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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When I go to the top and hit the score feature, it is showing the score line all around the edges of the flower? Am I doing something wrong? thanks.
The only things that should score are the pink lines. You may need to ungroup the object to make sure the outline of the flower stays at “cut” and the lines inside are “score”.
Santa brought me a cricut explore air and I am attempting the gold paper wreath. when I upload your SVG file is it to size and how do I get it to cut the amount of leaves and flowers that I need? I am using 12 x 12 paper. I did figure out the score vs. cut feature. So don’t feel totally inept.
Congratulations on your newest toy! I think you will enjoy it 🙂 For this project I cut out 40 ivy leaves, 40 holly leaves, 16 sets of flowers, and 30 holly berry cluster. Each shape is its own layer, so you can hide layers that you have already printed. You can start by cutting 16 copies of the entire file, then hide the flowers and cut 14 more sheets to get the rest of the holly berry clusters, then hide the holly clusters and cut 10 more sheets of the 2 leaves. Hope this helps!
No matter what I try and do, It seems the holly leaf is off center and won’t go under the score lines.
I don’t know if it’s just me.. But I can’t seem to get it to work no matter what I do! Anyone else have this problem?
Oh no, that’s no good! Make sure you are attaching your score layer to your cut line in the layers panel. Here are some links from the Cricut support page that might help:
Good luck! -Lia 🙂
THANK YOU VERT MUCH LISA BLESS YOU JUDY
Glad you found it!!! Happy crafting:-)
How do you get around the weather….I’m so worried that if I put it outside it will get spoilt in the weather were experiencing is there a specific way to make them more suitable for all weathers etc?? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Mine has done well so far. However it is hanging on my covered porch so it is somewhat protected. Probably would not hold up well if it was exposed to rain or snow. It is paper so there isn’t really aren’t any treatments to make it more suitable for all weather.
I just have to tell you how beautiful everything on your site is!! OMG I can hardly contain myself as I want to make each and every item. I just got the Explore for Christmas and am having so much fun creating. Thanks for being so generous with your designs!
Love to hear that!!!:)
Tryed to copy sag but would not let me. Is it something I can find on my explore? Thanks for sharing your site. Beautiful.
You will need to download the SVG and upload it into Design Space.
You create so much wonderful things!!!! This wreath is sooo amazing and full of athmosphere!! And your Metallic Paper Holly and Mistletoe Wreath is also a brilliant project. I don´t know which project I start for my x-mas decoration!… I love your creativity! Thanks for sharing!
You are too sweet. Thank you;-)
Dear Lia, all of your creations are one of a kind. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work of art!
You just made my day, thank you!
Thank you lia, i get so much inspiration from seeing what you do. Going to have a go at this, ms sis in law would love it. X
Have fun, hope your sis in law will love it;-)
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Incredibly beautiful , :). Though I may have a hard time finding this beautiful muted golden shade in my city. I can imagine that this one will look equally amazing with green , red , yellow and brown paper.
I am sure it will, have fun!!
Thank you for sharing your lovely wreath! I must admit, my “cutting hand” began to get tired just looking at the size of the templates. Count me in as another fan of yours who would love a kit!
Working on it:)
Greetings from the Philippines!
I bless the day I found your website! It has reopened my creative side, and inspired me to try out some of your ideas, and with great success, too! It is just sad that some of the resources you have out there, are not available here, yet.
If you are thinking of spreading out to the Philippines, please give me a call. I will be more than eager to introduce you to the kindred spirits waiting for your expertise out here. I have encouraged some friends to like your facebook page.
Thank you for sharing your talent…you are a generous soul!
God bless you!
Thank you Liz! I would love to expand to the Philippines, you will definitely be the first one I would call!
You should get with someone and offer these paper designs you come up with as kits to the poor schlumps out here who don’t have Cricut machines and don’t have the hand stamina for cutting all the pieces…. This schlump would be first in line to buy ’em. 🙂
Haha! I love you!! I am in conversation right now with a company to do exactly that. Stay tuned. I will announce it loudly when it happens.
This is so pretty. Hmm, wonder if I could find paper even close to this at Michael’s. Although this would be pretty in any number of colors. Thank you so much for helping the rest of us craft such pretty things!
I have not seen that paper in Michaels but you may find something close. It seems their metallic paper is only one sided. But that may work too. 🙂