3D Ledge Village – Barn

Project Description: 

The Ledge Village is series of 3D buildings and accessories that can be combined in a mix and match fashion to build tiny villages on small ledges around your home.  The buildings are thin, with all detail on the front so they fit on small trim ledges.  Each file comes with a building and some accessories to build the village. This tutorial is for the barn and silo.

Other files in the series include:

And there are more to come!

Here is a view of the some of the other buildings in the village arranged on a shelf.

Below you can see an arrangement including the two-story house, cottage, school house and the church arranged on a different ledge. Look for interesting places in your home. Window sills work as well.

I am a new Silhouette Contributing Artist. Both my Silhouette files and this website are the beginning. Send along any suggestions, problems, ideas or photos as we learn to create together. I'd love to hear from you!  Marji Roy 
eMail: ashbeedesignemail@gmail.com
Tutorial assembled using Silhouette Software Release 2.7.18. This tutorial assumes you already know how to use the Silhouette and Silhouette software.

Supplies Needed:

  • Template from Silhouette On-Line Store
  • Glue dots 3/16"
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Card Stock 

Steps for completing the 3-D Barn Construction:

1. Download the cutting file for your Silhouette Cutting machine from the Silhouette Online Store here .

2. Prepare the files:
  • The downloaded Silhouette file for the barn looks like this. The barn includes a cupola, a silo and several barnyard fences.

3. Cut the files.
  • The settings will depend on the paper you use. I have been using white index card stock and cutting at a speed of 3, a depth of 33 and the blade set to 4. It will fit on 1 12 x 12 piece of card stock or can be split to 2 smaller pieces 8.5 x 11.
  • Carefully remove the cut files from the backing mat.
  • Here are the parts for the barn.

4. Fold out the vents on the cupola. 

  • This is a small step that is easiest to do before you put the building together!  
  • A small piece of metal works to pick the flap up and fold it.

5. Fold the Barn.
  • Note each cut file has dotted lines. These are fold lines. 
  • Fold all the dotted lines inward. I forgot to take a photo of the barn in this state but here is one of the school house.

6. Glue all seams starting at the base.

  • I like to use Glue Dots on the edges. 
  • It is important to make square corners. I start at the bottom and get that even and then move up to the roof line.

  • I insert a skinny tool through the door to help press all seams together.

  • After getting the base square, I glue the side seams together.

  • Postion the roof flaps and glue in place.

  • Position the sides of the cupola and glue those into place.

  • Position the roof on the cupola and glue that into place.

  • The two extra roof pieces get glued on next. They are flush with the back and have an over-hang in front.
  • The notch of the larger roof piece slides around the cupola.

7. Build the Silo.
  • First pull the silo over the edge of your desk to curve the paper in the direction of the silo curve.

  • Glue the tab of the silo and fold it into place.

  • Put glue dots on all the little tabs on the bottom of the silo.
  • Fold the semi-circle base up to cover all the tabs.

  • Add glue dots to the tabs on the roof of the silo. 
  • These get attached to the back of the silo on the outside.

  • The side tab on the silo gets glued onto the back of the barn.

Add some fences and you are set for adding this to your Ledge Village.

Guess what building is next!

© 2013 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design


  1. É muito lindo... Parabéns comprei dois dos seus projetos mas ainda não cortei... Estou curiosa por montar para ver o resultado final. Obrigado por este lindo trabalho!

  2. LOVE this little village! I really want to make a christmas version for my sister who loves them, but can't afford them. :)

    I'd love to see lamp posts and maybe more trees? A carousel would be adorable too. Thanks again and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    1. The trees are planned. I need some without leaves for Christmas Villages. I'll add the others to the growing list. I am away from my Silhouette for awhile so it won't be immediate.

  3. I love this village. Your creativity is amazing

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  5. I LOVE this!!! Is there a way this can be done on the Cricut??