DIY blank pop-up house

DIY stands for Decorate It Yourself!

Do you want to hang paintings by Rembrandt or Picasso on your walls, color your sofa purple or own a priceless antique oriental carpet? This template can make all those dreams come true — it’s up to you, since you’re the decorator.

The blank pop-up house includes PDF files for eight rooms and for the foam core house structure which will hold them all together. Each pop-up card, which creates the floor, one wall and all the furniture, is made of a single sheet of paper which you can print on standard letter sized paper. Cut on the lines, fold along the dots and dashes, then unleash your creativity.

Georgia drawing

These rooms fit into the same house structure as the pop-up house kit and download, so you can swap rooms around if you tire of a particular decorating scheme.

blank pop up house kitchen


blank pop up house bathroom


When you’re all done, don’t forget to take pictures and share your work with the world!

blank pop-up house dining

Dining room

blank pop up house living room

Living room

blank pop-up house master bedroom


blank stairs

Downstairs hall

blank pop-up house upstairs hall

Upstairs hall

blank pop-up house kids room

Kid’s room with bunk bed

Pop-up Paper House Kit

The pop-up paper house kit comes with everything you need to make this two story, eight room, and incredibly detailed foldable house.

This limited edition kit includes seventeen templates, cut, scored and ready to fold and assemble into eight pop-up rooms complete with all the furniture and accessories. The rooms open and close as easily as a book. Features a closet, which opens to reveal hanging clothes, mirrors in the bathroom and over the baby’s crib, a Steinway grand piano, and artwork throughout the house.

cardboardstructureThe kit also includes a lightweight but sturdy corrugated cardboard house structure which is printed with matching graphics, die-cut and ready to assemble without any additional tools or hardware. Put it together like a simple 3D puzzle, and pull it apart when you’re ready to store your pop-up house flat.


boxComes with fully illustrated instructions, or view the video tutorials here.

Shipping box can be saved and used to store the completed house when it is not in use.

You will need to fold the cards, glue them together and attach them to the house structure. An experienced paper crafter can finish the project in under two hours, a beginner will need an afternoon or two. Build the cards in the same order as shown on the instructions, from easiest to most difficult. By the time you finish the project you will be an expert paper folder!

A downloadable version of the same house is available here. You will need to print it yourself, then cut and score each card, but they are the exact same size as this kit, so the rooms can be used as replacements in case one of your cards is damaged. Rooms can also be downloaded individually.

For the US, USPS priority shipping fee $12.
International fist class shipping will cost $25.

You can now purchase this kit at the following stores:

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange
Heights Kids

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Structure for Pop-up Paper House

Give your pop-up rooms some solid walls and floors! This kit, including 8 pieces of strong but lightweight double ply corrugated card board, comes printed with graphics to match your pop-up rooms. It is mailed flat but the interlocking pieces are easy and quick to assemble without any additional hardware or materials. After you glue your pop-up rooms to the walls your completed house will still fold flat for storage and travel.

This house structure is included in the pop-up paper house kit, you only need to purchase it for use with the PDF download. Only 50 cardboard structures left! Once these are gone, the only way to get one will be to order the full kit.


If you would like to pick up the structure from Brooklyn, NY, contact me and when you check out use the discount code NO-SHIPPING for a $12 discount which covers the flat USPS priority shipping fee. International fist class shipping will cost $25.

Another option is to order the bamboo house structure for $62.00 from the “maker-on-demand” company, Ponoko, but this laser-cut version does not come with the house graphics pre-printed, so you will need to do some extra cutting and pasting (the image file is included with the Pop-up Paper House download). You cannot add the bamboo structure to your cart on this website, instead click on the link to buy it directly from Ponoko. It will take several weeks to be manufactured and shipped to you.

This video shows a finished foam core prototype (with all the pop-up rooms attached) being assembled and pulled apart.

Paper Dolls

paperdollsAs I was browsing a fancy shmancy paper store I was dismayed to find an expensive paper doll making kit. These ready-made “solutions” defeat the whole purpose and spoil all the fun of paper dolls. Some of my happiest childhood memories involved drawing little naked figures (with underwear — I was a little unsure about anatomy) then designing, cutting, and assembling the most wild outfits I could imagine. You can make some pretty flashy outfits with wrapping paper, but my favorite in those days was cutting up the National Geographic to make illegal fur coats out of endangered species.

Click here for FREE instructions

A Card for a Gift Card

gift card

Wrap your gift card in a pop-up gift card

The problem with gift cards is that they are very boring to open. No matter how welcome the money is, it’s hard to get excited by a piece of plastic. This super easy pop-up card solves the problem: make a pop-up gift card, and slip the plastic card right into a slot in the pop-up present.

Sign up to get FREE instructions here to make your gift card presentation special.

Other ideas for giving cash:gift cardA multiple choice holiday card for your favorite teacher. Although the pocket is designed for cash, it can be reduced to credit card size. Sign up for the free template.

School-bus-gift-cardShow your gratitude to your school bus driver.


Valentine Heart

Valentine HeartThis super easy valentine is so quick to make you can carve out pop-up hearts for a whole classroom of kids — but you can also spend a lot of time decorating and making it unique for that one special person. FREE TEMPLATE

Easy Pop-Up Room

If you like my pop-up house but you’re not sure if you’re up to making all eight rooms, try this free template for a very easy to make pop-up room — it even includes a miniature version of the pop-up paper house! This room can be cut with a pair of scissors and has very detailed instructions, so it’s a great card to start with.

Please note that this room is NOT designed to fit onto the pop-up paper house.