Ah! How is it already November! The holidays are coming fast and furious this year. Holiday crafting is one of those activities that forces me to slow down and make traditions with my kids so even when I have a busy season, I always try to prioritize at least a few fun projects.
We started our holiday making early with these Swiss Alps inspired tree ornaments, edelweiss garlands and gift tags. Our family has always wanted to visit the Swiss Alps and was inspired by this cheese hike. It’s going on our travel list for next year! In the meantime, we DIY’ed these personalized projects with our Cricut Maker as a placeholder and they are perfect for the holidays. Cricut is really a game changer for getting these professional looking decor that you can customize. Read on for details to create your own Swiss Alps themed holiday.
For this project, Cricut’s Scoring Wheel is one of our favorite tools. It’s a lifesaver especially for these ornament houses giving us exact folds. These charming houses would work well as gift boxes and place-settings. Just add a layer of vellum paper to the interior of the cut-out wall to complete the box.
You can cut a small “+” on the back of the houses for holiday lights to be inserted – great as a garland on your mantle or strung on your tree. So many options!
When assembling the houses, be sure to leave the “eaves” on the left side of the roof unglued toward the ridge of the roof so that the flap on the opposite side of the roof can tuck into it. The bottom of the house comes together in the same fashion as a gift box, allowing you to easily access the underside of the roof for gluing, so assemble that last. To hang them, knot a piece of twine and thread the top of the loop through the hole (the pointed weeding tool helps with this) leaving the knot concealed on the inside of the house. To make this project directly in Design Space (Cricut’s design tool), click here!
The houses wouldn’t be complete without trees and mountains to add to the Swiss Alps scenery. For these trees and mountains ornaments, knot a loop of twine, then wrap and glue the large folded piece around the knotted end. Layer the smaller folded piece over the top and secure with glue. Play around with the scale of the smaller folded piece to give some variety. For full instructions to make the ornaments in Design Space, click here.
These gift tags are inspired by the edelweiss flower, the national flower of Switzerland. We love the idea of the cut-outs and adding a second layer to the tags for contrast. We are making extras to have on hand for all our gifts this year. It’s so special being able to personalize these and coordinate the colors with our wrapping. Can’t wait to see these under the tree! Personalize your own with our design here found in Design Space.
For an additional handmade touch, we sewed together this edelweiss design inspired garland. You can also add holes to each corner and string together if you don’t have a sewing machine handy. It’s the perfect piece to complete this Swiss Alps scene. Find the garland design and all instructions here in Design Space.
You can find all of Oh Happy Day’s designs in Cricut Design Space as easy to make Make It Now projects, along with a multitude of other design projects. We can’t wait to create more crafts with our Cricut this holiday season.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Styling and photography by Olivia Kanaley Inman for Oh Happy Day.