3 Ways to Make a Green Heart Wreath
It’s time to bring spring in, and add a little greenery to your home! We love these green heart wreath bases – they’re beautiful on their own, but of course it wouldn’t be Hobbycraft if we didn’t add a little crafty touch to them!
Cricut ‘Hello Spring Wreath
by Suzie Candlin.
- Cricut Explore machine »
- Cricut Design Space software
- 12” x 12” standard grip cutting mat »
- 12” x 12” Coloured cardstock – cream, pink, yellow, green »
- Cricut Adhesive Foil – Stainless silver »
- Cricut Transfer Tape »
- Cricut tool set » (scraper, spatula, weeder)
- Cricut Papercrafting Tool Set » (quilling tool)
- Green heart wreath »
1. Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone, log on to your Design Space account and make sure you are connected to your Explore machine. Select ‘Create a new project’ then ‘insert image’. Search for and select the following images:
Banner – M3CDDA (When I was a Kid cartridge set)
Flowers – M4709A, M46100, M434FB (Flower Shoppe cartridge set)
Leaf – M3976E (Create A Critter image set)
2. Resize the banner to be 6” x 3.6” and the flowers approximately 1.7” x 1.7”. Duplicate the spiral flower (one needed for each 3D flower).
3. Create a text box ‘Hello’. Select ‘writing’ style and a font; the project used ‘Chloe’. Isolate the letters and move them to overlap. ‘Weld’ the whole group of letters. Repeat for a second text box, ‘Spring’.
Resize the text to fit on to the banner.
4. Cut the images from the appropriate coloured cardstock and the text from adhesive foil, adjusting the Smart Dial for the resource. Increase the project copies to cut more flowers and leaves.
5. Carefully remove the cut images from the cutting mat using the spatula; this will minimise the damage to the image and mat.
6. Glue the banner layers together. Use the weeder tool to remove the unwanted foil. Use Transfer Tape to position the text on to the banner. Hot glue the banner on to the wreath.
7. Form the flowers by first hot gluing the tab to the back of the last petal. Then quill the spiral flower centres and adhere them to the centre of the flowers. Hot glue the flowers and leaves to the banner.
Daisy Heart Wreath
1. Take your daisies out of the pack and sort into colours you want to use.
2. Begin arranging your daisies around the wreath without gluing them down. When you are happy, push the stalks in so they create holes in the wreath base.
3. Use tacky glue to stick the stems of the daisy heads into the wreath. Leave to dry.
Nest Heart Wreath
1. Begin by creating your nest. Take a little moss from the packet and tease it out a bit. Arrange on the inside of your nest and stick down using a glue gun.
2. Next, add some polystyrene eggs onto your nest. Glue in place.
3. Tease out a larger clump of moss and stick this to the bottom of your heart wreath.
4. Stick your nest on top and leave to dry.
5. Add smaller bits of moss around the nest to build up the shape, allowing some to spill over into the nest if you want.
6. Finish off by gluing some small paper blossoms on and around the nest and moss.