Beginner Cricut Craft: Christmas Wreath

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Christmas is fast approaching and I finished my list of crafts that needed to be done! I was feeling inspired to use my Cricut for cutting simple shapes like I would have done with the original Cricut! So I threw together a quick easy Craft using your Cricut and common craft supplies!

First Gather your supplies! You’ll need:

  • A Decorative 12×12 piece of paper (mine is from a christmas scrapbooking book)
  • Various shades of 8.5×11 green paper (I used 4 dark green & 2 of each light green)
  • A 12 inch piece of ribbon
  • A Small piece of string (optional)
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Glue runner
  • Liquid glue (optional)
  • A Standard size hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Your Cricut! (as well as cutting mat, blade, computer etc.)

 

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I went to design space and found some leaves that I liked. Some needed to be welded or sliced so they would cut out in one piece or the way I wanted them! I used the following images: leaves MC893C7, Leaf M402F9, Leaf M3976E and Leaf M32E23. You can view my saved project on Design Space using the following link! I’ve never shared a project link before, let me know if it works for you and if you feel this is a good way for me to share projects with you. I believe you will be able to “Make now” or “Customize the project once following the link!

https://design.cricut.com/#/design/77156868

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When you proceed to cut your project you are going to make 10 copies and change your mat size from 12 x 12 to 8.5 x11 or whatever size paper you are using! I didnt use all 10 of some of my leaves but you may if you are going for a fuller look.

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Cut your image and watch your Cricut work its magic!

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Once you have all your leaves cut out it’s time to start thinking what way you want to arrange them.

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I layered my leaves by type. Below you’ll see step by step of how I layered my leaves! However you can do this however you like! I do however recommend that you lay everything out and make sure you like it before you start gluing everything on with your glue runner. Using a glue runner is great because its not extremely sticky and if your unhappy with where you placed something you can easily take it off and replace it.

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Christmas Wreath 10 copy

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Next take your hole punch and punch some red circles. These will be the berries for our wreath and you can add however many you like. You can use a standard hole punch for this or a craft punch like I did.

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I arranged my berries in groups of 3’s as seen below. I used liquid glue for this but you can use hot glue or your glue runner. Make sure you leave space for where you would like to place your bow.

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Next you make a bow and glue it in place! You can tie it however you like but I’ll show you how I like to make mine!

First you’re going to loop you ribbon like I did below.

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Next your going to pinch two parts of the loop to create the bow; the top centre of the loop and the part where the ribbon overlaps.

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You can either glue this in place or tie a piece of string around where you’re pinching like seen below.

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After gluing your bow on your wreath with hot glue you’re all done!

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This is great project for beginner Cricut users using simple materials that you probably have in your house! It would look great as a wall decoration or even just something fun you could include kids in doing!

If you liked this project and would like to see more like this leave me a comment below!

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