DIY · Ephemera

Map Cottages – No 1: Venedig (1892)

I’m utterly fascinated with little paper houses, and I have adorned a series of Cottages with vintage maps. The first one is Venedig (1892):

Wings of Whimsy: Map Cottage No 1: Venedig 1892 #vintage #freebie #printable #ephemera #map #venedig #venezia #venice

I have a few of these map cottages currently displayed on a shelf in my office, and most every person that comes by my office is curious about them 🙂 They are very easy to make with a hot glue gun:


  • Print on cardstock (I use Canon Matte Photo paper (160g)
  • Cut out the cottage (all the solid lines)
  • Score on the dotted lines
  • Fold on the dotted lines
  • Glue the bottom sides of the roof
  • Glue the side walls together
  • Glue the top of the roof together
  • Tuck in the floor.
  • I usually don’t glue the floor, meaning I can insert a small gift, or a LED tea light if I wish 🙂

Here is a low resolution preview of the Venedig 1892 Cottage:

Wings of Whimsy: Map Cottage No 1: Venedig 1892 #vintage #freebie #printable #ephemera #map #venedig #venezia #venice

The file is free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copy 🙂

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I have used elements from the following sources for todays design:

Little Paper Houses – Just Something I Made

Venedig in Brockhaus’ Konversations-Lexicon –

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4 thoughts on “Map Cottages – No 1: Venedig (1892)

  1. Gunnvor, you must be a mind reader! Today I was looking for a small birthday gift and saw some lovely little house shaped boxes containing lip balm but they were so expensive, I was wondering if I could make the boxes myself and now here you are with your delightful freebie! The only difference was a string through the centre of the roof to make a hanging loop but I think I should be able to work that out. Thank you so much again for your generosity. Love, Margie x

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