Cricut: How to Create a Paper Wreath
Armed with your Cricut machine and the Design Space software, there’s no end to what can be created to adorn your home this Christmas! This lush foliage paper wreath would look great hung above the fireplace at any time of year, not just for the festive season.
- Cricut Explore Air™ / Air 2™ / Maker™ machine »
- Cricut Design Space™ online software on pc/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android »
- Cricut 12” x 24” standard (green) grip cutting mat »
- Bronze Medium Flat Wreath »
- Oasis Green Hobby Wire »
- Green Pot Tape »
- My Colour Cardstock A3 Sheet: Holiday Green – available in-store only
- My Colour Cardstock A3 Sheet: Basil – available in-store only
- My Colour Cardstock A3 Sheet Desert Cactus – available in-store only
- My Colour Cardstock 12 x 12 Sheet: Pine Forest – available in-store only
- My Colour Cardstock 12 x 12 Sheet: Parrot – available in-store only
- Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android device, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Cricut Explore™ / Maker™ machine. Open a new canvas and then select ‘Image’ from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. In the search bar type ‘Leaf’ and select the below designs –
– Leaf (M3976E)
– Leaf (M7EF6030)
– Leaf (M43048)
– Leaf (M41E1C)
– Leaf (M3B270)
3. Resize the components in Design Space to suit the size of wreath you are intending to use, the smaller the wreath the smaller the components will need to be, you’ll therefore need larger components for a bigger wreath. Open the ‘Edit’ menu from the bottom toolbar and and amend the size using the width and height dimensions. Duplicate the shapes to create different sized components (the ‘Duplicate’ button can be found in the ‘Actions’ menu).
4. Once happy with the all of the components follow the on-screen instructions to cut each of the elements.
5. After all of the paper foliage has been cut:
- Gentle pinch the leaves to, almost, fold them in half. This will give the leaves a natural dimensional look. You could use a paper creaser to do this if you prefer.
- Use a paper creaser to gently curl the larger leaves
6. To begin construction… Remove one piece of wire from the pack, take a selection of leaves and secure to the hobby wire with green florist tape, making sure to wrap the tape around the leaf stem and wire tightly – as you work the tape the tackier it will become, and therefore the better it will hold the cut components in place.
7. Continue working in this way adding foliage along the entire length of the hobby wire.
8. Repeat steps six and seven five more times so that you have a total of six lengths. Attach each of the completed foliage stems to the bronze wire flat wreath base using a small amount of green hobby wire, twist the ends to secure. If you would like a fuller wreath simply add more strands of foliage.