Simple Holiday Home Wreath
By: Jaime Costiglio
November 15, 2017
Decorating your home for the holidays should be a reflection of you, do you like simple or more elaborate? What colors do you lean towards? Do you follow a theme or prefer to embrace multiple styles? Today I’m sharing a holiday wreath that reflects my design style, it's simple with a few details and a beautiful nod to the holiday season.
- Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Lipstick
- Wood quilting hoop 18”
- Paint brush
- Cotton fabric (green colors 12” x 12” pieces)
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Rotary Blade
- Cricut Fine Point Blade
- 22 gauge green wire
- 20 gauge stem wire
- Wire cutters
- Green floral tape
- Spray adhesive
- 3 - 1/32” birch plywood paper sheets
- Scrap flat wood (similar to paint stick)
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Jig saw or coping saw
- downloadable PDF pattern
Join me in making this holiday wreath with cut out wooden houses and fabric leaves.
The pieces for this wreath were made using the new Cricut Maker and I will share the steps below in addition to providing the house files. You could cut any shape you desire, maybe you want something more whimsical like a snowman or Santa face? Search the Cricut design space for hundreds of free images.
Paint the wood hoop using DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint in Lipstick. Let dry.
Prepare the bottom of the hoop by adding a horizontal piece of flat scrap wood. Use a pencil to draw the curved shape, cut out with jigsaw then hot glue in place.
Download house shape files to your desktop (see PDF in supply list).
Open Cricut Design Space and follow steps below:
- Click on New Project
- Click on Upload
- Click on Upload Image
- Click Browse and find the house shape file on your desktop
- Select image type: complex, click Continue
- Click on white spaces in house (windows & doors) – this tells Maker to ‘cut out these portions’, click Continue
- Save as a cut file image, click Save
- Click on image, click Insert Images
- Resize the image as desired on the canvas, click Make It
- Follow the prompts, as usual, be sure to select Wood
- After the first cut DO NOT UNLOAD the mat, hit the Cricut bug button immediately to cut again. This allows multiple cuts while the mat is loaded in the same position. I made 10 passes.
Make the leaf shapes using your Cricut Maker. Open Design Space and upload any leaf image. Resize as desired and cut 2 for each leaf.
Apply spray adhesive to the backside of each leaf.
Place one leaf down then a 5” piece of wire and another leaf on top to make a sandwich. Make all the leaf sandwiches and then wrap the thin green wire onto stem wire spacing out the leaves.
Once all the leaves are attached to the stem cover the wires by wrapping with green sticky floral tape.
Ready for assembly.
Hot glue the house cut out shapes onto the flat wood board. Hot glue the floral stem onto the hoop. Add a ribbon for hanging.
Time to get crafting and try the new Cricut Maker for all your holiday décor. The possibilities are endless – cards, signs, sewing projects, décor, and on and on. I’m loving the new Maker and hope to incorporate it into my holiday décor plans this year.
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!
Be sure to visit Jaime Costiglio Blog for more projects and to learn more about Jaime Costiglio.