How to Make a Whimsical Paper Village

Make something special for the holidays this year- this Whimsical Paper village is pretty, detailed and so much fun to make!

Making simple Christmas Crafts has to be the best thing to come with the holidays and I love that tis the season! For this Paper Village, you will need a die cutting machine and we will be paper crafting today!

DIY paper village

How to make a paper village:

Today I am creating a paper village of my own, with pretty pastel colored houses and green ombre’ trees.

  1. Cut the house shapes: I used this Gingerbread house die set to cut out all of paper houses. This set comes with a many intricate designs and you can mix and match everything to make your own customized house. You can find many similar house dies here.

2. Fold the papers and adhere: All the score lines are marked for you, and assembling these houses are pretty simple. The first one takes a few minutes longer- till you figure out which piece goes where and then it all clicks into place.


The finished houses aren’t too large. They fit perfectly in your palm actually.


Everything you see here is made from plain card stock. That’s it. I had so much fun selecting the colors to use on each Whimsical paper house and creating a color palette of my own for this. There are endless color options that you can use and you can customize this to match your style.

Whimsical Paper House

My daughter and I had so much creating this- we laughed, we giggled, we went ooh aah and finally had so much fun arranging the scene. We sprinkled some glittery snow around it to make it look snowy, because well we live in Minnesota and boy is it snowy here.

To make this paper village look extra beautiful you can make and add these super cute paper trees. These are super simple to make, so easy and bring a nice pop of color.


DIY Whimsical Paper Houses VIDEO:

Watch the video tutorial of how I put these DIY Whimsical Paper houses together on my YouTube channel here or by clicking on the video box below.

The video explains and demonstrates how to make these paper houses much better than anything I could type here. So go watch the video!

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I used gold mirror cardstock for this house and this one turned out SO pretty! It is pretty tough to capture that shine on video or photo but if you like a glittery shiny look you must give this a try!


These little paper houses are versatile- you can make these to decorate your mantle, or maybe make them as tiny favor boxes. They could be an ornament or place settings. I went ahead and created a small paper holiday village with these whimsical houses. I chose to make my houses colorful but simple with just white details. And these look so cute on my holiday mantle!




Let me know in the comments below what you would create with these dies! Happy Crafting my friends!


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  1. So cute but after all these years (today March 22, 2023) I’m trying to figure out the “TIP” for opening and closing the cute little boxes. Your UTube is very good, except I cannot find that anywhere. Any chance you’d have that available?

    • Hi Laurie! I do not believe these boxes are meant to be opened and closed. I glue the bottom and top shut so there isn’t any opening available. I just put away all of my Winter decorations, and I use these Paper Houses as decoration for my mantle.

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