Cricut Maker A-Frame-Candy Cane Lane Christmas Tree

by Crafty Lumberjacks


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Anyone else still obsessed with Sia’s Christmas album? We listen to it all the time.

Candy Cane Lane, must have been in our heads when we started planning our silver Christmas tree!


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A few years ago we made an A-frame night light on HGTV Handmade and have been dreaming of moving in ever since. We loved these so much that we had ambitions of making handfuls of these for family and friends, but measuring and cutting by hand was exhausting…so we never got around to it.

That was way back in 2017 B.C. (before Cricut). We finally got a Cricut Maker this year and one of the first projects we thought of was turning our A-frame nightlight template into an SVG file.

Thankfully now, the Cricut Maker does all hard work for us.

  • If you’re not familiar with the cricut, check out our post talking all about the Cricut Maker!


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We based our tree around these cute little houses and decided to add red ornaments, plaid ribbon, candy canes and our paper straw stars.

  • How do you make the super simple paper straw stars you ask? Click here to find out!

You can totally download the template and cut out these houses out by hand, but if you have the Maker…

Click here for the SVG file in Cricut Design Space

How To Cut Using The Cricut Maker:

  • Open project in Cricut Design Space and size to your liking.

  • Select “cut” option form the Linetype dropdown menu.

  • Lay a piece of basswood or balsa wood on a strong grip mat.

  • Tape the boarder of the wood with painters tape. 

  • Load the machine with the knife blade and the mat – watch the Cricut do its magic. (The machine will guide you through the process – even making sure the right tool is loaded.)

  • Once done un-peel the tape and gently lift up the basswood from the mat. 

Here are 10 things we wish we knew about Cricut before we bought one!

Paint:

  • Paint the front and sides of the house with red acrylic paint.

  • Paint the roof on both sides with green acrylic paint.

  • Paint the base with white acrylic paint.

  • Let dry.

Add parchment paper for the windows:

  • Flip the front of the house over and add a small amount of superglue along the windows.

  • Place on top of a piece of parchment paper and press down with a stack of books until dry.

  • Cut the parchment paper along the front of the house with a craft knife.

Assemble:

  • Start by gluing the sides of the house to the front.

  • Glue on the roof pieces next. The longer part of the roof should be on top and the slanted side should be in the front of the house. (For a trick on gluing the roof we learned along the way check out our video tutorial!)

  • Glue the house to the back of the base to leave room for a tree and other embellishments.

Let it snow :

  • Cut some snowy peaks out of felt and glue on top of the roof. Not only is this super cute, it hides the seam of the roof well.

  • Paint bottle brush trees with acrylic white paint and add glitter while it’s still wet.


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It’s all about the details:

  • Cut a piece of tinsel to size and hot glue it to the front of the roof.

  • Hot glue a little wreath to the front of the house above the door, a tree to the front and a little reindeer to complete the scene!


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The tree is finally all done and decorated, just in time for Christmas! Honestly, we had some moments of being overwhelmed and over it…but once we got into the rhythm of things we were on a roll and they were pretty fun to assemble. Note to selves: watch holiday movies and drink lots of booze while crafting next time!


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Check out our video for a visual tutorial of using the Cricut Maker, assembling these, Teddy cameos and decorating the tree.


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Check out our original Handmade A-frame night light with lots of assembly details and a template you can download to hand cut your own!

Merry making!!

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