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Easy Holiday Paper Train | Beginner-Friendly Countdown to Christmas Cricut Project




Get the free design at https://jennifermaker.com/holiday-paper-train

Dress up a mantel or window sill with this easy-to-make holiday paper train! Counting down the days to Christmas is one of my favorite holiday traditions. And every year I try to come up with a new, fun way to keep the excitement going! Last year I showed you how to make this really cool Santa Countdown sign where you can use chalk markers to count down the days until Christmas. This year I thought it would be fun to make something simple but also interactive that will add a festive touch to any holiday decor, and I’m delighted to introduce the Holiday Paper Train!

Topics in my Holiday Paper Train video:
0:00 – Introducing the Holiday Paper Train
1:02 – Supplies and Tools
2:25 – Step 1: Get the Free Design
3:22 – Step 2: Cut the Holiday Train
5:45 – Step 3: Weed the Holiday Train
6:42 – Step 4: Cut & Glue the Diffusing Layers
8:58 – Step 5: Fold Your Holiday Paper Train

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

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* 65-110 lb. Cardstock (two 12 x 12 inch sheets) – https://amzn.to/3o5pKOi
* (Optional) Vellum (two 12 x 12 inch sheets to diffuse any light you put behind the train) — https://amzn.to/2OSFWiA – you can also use wax paper or 20 lb. copy paper
* (Optional) Tacky spray — used to attach the diffusing layer – https://amzn.to/2spam4i
* (Optional) Tacky Glue – https://amzn.to/3E1sCkh — used to glue train cars together
* (Optional) Disposable Gloves (to protect your hands from adhesive when spraying) – https://amzn.to/30Xds0I
* (Optional) LED tealights (to illuminate your train from behind) – https://amzn.to/30kU2CE
* A way to cut your cardstock – I used the Cricut Maker 3 but you can also use the Cricut Joy, original Cricut Maker, or any of the Explore Series machines, or just cut by hand with scissors or a craft knife – https://jennifermaker.com/best-cricut-machine-buy/
* Blue Light Grip machine mat
* XL Scraper
* Weeding Tool
* Design #345 – My free SVG cut file (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

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Credits:
Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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