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Making a Spring Papercraft Wreath with Your Cricut

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Posted on April 2, 2022 by Kate Wilson
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Spring is here! The colder temperatures are giving way to mild, warm days with sunshine and newly sprouting plants. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year, so you can bet I’m excited. I decided that I wanted to make a wreath to hang inside my house, to bring a little bit of spring inside. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, so I made it up as I went along…and it turned out great! So, here I am, sharing it with you – hoping that you’ll bring a little spring inside your home, too.

You’ll Need:

  • Cricut Maker or Explore machine plus Design Space
  • 18-inch foam wreath form
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Green cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Floral cardstock for the bow
  • Blue, pink, and yellow cardstock for the butterflies
  • Low-temperature glue gun & sticks
  • Ribbon of your choice to hang the wreath
  • Papercraft glue

Directions

Prep Work

Using your Cricut Maker or Explore machine and Design Space, open up a new project. For the leaves, you’ll want to use image # M2556AC. Add it to your canvas, and size it to be 8 inches in height. The width will automatically adjust if you have the proportions locked. I added score lines to the middle of each leaf, but you can also fold them in half by hand if you’d prefer. You just want a slight crease to add dimension to the leaves, so they’re not flat. Duplicate the image and flip it horizontally so you have two sets of leaves, each facing in a different direction. You’ll want to cut each one nine times. By doing this, the leaves can flow better with the direction of the wreath.


For the Calla Lilies, you’ll want to use image # MFFFDF94. The image includes the lilies, the leaves, the stem, etc. Size this image set to 7″ x 6.257″. I didn’t use the leaves in this set, so delete or hide those on your Layers panel after you have made the image set the correct size. This will give you the perfect size for small calla lilies. If you want to, you can make them bigger for a more dramatic look. I used six calla lilies, but you can add as many as you want.

For the butterflies, you’ll need image # M58A2E4. Set the top layer as white, and the bottom layer as whatever color you want. I did pink and yellow butterflies with the white overlay, and a blue butterfly with a blue overlay, but you can make them any color! I made the blue one three inches wide and the pink and yellow ones two inches wide.

Finally, for the bow, I used a free file from Printable Cuttables – you can find the file HERE. Upload it to Design Space and set the size to 15″ x 6.776″. These pieces will all fit on one 12 inch mat. They’re grouped together, not attached, so they’ll rearrange themselves on the mat to fit when you go to cut it out. I used a printed cardstock with white flowers for the bow, but you can use whatever cardstock you’d like.

Assembly

After you’ve cut out all of your pieces for the wreath, it’s time to start assembling it.

Using your low-temperature glue gun, attach one end of your ribbon to the wreath form on the side you want to be the back. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath form, stopping periodically to attach with your glue gun (The amount of ribbon you’ll need will vary depending on how tightly you wrap the wreath with the ribbon. I used about 4 yards of burlap ribbon).

Gently crease the middle of each leaf – or use the score marks if you opted for that – to give it a 3D look.

Assemble your Calla Lilies. Curl the yellow stamen around a small pencil or thin dowel rod, and glue it together using your low-temperature glue gun. Roll the green stem on the score lines, and glue them together. You can shorten the length of the stem if you want since most of it will be hidden by the leaves. For the white petals, curl the sides in towards the middle and attach with glue. Place the yellow stamen part in the flower and glue the stems onto the bottom inside of the calla lilies.

Glue the pieces of your butterflies together with papercraft glue so the pieces lay flat. Gently fold the butterflies down the middle to give them dimension.

Glue the pieces of your bow together with your low-temperature glue gun. Fold the large, rounded piece in towards itself from each side, meeting in the middle. Glue to attach, and then add the small rectangle, wrapping it around the middle, gluing to secure it. Attach the other two pieces of the “ribbon” with your low-temperature glue gun, making sure that your ribbon ends are positioned as much in the middle as possible.

Before gluing your leaves to the wreath, position them on the wreath where you want them so you can get an idea of spacing. I used about nine sets of leaves on each side, so 18 total. I left a space in the very middle bottom section on the front of the wreath for my bow to go Then I layered the leaves from the top towards the bottom, so the stems are covered by the leaves before it.

Attach your leaves, bow, and butterflies with your low-temperature glue gun. Tuck the Calla lilies into the leaves and attach them using the glue gun.

Using your ribbon of choice, make a small loop and attach it to the top middle of the wreath in the back as a hanger.

Make sure to let all of your glue set and/or cool before hanging your wreath.

What do you think? Do you like this spring wreath? Let me know in the comments (And if you make it, I’d love to see pictures of your finished wreaths!).


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Maria S

April 3, 2022

Such a pretty project ! Thank you :)


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