Witch Hat Fairy House – Halloween Cut Files

Let’s take a stroll through the forest and see what we can find. For today’s papercraft, we’ll be blending two different themes in order to make something that’s both “spooky” and cottage-core. So, if you’re looking for a Halloween craft that’s a little less creepy and a little more adorable, then I think this witch hat fairy house will be right up your alley!

Witch Hat Fairy House

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I have the 3D fairy house that I shared a while back displayed in my office. I look at it all the time, and I’ve been wanting to make another project like it. Even though the idea has been on my mind, I kept pushing it off because flowers and fairies seem more fitting for springtime. But, I think I found a way to make it work for fall! Because who says that a fairy can’t be a witch too?

Witch Hat Fairy House

Watch a short video of me putting this project together on Instagram.

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Witch Hat Fairy House

Learn how to assemble this whimsical, 3D Halloween papercraft.

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces to your witch hat fairy house.
    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.

Prep Work

  • Start by layering the decorative pieces together. Be sure to glue the vellum window pieces to the inside of the building walls and the window frames to the outside. Another thing to note is the decorative tree branches are all meant to layer on top of one another be attached to the front piece, on the right side of the door.

Assembling the Building

  • Before assembling the building walls, take your five, wavy blue pieces and figure out how you’d like to arrange them on the left and right walls. Then, use the slits in the walls to slip them each through and attach the tabs to the inside.
    With those in place, you can start assembling the four black building walls. Start by folding all of the tabs inward. Use the long side tabs to attach the right and left walls to the front wall. Then, attach the back wall as well.
    Note: In these photos, you may notice that I am missing some tabs. I don’t know where my head was at when I was designing this project, but I left out a fair amount of helpful tabs the first time around. The version you are working with has more connecting tabs available and is much improved.

Assembling the Hat

  • Gather your four maroon hat pieces and your two spider webs. Attach the spider webs to the inside of the two, large hat pieces, like so.
    Then, take your triangular piece and fold all of the little tabs inward. Take one of your large hat pieces and attach the tabs to the long, slightly curved edge, a couple tabs at a time, starting from the bottom and working your way up.
    Repeat the process with the smaller side piece—attaching it to the opposite edge of your hat.
    Take your reverse hat piece and attach it to the tabs on the tabs on the backside.
    Note: The tapered side piece on the spiderweb side of the hat will leave a gap at the top, but that’s okay.
    With each piece of the hat attached, add some glue to the very top portion of the hat as well as the curly ends. Pinch those portions of the hat together.

Piecing the Hat Together

  • Next, take your hat brim piece and curl one end up and the other end down. Line the whole thing up with the curved top edges of the house and attach it to the tabs with hot glue.
    Once that is in place, add some hot glue to the bottom tabs on the hat and attach it on top of the brim.
    You can also add your mushroom decorations around your hat at this time.

Assembling the Base

  • Take your oval base and the two brown (straight-edged) strips. Attach the two strips together and fold all of the little tabs inward. Attach the end tab to the other side of the strip to form a ring.
    Glue the ring to the underside of the oval, using the oval’s edge as a guide.
    Next, take your two brown strips that have a wavy edge and attach them together. Add some glue to the back of the strips and attach them around the ring you attached previously. Be sure to line up the straight edge with the bottom of the base and allow for the wavy edge to come up above the top of the base slightly.

Final Assembly

  • Take your three green pieces that look like this. Fold along all of the score lines.
    The front piece of this mini-structure looks like a slightly rounded triangle. The back piece is similar but is cut off on one side and includes one longer tab.
    Use the little tabs along the tops of both of these pieces to attach them to the larger, rectangular piece, with the peak of the triangles lining up with the crease made in the rectangular piece.
    Note: I also added an extra section to the right side of the rectangular piece later on. You have it in your version. That section is intended to attach to the front triangle piece.
  • Now you can start attaching everything to the base. Begin with the miniature, green structure you just assembled. Use the tabs/slits provided to slip it into the left side of your base and glue the tabs down.
    Then, do the same thing with the large house structure, using the slits in the center of the base.
    Use the final slit on the right side of the base to attach your little mushrooms that include a bottom tab.
    Add some stepping stones on the ground, in front of the door.
    Take your window piece with the rounded top edge and fold the tabs inward. Bend the green rectangle strip that is left over and glue it to the tabs, allowing it to overhang on both sides. Attach a few layers of foam tape to the back and place the whole thing on the hat, wherever you’d like.
    Add any other ribbon, gems, moss, or other decorative elements that you’d like, and your witch hat fairy house is complete!

Notes

When assembled, this project stands at about  9.5" wide,  8.5" tall, and  5.5" deep.

View the full-size tutorial photos below.

Supplies

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 witch hat fairy house.

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.

 

Prep Work

2. Start by layering the decorative pieces together. Be sure to glue the vellum window pieces to the inside of the building walls and the window frames to the outside. Another thing to note is the decorative tree branches are all meant to layer on top of one another and be attached to the front piece, on the right side of the door.

 

Assembling the Building

3. Before assembling the building walls, take your five, wavy blue pieces and figure out how you’d like to arrange them on the left and right walls. Then, use the slits in the walls to slip them each through and attach the tabs to the inside.

With those in place, you can start assembling the four black building walls. Start by folding all of the tabs inward. Use the long side tabs to attach the right and left walls to the front wall. Then, attach the back wall as well.

