Tea Light Village • Rose Arbor Tutorial
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 folding of the rose arbor released in 2015. There are 4 tutorials for the Tea Light series:
- Basic Buildings - Cottage, Barn, Store and Town House
- Church- School-Cape includes Saltbox and Gambrel Roof
- Pine and Maple Tree-
- Rose Arbor
Tea Light Rose Arbor Tutorial
- Rose Arboer Cutting File
- Cutting Machine & Software
- Card Stock
Steps for Folding the Rose Arbor:
1. Download the cutting files for your cutting machine.
2. Load the files into your cutting software following the steps for your cutting machine.
3. Prepare the files:.
- Click here for detailed steps on how to use .SVG files on your Silhouette (with Design Studio).
- Click here for steps on how to use these .SVG files in Design Space with your Cricut Explore.
4. Cut the files from the card stock of your choice.
- This is a detailed cut. You need to know how to set your machine for delicate cuts. Be sure to use a good blade and mat.
5. Curl the center portion of the U shape to form the arbor.
- I pulled it over the edge of my table to encourage a smooth curve.
6. Fold back the wings.
- Fold back the left and right wings to form the front picket fence.
7. Fit to a structure.
- The rose arbor is held in place by whatever tea light structure you chose to attach it to. Here I am attaching it to the Saltbox house which has an offset door.
- Fold and cut the fence to the right length for your structure.
- I use repositional glue dots to hold the fence in place because I often move fences.
- You can shape the fence any which way as long as it gets supported by a building.
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