The Christmas season is almost here.
As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I’ll be decorating my home.
Today, I’m sharing my newest design that will help you decorate too. Read on below how to make this fun Christmas wreath from paper.
In addition to my paper Christmas Wreath, I’ve teamed up with a wonderful group of friends and bloggers to bring you our Holiday Showcase. Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event.
Materials Needed for Paper Christmas Wreath
- 65lb. cardstock – red, white and various shads of green
- Glitter Cardstock – red
- 14″ Foam Wreath Form
- Clips – these are inexpensive and super handy for lots of crafts
- Scoring Blade or Scoring Stylus
- LOW temp heat gun
- Light grip mat (blue)
- Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine
- Design #148 – Paper Christmas Wreath SVG/DXF– The free cut file (available in my freebie vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).
Video Tutorial – Paper Christmas Wreath
Following the written instructions, you’ll find a link to my Freebie Vault where you’ll find the FREE cut file for the wreath. Don’t forget to check out the links for the Holiday Showcase too!
Grab the FREE Paper Christmas Wreath zip file from my freebie vault. To join my email list and access all my free designs, see the sign-up form near the end of this post. Unzip and upload to Cricut Design Space.
Are you new to working with Cricut and need help with how to upload cut files? How To Upload SVG Files In Cricut Design Space post will provide step-by-step directions on uploading SVGs to Design Space.
Once the leaves and berries have been uploaded, click ungroup.
To make a 14" wreath, I used 14 (each) of the berries and mistletoe leaves. Duplicate those four parts.
Next, we'll focus our attention on the holly and spruce leaves. These have scorelines that need to be set up. First, select the line, then under the "operation" function dropdown, select SCORE.
The final step is to attach the scoreline to the leaf. Select both the leave and the scoreline, then click ATTACH.
After attaching the score lines to the three leaves shown, use the duplicate button on each. For the holly leaves, I used 54 of each color and ten spruce leaves.
OPTIONAL: to save paper, you can rotate the leaves on the mat and move them closer together. Then move leaves from a different mat to reduce waste.
Once all the leaves have been cut, you're ready to shape them. I gently folded the holly and spruce leaves along the middle scoreline. Then used my scoring stylus to curl back the edges of the leaves. Don't worry about perfection. Leaves are all different, so it's ok if they look a bit ragged.
Wrap the foam wreath with ribbon. I added a loop of red ribbon first to be used to hang once completed. The ribbon was attached to the foam wreath with hot glue.
It's time to start gluing the holly leaves. Place a little dab of hot glue at the bottom of the leaves and start on the front of the wreath making V shapes; continue around the wreath, alternating colors and spacing.
Continue gluing leaves around the wreath and add them to the outside and inside of the wreath form.
Once the holly leaves have covered the wreath form, it's time to add the mistletoe, berries, and spruce leaves. I placed these under the holly leaves around the wreath.
The last step will be to cut and assemble the bow.
This was designed to be a bigger bow yet fit on 12"x12" or 8.5"x11" paper. Because of that, we'll need to cut the pieces and glue them together.
Upload the bow pieces. The image should come up as 11.289" x 11.491". This will cut the same size as the bow in my photos. If you're using 12"x12" paper, click attach and then Make It. I was able to cut the glitter paper on my Maker using the Glitter Cardstock setting.
Glue together the middle of two ends of the loops. I find using these clips to hold the paper while it dries to be very handy. NOTE: The clips are inexpensive sewing clips from Amazon that come in a cute little storage tin. I use them frequently for holding paper projects together while crafting.
Fold the ends of the loops to the middle and glue.
Now with the other (still flat) loop, glue the first folded loop to the back. Hold with a clip for a few minutes until dry.
Fold the next loop over the front and glue.
Add a dab of hot glue to the middle to secure the last loop. Hold in place with clips while the glue dries.
Now add tails to the back of the bow. I was able to add both tails, flip over and adjust while the glue is still wet. Then let dry, again using the clips as the glitter paper is thicker, it takes a bit extra time to dry.
Last step is to add the centerpiece to the bow and glue the flaps on the back. This cleans up the look of the bow.
Glue the bow to the wreath, and you're finished!
To make the wreath, I highly recommend using a low-temp glue gun. I used a high temp gun and ended up burning my fingertips a couple of times.
Download My FREE Paper Christmas Wreath Cut File By Subscribing Below To Get The Password To My Freebie Vault
DOWNLOAD the Paper Christmas Wreath – Design #148 by entering the password to my Freebie Vault. Click HERE to go to the freebie vault, my library of free downloads. To sign up for a password to my free designs, enter your name and email address below. ⬇️