Hello! It’s time for another Craft and Create With Cricut Challenge with this month’s theme being home decor. As I am in full on fall decorating mode, I will show you How To Make A Paper Leaf Fall Wreath.
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There are 14 talented bloggers sharing Cricut Home Decor Projects with you, so be sure to scroll to the end of this post to see all their projects as well. I have had a sneak peek and the creativity in this group amazes me!! I’ve always enjoyed papercrafts and card making. It is very relaxing and there are so many cool things you can make. Years ago I made a paper leaf wreath for a friend and I always wanted one for myself. The first time I made the leaves, I didn’t have a Cricut and let me tell you, it was much easier and faster to make it this time around! Here is what you need:
Paper Leaf Fall Wreath
- Cardstock in various colors and patterns-I like to use paperpacks similar to this because the designs are usually complimentary so you don’t have to spend time coordinating the paper.
- Glue Dots-I like working with glue dots on papercrafts like this, as they are easy and inexpensive to work with. But, you can use your favorite adhesive.
- Foam Wreath-I used a 10″. Keep an eye out at the dollar store, as sometimes you can find them there. I always stock up on them when I see them!
- Paper leaves in different shapes, sizes and patterns. If you don’t own a Cricut, you can still make this project, but it will be more time consuming. One way is to print out different wreath shapes and use it as a template to hand cut leaves. Also, you can find leaf paper punches similar to this Leaf Paper Punch that will save you some time.
- Scrap Fabric to cover wreath-I used muslin.
Start by covering the wreath in strips of fabric. I like to use muslin as it is a neutral beige color and inexpensive. Here is a tip when working with thinner fabric. If you cut just a couple of inches, you can simply tear the strips. It saves time and also hand cramping! You can just hot glue the start of the strip and the end of the strip.
Next go to Cricut Design Space™ app and search images for leaf shapes that you like. The great thing about having Design Space is so many of the images are free. For this wreath, I basically went with oak and maple leaves. The size is 2.5″ and I was able to fit 12 to a sheet of 12×12″ paper. See what I mean about the Cricut making this so easy? I cut 4 sheets of each shape, using different card stock designs for each.
Next, I added some adorable acorn shapes sized at 2″. I just cut out two sheets of the acorns.
Once you have all of your leaves and acorns, it’s just a matter of attaching them to the wreath with your adhesive of choice. Mix up the leaves and also bend the edges of some to give them dimension. Just play around and have fun. There is really no specific design. You can use classic fall colors or mix it up and go with neutrals or how about a pretty coastal style in blues and aquas? The possibilities are endless!
To finish it off, I added a Fall Banner, but that is totally optional. This was made in under an hour. I plan to make a coastal style one for my Sister, who lives in Florida. For more fall ideas check out my Fall Tablescape here and my Rustic Glam Fall Wreath here.
I hope you enjoyed this Cricut project and will visit the bloggers below. Have a great day!
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