It is time for a new wreath from my front door! I am smitten with my navy and gold living room and wanted to continue that look to the entry of the house. I have seen some gorgeous metal wreaths that have an antique and copper feel on the market right now and thought it would be fun to make one from metallic paper. The paper I chose is Stardream Metallic Antique Gold in text weight from PaperPapers.com to get that vintage and even 1970s look to my wreath.
To cut all of the pieces and score the patterns in my leaves, I used my Cricut Explore. I have included the SVG cut files for you right here. Make sure you select the score option for the leaf detail so you won’t have leaves in a million pieces. Or if you are using a different cutting machine without the score option, delete the score lines completely.
For this wreath, I started with a 12-inch wreath form. I began by covering my form in a similar colored gold ribbon. This gives me the ease of not having to cover every inch of the wreath form but instead focus on the placement of the leaves, flowers, and berries. This ribbon also allows me to hang the wreath against my window as it looks finished on both sides.
Once my form was ready, I cut and scored 40 ivy leaves and 40 holly leaves. I then cut 16 sets of flowers and 30 holly berry clusters. You can follow my step-by-step tutorial on how to assemble the wreath at the end of this post. If you do not have a cutting machine, no worries! I have also included the PDF pattern printable. You can easily score the lines on the leaves in a freehand style. They don’t need to be perfect as they simply add a visual texture to your finished piece.
I hope this inspires you as you make your holiday wreath. Though I made mine from all gold paper, you can get creative and use a variety of colors and papers. Anyway you create and personalize your wreath. . . it will be gorgeous! ~ Lia
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