No matter the season or space, this copper leaf wreath makes for such a marvelous metallic statement piece. If you’re hanging this around the holidays, you might also like some copper accents for your Christmas tree. Our copper leaf ornaments would complement this wreath nicely.
Some other decorations that would work with this wreath throughout fall and winter are our metallic crepe paper pinecones and acorns. We love using metallic colors as accents in our DIY home décor—what about you?
A Copper Showstopper
Our latest DIY wreath is a copper showstopper. This copper leaf wreath is as simple to create as it is stunning! Just gather the tools and materials listed here, and craft along with our easy-to-follow photo tutorial.
When you’re done crafting this wreath, you can hang it up in any room, or display it on your mantel. For more styling ideas, check out our little paper pumpkin lanterns and add a pop of greenery with a paper air plant.
Skill level: Beginner
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- Embossing Metal Sheets in Copper (we used 2 sheets)
How to Make a Copper Leaf Wreath
- Gather the craft tools and materials listed above. Then download and print the leaf template at the end of this post.
- Cut out a wreath form from a scrap of cardboard. Ours has a 14″ outer diameter and an 8″ inner diameter.
- Using the embossing tool, trace the pattern onto the copper sheet.
- Next, cut out the leaf shapes using your scissors.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Want more DIY wreaths? Browse our projects here. Or you can explore all of our fall crafts.
Questions? Feedback? We want to hear from you! Reach out anytime. And show us what you’re crafting by using #MadeWithLia — we just might feature your work on our social media channels! Your creativity is our greatest inspiration. Happy crafting ~ Lia & team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
The most wonderful and memorable decorations are those which you make yourself! I really like your copper leaf wreath and I’ll definitely try to make one too, thank you for sharing tips!
This is one of my favorite wreaths we have made. It looks lovely all year round.
I didn’t have much luck cutting out the copper on my Cricut. The thought of all that embossing was daunting plus the cutting out was too much. I figured out after rearranging the leaves using the SVG and changing the whole design to scoring I could use my Cricut scoring stylus to not only score the veins but mark the outline for easy hand cutting. It has made this beautiful wreath doable for me. I think it is lovely and can hardly wait to put it together. Thanks for the SVG file!
Okay, Mary. . . that is BRILLIANT! I think we should do more copper embossed projects. Thanks for YOUR inspiration!
When cutting the copper leaves on a cricut, do you have to resize the leaves from the svg file or are they the correct size for the wreath? Thanks!
You should not have to resize, however we have noticed some SVGs are being resized in Design Space (really not sure why!) These leaves are approx. 2×3 and 2×3.75 🙂
Hi, I might have missed it, but did you mention how many copper sheets you used for the project?
Thanks in advance.
We ended up using 2 sheets!
Do you know if the Cricut Maker could emboss and cut the copper foil?
We haven’t tried that yet, Jennifer. Would be so great if it did…! You should reach out to Cricut’s customer service for that one. Thanks!
The Cricut help section on the Cricut website says the Maker will cut ‘Metal – 40 gauge thin copper’. Is this the type of material used in this project? If so, could you add an SVG file so I could try it? Thank you
We have updated the post to include an SVG file for cutting! We did use 40 gauge thin copper for this project, let us know how it turns out for you. 🙂
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How many sheets do you need for one wreath?
We used 1 roll of 12×30 to cover the wreath form– I just updated the link to what we used (https://www.amazon.com/Metal-Roll-12X30-Thin-Copper/dp/B0006N6PYG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516993215&sr=8-1&keywords=copper+metal+sheets+craft+40+gauge)
Thanks for sharing!