I’ll be home for Christmas, you can plan on me. We are headed back to our picturesque little town with another challenging, but festive papercraft! So break out the cardstock, crank up the holiday music, and let’s make ourselves a towering Christmas village town hall.
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I have a whole list of ideas for my Christmas village collection, but I ended up choosing this one because I just really wanted an excuse to make a building with columns! I was a little nervous to see if they would look okay being this small, but I think they turned out great, and are quite eyecatching.
- Hot Glue
- Foam Tape (optional)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces to your Christmas village town hall.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Start by layering your decorative elements together with the vellum window pieces on the inside. Be sure to line things up carefully so as not to get any glue in the areas that will be creased later on.
Assembling the Roof
3. Gather your roof pieces, and start folding along the score marks.
Then, insert the top tabs of the main clocktower piece into the slits in the other blue piece. Curl the four sections of that piece outward, slightly. Then, glue the little tabs to the inside edges of the adjacent walls.
After that, insert the top tabs into the slits in the white piece. Assemble the white, rectangular piece by folding along the score lines and gluing the provided tabs to the inside.
Lastly, attach your decorative edge pieces and the clock using foam tape.
4. Continue on with the roof by attaching the black roof pieces to their corresponding sections on the top of the two wall sections they go with.
Fold along the score lines, and attach these two wall/roof pieces together by gluing the tabs inside.
Next, slip the clock tower piece in the hole, and glue the tabs to the inside of the roof.
After that, start assembling the two side/front wall pieces. (The top sections fold inward to make the flat balcony roof.)
Use the slits provided to attach the balcony pieces to the tops.
Finally, attach the two side/front walls to the rest of the structure by gluing the back and top tabs inside.
Assembling the Columns
5. Gather your center building pieces and your white column pieces.
Start by assembling the eight little boxes using the score marks and tabs provided.
Then, carefully roll the four column pieces and glue the tab edge to the inside. Fold in the tiny top and bottom tabs, and add a dab of hot glue to keep everything together.
Assembling the Center Section
6. Before assembling the triangular top piece or the two rectangular base pieces, attach the eight, white column boxes using the tabs/slits provided. Then, finish assembling the two rectangular base pieces.
Insert the top tabs of the front, center wall into the corresponding slits in the triangular top piece. Then, finish assembling the triangular top piece and attach the two rectangular base pieces to the bottom.
With those in place, you can add in your four columns.
Assemble your stairs by folding the main section like a fan and attaching the two side pieces. Then, attach it in between the two rectangular base pieces, just below the doors.
Now, you can attach the entire center section to the rest of the structure—bringing the whole building together.
7. Assemble the base piece by folding along the score lines and gluing the tabs to the inside.
Then, carefully, start inserting the bottom tabs of the building into the corresponding slits in the base. Once they are all in place, glue them down,
After that, add any embellishments you have left, and make your town hall nice and festive for the Christmas season!
Like my other pieces in this collection, I made sure to include an opening so you can slip a tealight or two inside and illuminate your building from within!
The little lamp posts were a last-minute addition to this design, and I’m so glad I included them! The building itself is impressive, but it’s these little touches that really give this project its personality.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting my Christmas village town hall together. And don’t forget to share your festive finished project with me on Instagram!
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