Tea Light Village • Rose Arbor Tutorial

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Project Description: 

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.


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This specific tutorial is for the folding of the rose arbor released in 2015. There are 4 tutorials for the Tea Light series:

 


Tea Light Rose Arbor Tutorial

Supplies Needed:

  • 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.

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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.

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6. Fold back the wings.

  • Fold back the left and right wings to form the front picket fence.

 

 

 


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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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