Thursday, October 7, 2010

Medieval Theme Decorations: Paper Castle Centrepiece

The template for this paper castle comes from Storm the Castle. The template and instructions can be found here.

  • 4 toothpicks
  • 4 toilet paper tubes
  • thin cardboard, I used old manilla folders
  • paper-I used parchment coloured paper
  • crayons or water colour paints
  • glue
  • template from Storm the Castle
  • printer
  • scissors
  • stiffer cardboard for the base
I followed the instructions from Storm the Castle. I coloured some elements of the castle with crayons before cutting out the pieces. I like the subtle and rustic markings of the crayons, which worked well with the parchment paper.

I used an old paintbrush to thinly spread out the glue, this helps to avoid wrinkles and bubbles.

The base is made from a small box. I cut off the top flaps, turned the box upside down. I glued bright green paper around the edges of the box to simulate grass. Next, I glued the castle to the box. I cut out some wavy blue shapes to serve as a moat around the castle. I glued those down on top of the base of the castle, lining the straight edges up with the edges of the box.

The paper castle is another inexpensive craft, but it does take a certain amount of precision to get it to look right.

Try it out and have fun decorating it!


  1. hmmm... wonder if my Xmas village could use a castle?... thanks for posting the instructions...

  2. If would be possible to shrink the scale, if you reduced the template on the photocopier. The castle is actually quite large. It's over a foot square when assembled.