Hello everybody!! I was hoping to upload this entry sooner, but I spent the entire week sick, so it wasn’t possible. Still, I hope some of you might find this helpful.
And what is this exactly? Well, I put together a free printable to decorate your Christmas dioramas. The 1/6 scale one includes Christmas flags, cards, books and gift tags. I also made a 1/4 scale version and a 1/3 version, but those include less items, as they take up more space (be warned, 1/3 file is 2 pages).
Here’s how it all looks together:
I’m not the best at drawing, so most of the graphics I used as base are from this website, as it provides free vector graphics for non commercial use.
Here are the files (they are a bit heavy):
I printed mine in matte photo paper for inkjet printers. You can use glossy paper if you like that finish too or a high quality paper. I like photo paper because it’s thicker.
You should always follow the instructions your paper comes with, for an optimal print.
When printing it’s important to print at the actual size of the file, do not let the printer adjust the measurements. This printable is letter sized.
And also make sure you choose the right kind of paper in advanced options. If possible, go for high quality printing.
Once printed, I recommend to do some scoring (or semi cuts) on all the places you will be folding the paper: the middle of the cards, flags and books. I put a dotted line everywhere this needs to be done. You can line your ruler to the dotted line and then using your cutter, very lightly, pass it through the line. You can also use a ruler instead of a cutter. If using a cutter be very careful! This should make it easier to fold later on.
After that it’s time to cut all the pieces! And then fold.
The book’s spine is around 5 mm. I used some left over foam board of that size to fill the book. You can also stack several layers of cardboard to the desired thickness.
I used double sided tape to stick the cover to the foam board.
I also used double sided tape on the flags.
Now you are ready to set it all up.
Hope you enjoy this little gift. It was made with lots of love. Let me know if you use it on your projects!