t1is019 ~ The Paper Minis Quarter Inch (old style)
Scale Cottage (page 1)

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • A thin metal straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.
  • Tweezers
  • Self-heal cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Small artist's paint brush to apply glue
  • 1/8" diameter headed nail
  • Wire cutters or pliers
  • Thumb tack
  • Slender sewing needle
  • Piece of waxed paper
  • Optional: 1/8" paper hole punch
  • Optional: 1/4" paper hole punch

It is recommended that you visit the Ann's Toolbox tutorial for the fundamentals of assembling Paper Minis or any paper crafts.

1.  Cut out and fold pieces.

2.  Paint-glue the red eaves of the roof piece to its blank surface.

3. Take the exterior piece of the house as shown.

4. Glue the bottom to the exterior piece of cottage. Tabs must be paint-glued to the inside.

5. Take the interior piece of the cottage and fold upward and paint-glue the floor tabs to the inside of the interior. The tabs match the wall moulding.

When dry, slide the interior into the exterior shell to see the fit.

6. This step requires the glue stick so the walls will not be warped. Spread the glue stick to all interior blank surfaces of the exterior house shell.

7.  Carefully slide the interior shell against the glue. Make sure that contact is made at every point.

8. Paint-glue the cottage finishing-edges. Wrap the finishing-edges around to the exterior shell.

9. Use the metal ruler to fold the roof piece at each red junction.

10.  Check the fit then methodically paint-glue the roof piece to the cottage tabs.

11. This is how the cottage should look at this point.

12. Paint-glue the side tab of the tall chimney piece and press into place. Paint-glue and press the tabs to make an open box for the chimney's top piece.

13.  Finish the chimney top piece by folding down the raw edges. You may paint-glue these edges in place.

14. Paint-glue the chimney top piece to the chimney tall piece. Glue the tabs at its base to the roof and hold in place until it stays put.
  15.  Not used

16. Fit the ceiling piece. Remember to fold at logical points. Using the glue stick, glue in place beginning from the back of the cottage.

17.  This is how the cottage should look at this point.
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