About This Project
Add a light and watch your darling Holiday house come to life!
Carefully pop out all window openings.
Fold all 4 sides of house along score line including side flaps. Also fold down roof supports.
Open house flat and place face down on your work space.
Using vellum cut windows measuring 11⁄2” x 21⁄2”.
Draw“windowpanes”using gray or blackmarker (fig1-a).
Place adhesive around window opening and attach to chipboard house.
Note: windows are attached to inside of house.
Using green decorative cardstock cut 1⁄2”x2” strips. You will need 2 per window.
Attach shutters along both sides of all the windows.
Nudge shutters over window cutout slightly (fig. 1-b).
To give the shutters dimension, attach cardstock to a piece of chipboard 4”x8”. You may also use the window pop-outs. Glue sticks work best for attaching large pieces ofcardstock to chipboard.
When the adhesive has set, trim around the cardstock and cut into 1⁄2” x 2” shutters (2 per window).
Apply adhesive to chipboard door and attach to green decorative cardstock.
When adhesive has set trim around the chipboard.
Punch a door knob using round paper punch and carefully attach to door.
Attach door to house.
4. Assembly of House
With house face up, apply adhesive to flap. Use enough adhesive to secure a tight bond.
Fold the corners of house in and attach flap to inside of house.
Secure corners with clips and allow to set.
When the bond has set attach white decorative trim to corners (see #5).
5. Decorative Trim
Using rotary trimmer with scallop blade or decorative scissors, cut 2 strips of white trim 1” wide and at least 9” in length. Set these aside. You will use later to cover the edge of the base.
Cut out a chimney cap using the Chimney Cap template. Also set aside.
Cut 4-5 pieces white trim 1⁄2” - 3⁄4” wide.
Cut 4 pieces of the narrow trim 6” in length.
Fold lengthwise and crease.(Using a straight edge or ruler score trim by mark a line down center of strip. Press lightly to indent the trim. This will make folding the trim much easier).
Apply adhesive down center of trim and attach to corner of house.
Trim away any excess.
Fold center score line of chipboard roof creating the peak. Also fold the score lines on the fascia (front edge of roof).
Apply adhesive to flaps and secure fascia to under side of roof creating a secure roof.
Attach clips to corners and allow adhesive to set.
7. Chimney & Dormer
Fold scored lines of chimney. Apply adhesive to side flap. Fold chimney in and secure tab on inside of chimney.
Attach clips to corner and allow adhesive to set.
Trim corner edges of chimney using the same technique used on sides of house.
Fold score lines of chipboard chimney cap.
Apply adhesive to corner tab and secure on inside of cap. Again, secure with clips until adhesive has set.
Trace the score lines onto the white Chimney Cap that you set aside, using the template as a guide. clip where indicated.
Fold and secure corners with adhesive to form a cap.
Attach to chipboard cap.
Apply a small amount of adhesive around rim of chimney and attach cap.
Carefully attach chimney to roof by inserting chimney tab into small horizontal slit in roof.
Fold score-line of Dormer.
Carefully attach Dormer to roof by inserting tabs into roof.
Using “snow” template as a guide, cut out “snow”. Attach randomly to roof. Follow guidelines to fold over fascia of roof & dormer.
Attach “snow” to peak of roof and dormer following guides on templates.
8. Attaching House to Base
Cover 9” cake round with white cardstock and trim.
Using the pieces of 1” trim you set aside, cut lengthwise down center so you have trim pieces that are straight on one side and scallop on the other.
Carefully draw the trim over the edge of a table. This will slightly curl the trim for easier attachment to the round base.
Apply tacky glue to the edge of the cardboard base and attach trim to cover the corrugated edge.
Apply adhesive to bottom of house and place on covered base.
Press in place.
Follow instructions on Template Guide to create tress.
Apply adhesive to bottom of trees and attach randomly to base.
Punch Holly using green cardstock and attach to shutters, door and peaks of house.
Using Red Stickles Glitter Glue or Nuvo Crystal Drops, you can add berries to the holly.
Punch circles of gray cardstock for walkway....set aside.
Mix equal parts SHAVING CREAM (not Gel) & WHITE GLUE to make snow
Thoroughly mix Puff Paint with flat paint brush 1⁄4” - 1⁄2” wide.
Apply paint to corner trim on house.
Continue applying Puff Paint to all pieces of paper “snow”.
Swirl brush to give snow texture.
Cover dormer and peak of roof as well as chimney cap.
Apply dabs of snow on top of windows and door. (fig 3-a)
Spread Puff Paint to base swirling around trees. Apply to base of house as well.
Press gray circles you set aside to create a walk way in front of the door.
Sprinkle glitter on “snow” while it is still wet.
Snow will puff up as it dries.
Allow snow to dry overnight.
Download PDF instructions. Includes all templates referenced above.
What You'll Need
Chipboard “Gingerbread” Funky House CHS-02
Adhesive (tacky craft glues work best)
Rotary paper trimmer with straight blade and scallop blade (or decorative scissors).
Heavy green cardstock (trees)
9” cake round
8”x8” white vellum
4 sheets white cardstock
Green decorative paper
Scrap green cardstock (leaves) & gray (stepping stones)
Fine tip gray marker
Puff Paint...recipe below
Paper clips or removable tape
Craft razor knife
1” round punch
4”x8” scrap chipboard(or use window pop-outs)
Red Stickles or Nuvo Crystal Drops
Single corded light – available at most Craft & Hobby stores