To start creating the wreath, I really would recommend cutting out all of the leaves and then adhering them first. I used 4 different colors of green cardstock and 1 piece of green patterned paper. I also misted one of the cardstock papers with some Glimmer Mist to add a little bit of shine. Once I had cut out all of the leaves, I used a scoring tool to create a crease down the center of each holly leaf. I creased each leaf along this scoring line. I then attached each leaf using a hot glue gun. Once attached, I lightly spritzed them with water and crinkled them to help make them look a little more realistic. A heat gun works wonderfully to help speed up the drying process!
The images of jolly old St. Nick are from the Santa’s Village Imagine Cartridge. I printed them onto white cardstock using the print only option. I trimmed around them, inked the edges of the white cardstock and adhered them to a piece of patterned paper. I trimmed the patterned paper leaving a 0.25″ border around the printed image. I then rounded the corners with a corner punch. Finally, I attached all of this to a piece of scrap cardboard to make them more durable and trimmed the cardboard to the size of the original piece. I again used my hot glue gun to attach each of these to the wreath.
The bow was created using the Ribbon and Rosettes cartridge. I used the 2.0 x 11.0″ borders to create the main part of the bow from patterned paper. I again slightly spritzed the paper with water and lightly crinkled it for more texture. I also used my hot glue gun here to hold the loops together. I then added the 1.0 x 11.0″ borders cut from the green patterned paper as a bit of decoration to the red bows.
Well, are you ready to create your own paper Christmas wreath now? I sure hope you are inspired to try your hand at creating one to decorate your home this holiday season! As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
SANTA CHRISTMAS WREATH | OPTIONS FOR SIMILAR SUPPLIESIf you don't own a Cricut, here are some suggestions for similar products that you could use to create your own version of this wreath.
For the BOW:
EK Success 2-in1 Edger Punches - such as this one:
For the WREATH:
Silhouette Digital cutting files - just searching their store for Holly Leaves provides a ton of options.
I also have a FREE digital cutting file Merry & Bright that has holly leaves that you can download and use. All you have to do is remove the center cut piece to get the same look.
For the POINSETTIAS:
Silhouette Digital cutting files - again searching their store for Poinsettia provides a ton of options. They have quite a few that are 3D and will give you a look similar to the ones I created here.
For the SANTAS:
The Old Design Shop has a ton of vintage Santa images that would be perfect to use. Here is an example of one that caught my eye.
Here is a list of the actual Cricut supplies and detailed instructions for recreating this wreath using these supplies.
SANTA CHRISTMAS WREATH | SUPPLIES
Cricut Cartridges: Ribbons & Rosettes, Flower Shoppe, Winter Woodland and 3 Birds Straight From the Nest
Imagine Cartridge: Santa’s Village
Cut FLOWERS using Flower Shoppe Cartridge:
1 Large Poinsettia:
1 Medium Poinsettia:
2 Small Poinsettia:
For the center of each flower:
I cut a ton of these! I highly recommend just using either my Cricut Craftroom or Gypsy file to help with this. I cut one of each layer from each color of cardstock I used 4 different colors of green cardstock. I have one layer labeled “PP Holly” and this is the one that I used for the patterned paper leaves.
The leaf sizes range from 1.00″ to 1.50″.
Cut BRANCHES using Straight From the Nest Digital Cartridge:
Repeat this with another color of green cardstock.
Cut BOW using Ribbons & Rosettes Cartridge:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Foam Wreath: Hobby Lobby
Spray Ink: Tattered Angels
LINKED: Tatertots & Jello