Note: In these photos, you may notice that I am missing some tabs. I don’t know where my head was at when I was designing this project, but I left out a fair amount of helpful tabs the first time around. The version you are working with has more connecting tabs available and is much improved.

 

Assembling the Hat

4. Gather your four maroon hat pieces and your two spider webs. Attach the spider webs to the inside of the two, large hat pieces, like so.

Then, take your triangular piece and fold all of the little tabs inward. Take one of your large hat pieces and attach the tabs to the long, slightly curved edge, a couple tabs at a time, starting from the bottom and working your way up.

Repeat the process with the smaller side piece—attaching it to the opposite edge of your hat.

Take your reverse hat piece and attach it to the tabs on the tabs on the backside.

Note: The tapered side piece on the spiderweb side of the hat will leave a gap at the top, but that’s okay.

With each piece of the hat attached, add some glue to the very top portion of the hat as well as the curly ends. Pinch those portions of the hat together.

 

Piecing the House Together

5. Next, take your hat brim piece and curl one end up and the other end down. Line the whole thing up with the curved top edges of the house and attach it to the tabs with hot glue.

Once that is in place, add some hot glue to the bottom tabs on the hat and attach it on top of the brim.

You can also add your mushroom decorations around your hat at this time.

 

Assembling the Base

6. Take your oval base and the two brown (straight-edged) strips. Attach the two strips together and fold all of the little tabs inward. Attach the end tab to the other side of the strip to form a ring.

Glue the ring to the underside of the oval, using the oval’s edge as a guide.

Next, take your two brown strips that have a wavy edge and attach them together. Add some glue to the back of the strips and attach them around the ring you attached previously. Be sure to line up the straight edge with the bottom of the base and allow for the wavy edge to come up above the top of the base slightly.

 

Final Assembly

7. Take your three green pieces that look like this. Fold along all of the score lines.

The front piece of this mini-structure looks like a slightly rounded triangle. The back piece is similar but is cut off on one side and includes one longer tab.

Use the little tabs along the tops of both of these pieces to attach them to the larger, rectangular piece, with the peak of the triangles lining up with the crease made in the rectangular piece.

Note: I also added an extra section to the right side of the rectangular piece later on. You have it in your version. That section is intended to attach to the front triangle piece.

8. Now you can start attaching everything to the base. Begin with the miniature, green structure you just assembled. Use the tabs/slits provided to slip it into the left side of your base and glue the tabs down.

Then, do the same thing with the large house structure, using the slits in the center of the base.

Use the final slit on the right side of the base to attach your little mushrooms that include a bottom tab.

Add some stepping stones on the ground, in front of the door.

Take your window piece with the rounded top edge and fold the tabs inward. Bend the green rectangle strip that is left over and glue it to the tabs, allowing it to overhang on both sides. Attach a few layers of foam tape to the back and place the whole thing on the hat, wherever you’d like.

Add any other ribbon, gems, moss, or other decorative elements that you’d like, and your witch hat fairy house is complete!

This is a project that I put a lot of heart into, and I hope that shows through! I had a lot of fun with both the design and execution of this papercraft, and it gave me a great excuse to use some of the green leaf ribbon I picked up from the craft store recently.

I really wanted the final product to feel eclectic and foresty, but still give off Halloween vibes. That’s why I went with a witch hat for the main structure of the house and threw in a little cobweb motif for good measure.

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I use Adobe Illustrator for all 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 making this witch hat fairy house for yourself! I’d love to see your results, so be sure to share them with me by either tagging me on Instagram or by sharing your work in my Facebook Group.

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6 Comments

6 Comments on Witch Hat Fairy House – Halloween Cut Files

  1. auntie em
    October 4, 2023 at 8:05 am (7 months ago)

    This piece of art is simply amazing! I love all the beautiful details. The embossing and the shading add so much to it. I have a question though and I am trying to guess what the little green add on is supposed to be. At first I thought dog house, but do fairy’s have dogs? Or maybe an entrance to a secret tunnel or even something to mundane as a cellar under the roots of a nearby tree or a cold storage for winter’s food? No matter what it is, I love each and every piece you have added to this adorable little home. Thank you sooo much for sharing! 🙂
    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 4, 2023 at 11:06 am (7 months ago)

      You are too kind Auntie em!! As for the use of the mini green building, I’ll leave that for you to decide. I was thinking that it could either be a storage shed for logs or maybe a potato cellar, but I didn’t give it an official label because your fairy may use it for something different. 😉 I like your idea about an entrance to a secret tunnel!

      And thanks for noticing all the little details. They took a long time to add, but I think it really helps tell a story. ☺️

      Reply
  2. Helen J Roberts
    October 4, 2023 at 9:37 am (7 months ago)

    5 stars
    So cool and different! Thank you.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 4, 2023 at 11:09 am (7 months ago)

      I’m so glad you like it Helen!!

      Reply
  3. de blasi rosanna
    October 9, 2023 at 12:44 pm (6 months ago)

    bonsoir je vois pas la video pour le MAISON DE FÉE DU CHAPEAU DE SORCIÈRE merci de me l envoye svp j adore vo bricolage

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 9, 2023 at 7:39 pm (6 months ago)

      Hi there. I don’t have a full-length video tutorial for this design, but you can follow the process using the written instructions in this post or you can check out the short assembly video I posted on Instagram recently. 🙂

      Reply

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