I picked up a papercrafting book recently called Papercrafting in No Time by Clare Youngs. As soon as I saw her paper houses used as tealight “holders”, I knew I had to make something similar. The book is full of paper projects that I am excited to try. The author is far more patient than I. She cut out her houses by hand. Using her template as my inspiration, I created a cut file for my cricut in Photoshop, and cut mine out of watercolor paper. It is so stinking cute, and only took about 10 minutes once I had the cut file ready to go. I love this project!
You are free to use the .jpg file I created to cut your own village. Then just fold between the houses, and the doors, windows and roof details as shown. To download the template, click the thumbnail below and save the full res file that appears to your computer. For my Cricut, I just open Sure Cuts A Lot and click the image icon, then choose the jpg below, and cut.