Paper Gingerbread House Template
Papercraft gingerbread house
My gorgeous little paper gingerbread house template is a lovely little craft project that's perfect for when you're feeling festive - make these cute little light-up houses as seasonal home decorations!
I also think that they'd make cute home decor in all different colours at any time of the year!
I've made my template in a gingerbread beige/tan for the house walls, and a cute red roof - I also tried out a little house in a soft grey with a red roof - I love them both - you can definitely stick with these for a simple and festive look or get creative with different colour roofs and even walls - have fun with your creations!
I've lit my gingerbread houses with battery tea light candles but you could also use fairy lights or other suitable battery lights - it's important NOT to use a candle with a real flame as the houses are made of paper and cardstock, so it could be very dangerous. So keep it safe, always!
You don't even need to light up the houses if you don't want to - they look lovely even when they're not lit!
I was inspired to make the 3D paper gingerbread house template design by my 2D (flat) gingerbread house SVG design, that's been popular each Christmas - I imagined it as a cute 3D little house that could be lit-up, so I wanted to make it so!
My paper gingerbread house template is fun to make and quite easy (the gluing can be a little bit fiddly) - especially as I take you through all the instructions step by step...
3D gingerbread house template - SVG, DXF, EPS, PNG
Papercraft 3D gingerbread house
I know you'll enjoy making this cute little gingerbread house - the instructions are quite long as I photographed absolutely everything that I was doing, so I've split the instructions into two parts...
There's a separate part of the instructions for setting up the score lines in Cricut Design Space - this may be useful to you even if you're not using a Cricut as it will likely help you understand the correct process for your own cutting machine.
You may also choose to score by hand instead of with the cutting machine. You can do this with a blunt point like a knitting needle, along with a metal ruler. If you're cutting with the cutting machine but scoring by hand, please remember to delete the score lines in your cutting machine program.
Then, once everything is cut and scored, I've got the instructions for folding and assembling the pieces to make the gingerbread house up - that's later on this page...
I'll guide you through where you need to be and when, so please just follow through the tutorial, starting with what you'll need to make your paper gingerbread house template, just below...