loved creating the tiny gingerbread house for the snow globe, and I thought it would make a fun ornament also!

Click the image below to watch the tutorial:

Materials:

  • Card stock in a gingerbread color – you’ll want to use heavier paper for this
  • Puffy paint / 3D paint in white and multiple colors
  • Ruler
  • Scoring tool (or a pen that no longer writes)
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Ribbon to hang the ornament
  • Glue – I like to use hot glue for this type of project, but use whatever you prefer!

 

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Gingerbread House Ornament 1 of 1

 

Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

 
 
 

Amazon products used in this project:

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Miniature Fireplace Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar!

Hi everyone! Hope your holiday season is off to a great start. This week I’m bringing you one of my favorite Christmas projects I’ve ever designed! It’s a Christmas Countdown Calendar / Advent Calendar that looks like an adorable miniature fireplace and mantle, complete with hanging miniature stockings!

Click the image below to watch the tutorial:

 

This calendar uses blocks to count down the days, and has the capability to start the countdown as far back as 32 days before Christmas.

Materials:

  • Card stock (you’ll definitely want to use thicker, heavier paper for this project – thin paper won’t work right) You’ll need 4-5 colors of paper.
  • Strong glue (I used both hot glue and Tombow mono liguid glue)
  • Scoring tool or bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Letter & number stickers, or cut out ones with a die cutting machine (or you can just hand write everything – I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters and numbers out)
  • Pencil
  • Metal brads (optional – use them to hang the stockings from)

 

Have a cutting machine? The SVG file of this project is available here in my Etsy shop!

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Stocking patterns:

Stockings 2 of 2

Stockings 1 of 2

 

Block pattern (you’ll need to print two of these):

Block 1 of 1

 

Fireplace patterns (use same color for both):

Fireplace 2 of 2

Fireplace 1 of 2

 

You’ll also need to cut a piece of card stock to the size of 5.5″ wide x 9″ tall.

 

You’ll need to put the following numbers on the blocks:

Block One: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Block Two: 0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8

The 6 will need to be able to look like a 9 when flipped over.

 

Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have any questions, and please tell me if you made it 🙂

Note: This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell what you make from this file, altered or unaltered.

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DIY Custom Wrapping Paper & DIY Stamps

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making diy custom wrapping using a stamp you can create yourself!

This is a great way to make your gift wrapping more personal and special this christmas! It also works great for other occasions such as birthdays, weddings, Valentine’s Day or any other gift-giving occasion.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour (for both stamp making and time letting the paper dry)

Materials:

  • Craft foam that comes in sheets, I used the extra thick 1/4″ kind from Michaels, but the thinner kind should also work
  • X-Acto knife or scissors to cut the foam
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Hot glue or other adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Piece of wood to attach the stamp to
  • Acrylic paint
  • Solid colored paper that can be used for wrapping

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

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DIY Snowflake Window Clings

In this video tutorial, make your own window clings using puffy paint/fabric paint!

 

I found that they can be a bit tricky to peel off the wax paper and may not stay on your window long term – so keep this in mind. If you’ve found a solution to these issues, please comment below and share your tips 🙂 That said, these are super easy to make and are a fun addition to your windows!

Click here to view & print the snowflake template:

Snowflake window cling template

 

To create the snowflakes, I used Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint in the color “Crystal Sparkles,” which I ordered from Hobby Lobby. This particular paint worked very well for this project, but I’m sure you could use other brands and colors as well.

Also, don’t feel limited to only making the snowflakes on this template. You could also easily freehand your own, all you really need is wax paper and paint.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

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Mini Gingerbread House Gable Box Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a tiny gable box that looks like a gingerbread house! These are the perfect size for small gifts such as gift cards, jewelry, candy, and more.

 

 

I’ve always liked gingerbread houses (if you’ve seen a few of my Christmas tutorials like my Simple Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial, Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial, or my Halloween Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial I didn’t have to tell you that! 🙂 ) For this project, I thought a gable box might be the perfect shape to turn into a gingerbread house, and I think it worked really well.

Because this project involves an X-Acto knife, please ask someone to supervise if you are young 🙂

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour

Materials:

  • Kraft card stock paper (works great and is already gingerbread colored!)
  • White gel pen
  • Fine white glitter
  • X-Acto knife
  • Score tool
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Gingerbread gable box 1/2

Gingerbread gable box 2/2

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG file of this project available for purchase here!

 

Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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DIY Paper Shadowbox Nativity Scene + Free SVG Cut File!

Hi everyone! In this week’s tutorial, we are creating a paper nativity shadowbox scene! The results of this project are beautiful!

Materials needed (for the hand-cut method):

  • Card stock – the paper you use needs to have some thickness to it. I suggest white card stock for the inside and glitter or colored card stock for the stable.
  • X-acto knife
  • Fairy lights or other small lights
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 1/4 inch thick foam core board or similar to put between layers

 

Click here to view & print the hand-cut patterns:

nativityhandcut4

nativityhandcut3

nativityhandcut2

nativityhandcut1

 

Free SVG files* (right click on them, and click Save Image As. The fold lines are intended to be set to score with your machine. This file is optimized for Cricut machines):

 

Let me know if you have questions, and merry Christmas!

If you liked this SVG file, please consider checking out all of them here in my Etsy shop 🙂

 

 

 

*The SVG files are for your personal use only and not be transferred, sold, or given away in any way.

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Paper Honeycomb Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Paper Ornament

Paper Ornament

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a honeycomb Christmas ornament out of paper!

 

It looks quite complex, but is actually very easy! The most time consuming part is just cutting the pieces, and if you have a cutting machine such as a Cricut, you’ll have it made in no time at all!

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper – try to get the thinnest paper you can. This works great with doubled sided paper, as both sides will show – but unfortunately it is hard to find thin paper of this kind. I just used single sided thin scrapbook paper, which works just fine!
  • Glue – I used my go-to hot glue, and it worked great. Feel free to try other adhesives, but it needs hold strong.
  • Scissors
  • String or ribbon for the hanger
  • Pencil

Honeycomb Ornament Pattern (For cutting by hand) You’ll need to cut 18 of these, which took about 3 sheets of 12×12 paper for me.

 

Here is the .PNG for use with cutting machines:

 

 

Merry Christmas!
Feel free to comment below if you have questions 🙂

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DIY Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

 

In this video tutorial, we’re creating a fun Advent calendar to countdown to Christmas with!

 

 

Here’s how it works: there are 25 cards (you can place a written message inside each one, such as a fun Christmas activity idea, bible verse, etc.). Each card has a number on one side, and a section of a picture on the other. Start with all the numbers showing, and starting on December 1st, turn over one card each day. By Christmas, the picture will be completely revealed!

For this project, I created a picture of a Christmas tree using paper, but you can also use a photo instead! Just go to a printing place and print a square picture that is sized 12″ x 12″. Then just follow the rest of the steps.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Merry Christmas!

Feel free to comment if you have a question 🙂

 

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