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Paper Wreath with Metallic Accents

By: Purely Katie
November 1, 2017

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Celebrate the Holidays with DecoArt and Cricut, these projects from the DecoArt Team are sure to spark your creativity!

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz - Champagne Gold
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz - Sterling Silver
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Cotton Ball
  • Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 8oz - Americana Decou-Page Matte
  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut Paper Crafting Set
  • Cricut 12 x 24 White Cardstock
  • Cricut 12 x 24 Cutting Mat
  • Chipboard Wreath - 12 inch
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Adhesive Foam Squares


Start by gathering your supplies.  For this wreath you will need a lot of leaf cut-outs and the 12 x 24 sheets of cardstock are really handy.

Instruction #1 - how to make a paper leaf wreath
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Start by downloading two leaf images from the Cricut Design Space.  I am using images #MA3F19 (Fall Leaves) and #M3A2383 (Rose Leaf).  I sized each leaf to 3 inches and placed as many as would fit onto the 12 x 24 cut template.

Instruction #2 - Leaf Wreath
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Set the dial to cardstock and cut leaf images using the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine.  I used 4 pieces of cardstock for the entire wreath.  The Fast Mode of the Explore Air 2 made this process much faster.

Instruction #3 - how to make a wreath using the Cricut Explore Air 2
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I used the piercing tool from the paper crafting set to remove the cut-out leaves off of the cutting mat. 

Instruction #4 - holiday decor using the Cricut
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To create texture and metallic accents to the leaves, I start by using a makeup sponge to dab on Americana Acrylics paint in the color sap green.  Then I applied a layer of DecoArt Extreme Sheen in Sterling sliver then topped with Champagne Gold also using a sponge.  You just need a little paint on the sponge because it will spread out while dabbing it on.  After painting, you can use the quilling tool to curl the leaf edges.

Instruction #5 - Holiday Paper Wreath Tutorial
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While the painted paper leaves are drying, I painted the chipboard wreath using Americana Multi-Surface Satin in the color cotton ball.  Set it aside and let it dry.

Instruction #6 - Easy Holiday Wreath Ideas
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I applied two layers of leaves to the wreath.  For the bottom layer, I applied a thin coat of Decou-Page Matte to both the wreath and the back of the leaves.  For the top layer, I used thick foam squares to stick the leaves on top of the bottom layer.  This creates a fuller more dimensional looking wreath.

Instruction #7 - Paper Leaf Wreath Ideas
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Finally, to add a cozy Scandinavian feel, I added several sizes of some folk art stars using the Cricut Explore Air 2, image #M3D9A8, and white cardstock.  I used adhesive foam squares to stick them to the wreath.

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This Paper Wreath with Metallic Accents will make a great addition to your holiday decor this year.  Just add a sticky strip to the back of the wreath to hang on the wall.

Instruction #9 - DIY Scandinavian Holiday Decor60
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See more DecoArt and Cricut holiday creations and enter to win some fantastic prizes (including the NEW Cricut Maker) all month long on the DecoArt Blog!

Instruction #10 - Holiday-with-DA-and-Cricut-GRAPHIC
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Be sure to visit Purely Katie  for more projects and to learn more about Katie.




October 31, 2017

Love it! I am excited to start making Christmas decorations for the house! I don't need anymore but oh, it's so much fun!


November 2, 2017

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