First of all cut all your components in your choice of card.
base has only a fold in the middle, The base for the layers to be
attached to has a fold line and 3 or4 angled cut lines depending on the design, these cut lines are
for you to slide the layers into and glue them from underneath making a
nice neat top on your design, cut this part in thin card or paper
If there's velum to be glued to buildings do this now.
Now, Glue your front layer into place,each layer has 2 long tabs, fold the first layer backwards and the rest of layers fold forwards, this will keep it all neat on the base when you come to glue it on the main base, now work back from there with each layer securing them neatly with glue or tape
Now attach your top base layer to the main base layer. Keep it all flat and glue in place, let it all dry before you try and fold it.
time to put any silhouette parts in place, they just glue to the
front of the second fence layer, you can put in in any position you
prefer or you can copy the one I did on the image.
design will need to be increased by 50% the dimension of the base is
9x7.5 inches so as long as you lock the proportions when resizing this
is the measurement of the base (the house measures 9" high when
First cut all the parts, don’t forget that some of the parts
will be for your choice of patterned paper to stick to the main part (these
patterned paper parts have no tabs so it should be obvious which are which and
are coloured green on the cutting mat to make it easier to determine which they
First assemble the 24 boxes to go inside some of the
windows, they have a little square that you’ll need to stick to the back of the
boxes too which is the back of the little box. Leave them to dry and now stick
all the patterned panels to the main panels.
Stick the window frames in place and vellum on those that
have no ‘door’ the vellum sticks on the inside and the frames go on the
The windows with openings are the ones you will use for your
advent boxes (24) so aligned your boxes on the back of these windows and glue
them in place. Let them dry.
Now assemble the roof, glue
both large roof panels together. Add the snow effect to the very top of
the roof before you put the annexes on,
the annexes just glue together and attach with the tops all at the same height ,
be sure to keep them straight though. Otherwise you’ll end up with a wonky
annexes. Now add the rest of the snow.
Now go back to the main house and glue all the sides
together let dry then you can add the roof, make sure you keep it aligned so
that the base sits square but put the base on last, there’s a hole in the base
so you can stand the house over a tea light (battery operated only)
Make sure the house sits perfectly on the base, this will
keep it all aligned nicely.
I cut the 24 numbers out of glitter card, but you can choose
how to add yours.
Finally add the arch over the door, it only has 3 sides to
make it easy to glue.
I think I’ve covered everything with this. Let me know if
you get stuck anywhere and I will assist further
I would advice you to cut 4 wheels and 4 frames (the
triangular section that holds the wheel) and glue 2 together this is to add stability to the Ferris wheel.
First make the spindle (the part that goes through the
middle of the wheel) it’s a hexagon shape, the 2 tabs on each end need gluing
so that the final decorative ends will stick to them. Remember to keep the
wheel templates lined up when gluing them together as the pattern is not perfectly symmetrical and will
show if you don’t line them up.
have only put one of each of the following on the mat.. Chairs, canopy,
bar to hang chairs on, chair and canopy decoration. You will need to
cut 8 of each of these
Slot one side of the wheel onto the spindle making sure the
little tabs go to the inside of the Ferris wheel, do the same with the second
one keeping it aligned with the other one, this is important because the Bars
for the seats will be wonky, and you don’t want a wonky seat.
Now slot the framework onto the spindle one on each side again
keeping the tabs to the inside. Now glue the decorative end caps (the circles
with scalloped edges) onto each end of the spindle – leave to dry.. The wheel
and the frame will be glued later)
Whilst waiting for the glue to dry you can build your seats.
The seats are the ones with the hooks on them, if you’re adding decorative
paper do this before building them. The templates are also there for the
decorative parts on the chairs and the canopies. Once the seats are made you
can do the same with the canopies and then glue them to the top of the hooks on
the seats (there’s a tab for this)
Now.. back to the wheel..
You will have 8 bars that slot through the circles on the
wheel, only slot 4 in for now (one in the top, bottom and left and right) slot them into the both wheels –they’re a
bit fiddly but take your time. They should be in line if you made sure you kept
each wheel lined up with each other.
Now you can glue the small tabs on the wheels that are on the spindle,
keeping them the same distance apart as the bars for the seats, this is also a
bit fiddly – again take your time.
Now you can glue the frames in place too, they will sit on
the edge of the spindle next to the decorative end cap.
Now for the important bit.. Go and make a cuppa whilst those
Now they have dried you can put the rest of the bars for the
seats in place. They do swivel but this was just to make it easier to get them
in as it’s fiddly enough. The top of the bar is the bit that has the middle
raised, the hooks slot onto the wheel to hold them in place. Now you have all
the bars in you can hook your chairs on, you will see there’s a little slot on
each side on to top under the canopy, this just slots nicely over the top of
the bar one either side of the raised bit and the will sit there quite nicely
even with a little rock if the wheel is touched..
I hope these instructions are easy enough to follow. Please
get in touch of you have any problems and also remember to add something to the
First of all cut all your components in your choice of card.
The main base has only a fold in the middle, The base for the layers to be attached to has a fold line and 4 angled cut lines, these cut lines are for you to slide the layers into add glue them from underneath making a nice neat top on your design.
The back layer is the shortest so it will go the the cut line spaced furthest apart from the others and it is shorter than the other so you will see which one easily enough.
Glue it into place, the next layer is the building scene you have left. So you can attach this one now, then the other 2 are identical so they just go in the front 2 cut line putting them both the same way.
Now attach this layer to the main base layer. Keep if all flat and glue in place, let it all dry before you try and fold it.
Now it's time to put the sleigh and reindeer in place, they just glue to the front of the second fence layer, you can put in in any position you prefer or you can copy the one I did on the image.