Fabulous DIY paper houses for Christmas: templates and master-classes

paper houses for Christmas

It is very easy to craft Christmas houses from paper using the templates. Thanks to a vibrant coloration and themed decor, such houses look bright and positive and can create the right mood before the Christmas holidays.

Your children will be delighted with both the process and the result of their work.

Necessary materials:

  • Colored cardboard;
  • A glue stick;
  • Scissors;
  • Graphite pencil;
  • Figure hole-punch;
  • Any Christmas decor (beads, paillettes, stickers)

Amazing do-it-yourself Christmas houses made from paper

1. Winter paper house

paper houses for Christmas

It is an easy-to-make classic house which, nevertheless, looks pretty lovely. Use the provided template to craft such a house. In the photo below, you can see the template of the house itself and its roof.

paper houses for Christmas

Print up this template and scissor out the workpiece from colored cardboard. Make accurately window cutouts. This step is, perhaps, the most difficult, especially if the house is of a small size. Tiny windows are better to be cut with cuticle scissors.

paper houses for Christmas

Make the necessary folds: from the side to glue the house and from the top where the roof will be attached. You will also need to make cross folds after each square part of the house.

paper houses for Christmas

Apply some glue on the sidepiece and glue the house.

paper houses for Christmas

Scissor out a rectangle from colored cardboard and fold it double – it will be a roof.

paper houses for Christmas

Glue the roof in the area designated for this at the top of the house.

paper houses for Christmas

The winter paper house is almost ready, the only thing left is to cut the doors out of cardboard, draw tiles on the roof and paste on any Christmas decor. I like snowflakes because they look interesting and suitable. I made them using a figured hole-punch. If you have a bigger house, you can cut all kinds of beautiful snowflakes whose templates are abundantly provided on the internet.

paper houses for Christmas

2. Christmas paper house

paper houses for Christmas

Despite a seeming complexity of the roof, this variant of a paper Christmas house is the simplest. The house is also very easy and quick to craft. Print the house template and scissor out the workpiece from colored cardboard.

paper houses for Christmas

The fold lines are marked as dotted lines on the template photo.

The fold lines are marked as dotted lines on the template photo.

Bend them to one side. That is, you need to make folds after each square, at the side, and in the roof area. On the roof, you need to make bends thoroughly and accurately to get even triangles when bending. For this, you can use a ruler, a protractor or a plastic card.

The fold lines are marked as dotted lines on the template photo.

Glue the side part of the house.

The fold lines are marked as dotted lines on the template photo.

Then, glue a long pointed roof.

The fold lines are marked as dotted lines on the template photo.

The remaining steps are very easy because you do not have to cut the windows out. Scissor out rectangles out of yellow-colored paper, draw crossed lines on them and glue the resulting windows. Scissor out the doors and paint the roof. Embellish the little house with any decor – snowflakes, beads or paillettes.

paper houses for Christmas

3. Little fairy-tale paper house

Little fairy-tale paper house

You even do not need a template for this house – so easy it is to do! Cut a stripe of colored cardboard and glue its ends to make a tube. The width and height play no meaningful role, so it is up to you to decide the house’s dimensions.

Little fairy-tale paper house

Cut a circle of colored cardboard so that it is 2-3 cm wider than the tube’s circumference; then cut it in half.

Little fairy-tale paper house

Shape the workpiece into a cone and glue it – this will be the roof of the house.

fairy-tale paper house

Now, the roof needs tiling. You will need circles made of colored cardboard. The size of circles is not critical, but you should remember that working with smaller circles will slightly prolong the process.

fairy-tale paper house

Glue circles on the roof starting from the bottom.

fairy-tale paper house

The roof can be monochrome, striped (as mine) or even motley if to alternate the circles’ colors in each layer.

fairy-tale paper house

Apply some glue (it is better to use white craft glue for this) on the rounded edge of the tube and glue the roof. Scissor out a circular window and doors from colored paper and glue them, too. Adorn the resulting paper fairy-tale house with suitable decor. The craft is ready!

Little fairy-tale paper house

These are my dreamy paper houses – they all are bright, childish, and pretty worthy to be used as Christmas decor!

paper houses for Christmas

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