Make Your Own Rose Arbor

When I designed my Rose Cottage pattern several months ago, I knew I wanted to decorate it with climbing roses. At the time, I only had a few rose bushes, but I found a package of rose vines on Amazon. Even though they say HO Scale, I actually think they are perfect for the S Scale I use to make my village.

The package comes with 6 rose vines, 3 red and 3 pink. I used one of them to climb up the side of the building on the trellis from my Greenhouse Accessories. I got the idea from Donna Camacho’s version of Rose Cottage. I hadn’t even remembered that I had made a trellis!

Rose Cottage by Donna Camacho

I decided to make a Rose Arbor and fence to use two more of the rose vines. Of course I have already decided that I would like to make another house with a wisteria covered arbor. So far I haven’t found anything in the right scale. I will probably need to learn how to make my own wisteria.

This Is How You Make the Rose Arbor

Size of the finished rose arbor in S Scale will be approximately  1 15/16″ W x 1″ D x 2 1/4″ H.

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The Rose Arbor Specific Materials

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How To Make The Rose Arbor

Download the Rose Arbor Pattern

Download the Rose Arbor pattern from A Cottage in the Forest Library. It is design #88. Don’t forget to unzip it. The pattern is available in multiple formats – as a SVG (scalable vector graphics), DXF (drawing eXchange format), as a studio3 file for Silhouette, or PDF file. I now include a 1″ square in with all of my SVG files. Scale the pattern so that the square is 1″ to make the rose arborin the size it was designed. Of course the wonderful thing about SVG files is that you can easily scale them to make your rose arbor whatever size you would like.

Import the Rose Arbor into Design Software and Cut

As of this blog post, a Cricut Design Space update broke the attached score lines. You will need to go through the pattern in Design Space and change the score lines to Score and then attach them to their object.

Here is a great tutorial from Jennifer Maker’s website on attaching score lines. I have started making all of my score lines red so that you can tell that they are intended to be score lines.

Cut out all of your pieces using my pattern.

Fold the Body of the Rose Arbor

Fold the rose arbor along the score lines. Glue a spacer bar inside each of the top posts of the arbor.

Glue the 2nd top post of the arbor on the inside on  top of each spacer bar. Glue the arbor side seam together.

Glue the top lattice pieces together to make them double thick. Glue onto the top of the arbor.

That’s it! Enjoy adding the Rose Arbor to your Holiday Village! I would love to see pictures of your village using the Rose Arbor. Please share photos with me by emailing me at Jackie@acottageintheforest.com.

MAKER’S GALLERY FOR THE ROSE ARBOR

FREE CUT FILES & PATTERN FOR THE ROSE ARBOR

Download the Rose Arbor

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