3D A-Frame Chalet Instructions

A tiny a-frame style chalet that will fit a battery operated tea light, perfect for holiday and winter decorating.

This a-frame chalet has been designed to fit inside a plastic open-front style Christmas ornament, or it can be placed as a tabletop decoration with a snowy tree scene.

This digital cutting file template is coming soon to the online Silhouette Design Store.

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Step 1

Gather all the required elements: cardstock, glue, foam squares, a plastic ornament if desired (found at Michael’s,) fake snow and glitter glue, and a battery-operated tealight. Begin by cutting the a-frame chalet template pieces from cardstock. Cut the window pieces from vellum. Cut the snowy accent pieces from shimmery paper for added snowy effects. Cut the trees and wreath from glittery green paper adds a great wintery effect.

 
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STEP 2

Pre-fold the perforated edges of the a-frame chalet. Glue vellum window pieces to the inside of the chalet. Be sure that the door sections are not glued! Allow glue to dry before moving on to the next step.

 
 
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STEP 3

Add glue to the side tab and adhere to the inside of the other edge to form the chalet shape as shown.

 

 
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STEP 4

Glue tabs, fold up the bottom flap and adhere to create the bottom base of the chalet.

 
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STEP 5

Prefold the icicle sections and glue tab to the bottom side of the roof edges as shown. Fold roof in center to create peak. Allow glue to dry before moving on to the next step.

 
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STEP 6

Glue and adhere the chalet on top of the snowy base as shown.

 
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STEP 7

Glue tabs (as shown) and adhere to one side of the roof. Repeat for the other side of the roof. To adhere, you might have to press the tabs from the inside of the chalet (reaching in with a craft stick through the back flap.)

 
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STEP 8

Fold the chimney and glue tab to the roof on one side as shown. Adhere snow accents to roof as shown.

 
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STEP 9

Glue and adhere the wreath and bow to the front door. A detail glue pen and tweezers help a ton when working with the tiny pieces!

 
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STEP 10

Lift the flap on the back door and slide the battery operated tealight inside. Close the flap. Bend the little tab up on the back flap to make it easier to open again to turn off the battery operated light.

 
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STEP 11

Fold the tree pieces and glue down the center and adhere to each side of the center tree as shown.

 
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STEP 12

Place inside the plastic ornament, with fake snow and the trees, if desired. Don’t glue inside if you want to be able to turn on and off the battery operated tealight.

 
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STEP 13

To create the snowy tree scene, first place foam squares on the back of the snowy accent pieces to vary the height and add dimension.

 
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STEP 14

Place snowy accent pieces on the snowy base. Attach trees where desired. Glue house onto the snowy base if desired.

 
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STEP 15

Accent the a-frame chalet with glitter glue and faux snow for a winter snowy effect.

 
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STEP 16

Place on your mantel or dining table along with other 3D paper crafts for a fun holiday display.

Enjoy your holiday crafting!

Amanda