Cricut: How to Make a Rattan Foliage Wreath
Create a lush foliage wreath that you can treasure for years to come, thanks to Cricut’s digital cutting machines and their Design Space software. This wreath can be made any size and any colour you like! We’ve kept things traditional with this design using different shades of green cradstock, however why not go create all the elements from one signle colour of cardstock, or go bold and use bright pops of colour – the choice is yours!
- 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 »
- 20.5cm Rattan Grapevine Wreath »
- A4 Premium White Cardstock »
- A4 Premium Kraft Cardstock »
- 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
- 3D Clear Glossy Accents »
1. 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)
2. Then search ‘Berry Sprig’ and select the below design (Flower #M40D5B).
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. Once all of the paper foliage has been cut:
- Gentle pinch smaller 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 the paper creaser to gently curl the larger leaves
- Take the Snowberry components and use a glue pen to secure the white circles onto the ends of the berry sprigs. Once the glue has dried take the berry sprigs and lay them on top of a craft mat. Add 3D Clear Glossy Accents to the white berries at the end of the sprigs and set aside to try.
6. Start to apply the pieces of paper foliage to two thirds of the wreath using a hot melt glue gun, taking extra care to avoid touching the hot glue. Try to avoid positioning similar size and types of foliage next to one and other to ensure an even spread of leaves.
Top tip: The metal blades on a pair of scissors are the ideal tool for ensuring each paper piece is stuck firmly in place .
7. Once all of the leaves are in place position the snowberry springs and secure in place with a hot melt glue gun.