Happy Thursday everyone!
It’s Traci, from Artsy Albums, and I have a tutorial to share with you for creating Lori’s adorable new 3D Gazebo. Sometimes cut files with several pieces can seem tricky, but don’t shy away! They are actually really fun to put together and I took lots of photos to give you step by step instructions.
I always cut all of my pieces out first, and then start locating score lines. I gently fold each piece along the scores so that I can get an idea of how the pieces will work together.
For the gazebo, I created the base first. It folds up just like a box and has accent pieces for the sides.
The sides of the gazebo are cut in two parts. Once you have the pieces folded along the score lines, adhere the sides together to form the structure.
Next, attach the bottom of the gazebo structure to the base and add the square “floor” piece to cover the bottom folds.
For the large roof piece, adhere it together at the tab, and then fold the sides down along the score lines. There is a small tab on each corner to adhere the sides.
Once the roof is adhered together, add adhesive to the top of the gazebo structure’s top flaps. Slide the roof down over the structure and press the flaps up along the inside of the roof.
The triangle pieces of the cut file are accent overlays. You can cut them out to add another decorative pattern or color to your roof. Finally, locate all of the folds and score lines on the steeple piece. I missed a few of these the first time I started folding this, so note that there are multiple “levels” that fold to create the pillar section. Once you have this piece together, adhere it to the top of the roof and your gazebo is complete!
I hope this has been helpful! Visit Lori’s SVG shop or the Silhouette online store to purchase the gazebo. Have fun!