Video Tutorial & Templates



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Sometimes, really simple crafts can make such a beautiful holiday décor. Take these paper houses, for instance! It’s super easy to make if you have a cutting machine but can easily be cut by hand instead.

Combine the houses with our papercut Christmas trees to create a winter fairy tale in your home. And browse our collection of Christmas crafts for more holiday craft ideas.

diy paper houses tutorial

These papercut houses are easy and fast to make, even for beginners. Our step-by-step video tutorial below shows assembling a 15-cm / 6-inch tall house, but you can use the same principle to make houses of any size. 

Download the templates for 15-cm / 6-inch, 18 cm / 7 inch and 23 cm / 9 inch houses below. Use a cutting machine or print the templates and cut them manually. You can also make houses of any other size. To do that, change the settings in your cutting machine or printer.

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How to make it

When you are ready to make your paper cut houses, prepare the tools and materials (see the list below) and download the templates (you can buy them in our shop).

If you have a cutting machine, download the SVG templates and cut them onto your chosen cardboard. If you will be cutting by hand, print the PDF templates and cut out all the details with a stationery knife or scissors. Prepare fold lines with the back of a stationery knife or a non-writing pen. Now you are ready – watch the video tutorial and start creating!

If you have any questions, please comment below. I’m always happy to help!


  • Cutting Machine or Stationery Knife / Scissors
  • High-Temp Hot Glue Gun or PVA glue


  • House Templates
  • Cardboard of colors you prefer (I recommend 200-300 gsm weight)
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Explore more

Love this project? Explore all our collection of Christmas crafts for more ideas on what to make.

For daily DIY inspiration, join us on Instagram and Pinterest. And remember to share your crafts with us on Instagram or Facebook by tagging #ogcrafts.

Download templates

Here you can download Papercut Houses SVG, DXF (for cutting machines) and PDF (for manual cutting) templates. For more information on how to work with templates, see our Cutting Machine and Template FAQ.

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  1. Que lindo esse seu projeto! Pena que eu não tenho cartão de crédito internacional, se não já teria comprado. Você está de parabéns! Um feliz Natal e um próspero Ano Novo com muitas bençãos na sua vida!Bjos!

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Olga Gornostaeva

Hi there! I’m Olga, the designer and creator of all projects on this website. I’m excited to welcome you here and share my skills and passion to paper craft with you all! Read more about me and OGCrafts here.

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