Are you looking for a Christmas Advent Countdown Calendar to prepare for the Christmas season? I’ve put together this little village of 24 paper houses to create a unique and fun way to countdown the month of December leading up to Christmas day.
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Light them up in the evening with LED lights to create a soft glow. I’ve included links to a few different LED lights that I have used under the supplies section. If selecting the LED strips, choose a white colored string so they blend in with the houses. You may need to purchase the wall plug separately and a USB power bank if you don’t have access to an outlet. While LED lights remain cool to the touch while lit, never leave lights on and unattended.
Each house is a different size. For reference, the average size house is 5 inches tall, 2.5 inches deep and 3 inches wide. The table they are displayed on in the photographs is 48 inches long.
These Christmas Advent Houses are available as a digital download SVG, DXF, EPS, PNG and PDF file formats to accommodate most cutting machines. Let me walk you through each of the house designs up close.
Supplies To Create The 3D Paper Advent Houses
- Digital Download Of 24 Houses (SVG, DXF, EPS, PNG, PDF File Formats Available)
- 65 lb. White Card-Stock (8.5 X 11 Size – 1 Sheet Per House)
- Cricut or Silhouette Pens (To Correspond With Your Machine)
- LED Strips, Individual LED’s With Remote, or LED Tea Lights (I’ve tried all of these and I like the LED Strips because you can use a rechargeable USB Power Bank.)
- Cricut Cutting Machine or
- Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
- Cutting Mat (That Coordinates With Your Machine)
- Tacky Glue
- Cricut Tools
Assembly Video For Putting The Advent Houses Together
Cutting Machine Video Tutorials
Do you need help figuring out how to use Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio to create your paper Advent houses? I’ve created step by step videos in both. At this time, I can only offer tech videos for these two cutting machine types. If you are using a cutting machine other than Cricut or Silhouette, there are basically three steps to make these paper houses, create the pen lines, score lines and cut lines.
Cricut Design Space Tutorial For Christmas Countdown Houses
Silhouette Studio Tutorial For Christmas Countdown Houses
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I’ve put together many other projects that a free for you to create. The free resource library is available to my newsletter subscribers. It features over 70 free cut files, templates, labels and forms that are free for you to use (including the 3D christmas trees in the pictures). To access the free library, subscribe at the top right sidebar or at the bottom of this post. Many of the projects in the library are available as SVG, DXF, EPS, PNG, and PDF file formats to accommodate most cutting machine types.
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I hope you enjoy this Christmas Advent Countdown Calendar Village and have a wonderful holiday season!