created by Teri Hanson © 2020
I’ve just finished creating this cute Gingerbread House in Cricut Design Space to share! For now there is only the main structure as seen below but stay tuned as I begin to finish it up and add some fun items!
The house slides over a small base that is attached to the larger base. You can omit the bases if you do not want to decorate a yard around the house. A tea light or other light sources can be placed inside (more on that later).
NOTE!!! – You may not have to change the score lines so check them. Also … files should upload in the correct sizes but do check them against the cutting guide below!
Quick Link to Project – takes you to the shop where you can download the files. Just add them to your cart.
Download now includes files for: Cricut (SVG), ScanNCut (FCM) and Silhouette (DXF). Simply choose the download for your machine.
Cutting Guides . . . before cutting please double check the file sizes in the PDF included with the download!
Enjoy the extra ideas for finishing your own house.
UPDATE: files now include a flourish for window, brick morter and a two part tree.
- Cricut Natural Kraft Board
- AC White Cardstock
- AC Red Cardstock
- AC Brown Cardstock
- Scotch Tacky Glue
- Scor-Tape 1/4″ width
- Clear matte sealer spray – any brand will work. This is only needed if you will be adding paint or wet snow materials to the house. You need to seal it first due to the water content in paint and such.
Optional finishing items . . .
- Red and white striped paper drinking straws
- Red and white flat back gems
- Cotton for chimney
- Pop dots
- Cricut Glitter Cardstock
- Aleene’s Glitter Snow
Today I made this little Elf sign from several of my old kits. Hope you like it! These additions are PNG files and will be Print and Cut files in your machine software. Watch the video below to see how I created the sign.
The other finishing images I’ve created in Cricut Design Space with images from Cricut Access as stated below.
- Tree – #M3D733
- Window Flourish – #M4437C
- Decorative Shutters – #M46734
- Chimney bricks illusion – #M8B7C033
Construction . . .
So not paying attention I did mine backwards this time lol. Pay close attention to how you have your pieces facing before you glue them remember you are working on the backside now.
- Glue the vellum pieces in the correct spots as seen below. Be sure that the tallest peak on front and back are on the right side (unlike mine). The smallest cutout on the right side should be on the right when you glue the vellum in place.
- Now orient the pieces correctly and glue them together. Start with right side with small cutout on the right, then front with tallest peak on right, then left side, the back with tallest peak on the right. That’s the correct order!
- Add vellum to the front door and side door pieces and fold on score lines to backside.
4. Turn the piece over and apply all trim, windows and doors. You can also add trim to the shutters at this time.
5. Now connect the walls together at the back tab and set aside.
6. Build both bases, add the bar piece to the bottom of the large base as a support and glue the small base to the larger one.
7. Fold the front and side door roof pieces as seen below – note the side door is smaller than the front door and the front door roof has a cut out section on it. The cut out section should face toward the back of the front door when attached.
VIP NOTE … if you have the older files … there are extra tabs on the door roof sections. Just cut these off but note the side I removed on the larger roof!
Use a construction strip to connect the roof to the door section.
Build and attach the smaller side door at this time.
8. On the main roof sections there are only two folds on the right side piece and one fold on the left side piece. The score lines near the edges are to help you place construction strips to attach the roof to the house. Here are the roof sections folded and connected.
Flip the roof over and add construction strips along the scored lines
These are used to attach the main roof to the house as seen below. NOTE: the small cut out area should be to the house front to make roof for the chimney.
Once the roof is attached you can add the roof trim and any other decorations as you like.
So that’s pretty much it! Please feel free to contact me or post a note below should you have questions.
Watch for more projects using the basic house in this project!!