I have continued to expand Tea Light Village and made the files available at my sister site. Visit 3dcuts.com for mote information about additional Tea Light Village Files. I have 9 buildings available now!
Tea Light Village is a series of tiny buildings designed specifically to fit over small LED Tea Lights so readily available these days. The lights provide a warm glow which brings life to the village display.
Warning: Only use LED Tea Lights. DO NOT use regular candle tea lights.
This specific tutorial is for the Barn. The barn is in the same file as the cottage. A tutorial for the cottage is here and for the tree ( also included) is here.
Files can be purchased as a group at 3dcuts.com here for savings.
- 3D Tea Light Village Cottage and Barn Cutting File
- 3D Tea Light Village Town House and Village Store Cutting File
- 3D Tea Light Village Church Cutting File
There are 4 tutorials
Tea Light Barn Tutorial
Tutorial assembled using Silhouette Software Release 2.7.18. This tutorial assumes you already know how to use the Silhouette and Silhouette software.
- Templates from Silhouette On-Line Store (Links above).
- Glue dots 3/16"
- Silhouette Cameo or Portrait
- Card Stock
- Wax paper
Steps for completing the Barn:1. Download the cutting file for your Silhouette Cutting machine from the Silhouette Online Store here (Links to all three cutting files above).
2. Prepare the files:
- The downloaded Silhouette file for the barn looks like this. The barn portion fits on 8.5 x 11" paper and can be cut on either a Portrait or Cameo Silhouette. You must separate it from the cottage.
- Copy the shapes for the barn and paste them into a new file if you want to cut it from smaller card stock. Here are the two shapes needed for the barn.
- The cut 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 3.
- Carefully remove the cut files from the backing mat.
4. Add wax paper scraps to the inside of all the windows. This will allow the candle light to have a more natural glow.
- I cut rectangles of wax paper to fit the windows on each side.
- Use regular paper glue to hold these in place.
5. Assemble the Barn.
- Fold in all the fold lines (dotted) on the barn. They all fold in toward the wax paper side.
- Glue the two sidewalls of the barn together. Be sure to line up the bottoms.
- Glue the roof to the roof tabs.
- Glue the side closest to the fold first and then add glue dots to each section and stick in place.
- Fold the roof.
- Glue the roof cover in place on section at a time. This gives the building overhangs.
- Directions for making the trees are here. Directions for the cottage are here.
- Finish them and add them to the village.
© 2013 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design