DIY Scandinavian House Tiered Tray Craft

This DIY Scandinavian house craft is so easy and fun. Head to the dollar store to pick up everything you need. It’s such a fun Dollar Tree craft for Christmas.

If you have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can use it to make things easier. If you do not have a cutting machine, get out a paint pen and let’s get started.

Horizontal image of two wood houses on a rustic table painted with simple Scandinavian accents and a Dala horse.
So easy and fast, these DIY Scandinavian houses are a simple Cricut craft for Christmas.

DIY Scandinavian Decor for the Holidays

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am having such a blast making Christmas decorations this year, I can’t stop. Today, I sat down and made this really simple set of DIY Scandinavian homes from Dollar Tree materials and I just could not be happier!

These are very easy and it only took me about 15 minutes to make. I put them onto a tiered tray with a few simple white and wood Christmas ornaments and it is such a clean, modern design style. Grab your paint and let’s get started.

Vertical image of tiered tray filler painted red Scandinavian house with simple accents on holiday background.

RELATED READING: Scandinavian Christmas Tree Decor (Using Felt)

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Create easy and on trend decor Scandinavian style using Dollar Tree houses and simple supplies.

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Tips to Make this Dollar Tree Christmas Craft

  • If you want the accent, get the Scandinavian Dala horse cut file here. There are three horse SVGs to choose from in the set and remember: you do not need a Cricut to use these files (just print the PNG).
  • For the little decorations around the edge of the house shapes, I think a paint pen would have been the best option (I couldn’t find mine) so my version looks more… hand made.
  • Add decorative accents like simple ribbon bows or keep it very simple with a black and white, minimalist style. Both will work for Scandinavian Christmas decor.
  • I got all of the supplies I needed from the Dollar Tree, so this is definitely an inexpensive Christmas craft idea but check your craft stash before heading to the store.
  • If you are adding accents using a Cricut or Silhouette machine, pick up the Dollar Tree vinyl, as well. I like it for quick and easy projects like this.
Square close up image of two DIY Dollar Tree wood houses turned into a Scandinavian style craft for Christmas.
Create fun Scandi decor using Dollar Tree wood houses and a little paint.

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How to Make a Scandinavian House

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this easy holiday craft. If you have any questions, please use the comments section below.

Yield: 2 DIY Scandinavian Houses

DIY Scandinavian House

DIY scandinavian house cricut craft

This easy Cricut craft is so fun. You can make a DIY Scandinavian house in just a few minutes - and this Dollar Tree craft makes a great tiered tray filler!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Acrylic Paint in Red and White
  • Black Marker, Chalk Pen or Paint Pens (recommended)
  • White Permanent Vinyl
  • Dala Horse Cut File
  • 2 Wood Houses (I found mine at Dollar Tree)


  • Cricut
  • Paint Brushes
  • Light Grip Mat
  • Weeding Tools
  • Scissors
  • Scraper Tool
  • Transfer Tape


  1. Paint the wood red or white, as desired. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  2. Using the black marker or black paint pen, add a decorative edge to the white house shape. Using the white chalk pen or white paint pen, add a decorative edge to the red house shape.
  3. Download the SVG file and upload it to Design Space. Size the selected horse design to fit within the face of the sign.
  4. Hit the "make it" button then place the vinyl onto the cutting mat and load the mat into the cutting machine.
  5. Adjust the material setting to vinyl and hit “go”.
  6. Remove the negative vinyl from the design and discard.
  7. Cut a piece of transfer paper about the size of your vinyl design and place the transfer paper on top of the vinyl. With the scraper tool, rub the vinyl design to ensure that the vinyl affixes will to the transfer paper.
  8. Flip the vinyl and transfer paper face-down and begin to gently remove the vinyl backing off, leaving the vinyl design on the transfer paper.
  9. Position the vinyl design and transfer tape on the face of your house. Take care to position it lightly on top of the wood sign and do not smooth down.
  10. Once you are happy with the location of the design, begin to apply pressure and smooth the design onto the wood using a scraper tool or old gift card.
  11. Slowly peel the transfer paper away starting at a corner and very carefully rolling it up and away from the wood. The vinyl will stay on the house. Then it's time to display! photo collage tutorial of how to make a diy scandinavian house


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Head to the Dollar Tree for everything you need for this wooden house craft.

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