Free Cricut Shape Project: Scandi Christmas Wreath
This Cricut handmade wreath tutorial is not only beautiful and scandi, but uses free shapes too! This wreath is for beginners and experts alike.
If you want to learn how to make the shapes yourself, there is a full tutorial below. If you don't have a lot of time, the project link below will take you straight to it, so that you can start making!
Select 'Make It' and for the leaves change the project copies to ten to create multiple leaves. You do this at the mat preview stage and is in the top-left corner.
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You will need:
Crepe Paper (for leaves) or/and Cardstock (for House, stars and leaves)
A LightGrip Cutting Mat for cardstock elements
FabricGrip Cutting Mat (if using Crepe Paper)
Rotary Blade (if using Crepe Paper)
Masking Tape (If using Crepe Paper)
How To Make The House:
Select a triangle and square from the shapes section on the left-hand side.
Select the square and you will see a little lock icon. Select this to unlock. Now we can change the aspect ratio so reshape into a vertical rectangle. Unlock the triangle so make a shallower triangle too to create the house outline.
Line them up so they fit perfectly together. Select both layers and use the weld tool.
Select a square from the shapes area and unlock this to make a small vertical rectangle. This is going to be one of the panes of your window.
Duplicate this three times to make a full window and position to there would be a cross between them like the image below. Group the four rectangles together, then duplicate these for each corner of your scandi house.
we will now be using the slice tool. With the slice tool you can only select two layers at a time. Each time you must select the house shape layer and then one of the rectangles you created for your window. Keep going until you have cut all the window pieces into the house shape.
Select a star from the shapes panel and position in the centre of the roof area. Select both layers and use the slice tool to cut the star into the house shape. This is your scandi house.
How to make the leaves:
Select a heart and circle shape from the shapes area on the left hand side.
Select the circle and click on the lock icon to reshape into an oval. Position over the top of the heart ensuring the lines smoothly join together between the heart and oval.
Select the heart and circle layer and use the 'weld' tool to make your leaf shape. Duplicate this and resize for a variety of leaf sizes.
Add stars into the canvas and this is all your decorative pieces!
How to assemble:
Cut out all the pieces on your cutting machine. If using Crepe Paper you will be using the rotary blade for this, and the FabricGrip cutting mat. Secure the crepe paper with masking tape along the edges for extra security.
Take your hot glue gun and turn this on. Adhere your leaves to the florists wire. Curl the wire around the hoop with the leaves facing outward on a diagonal away from the hoop. wrap multiple wires around one another like vines.
Using invisible thread adhere to the back of your Scandi house then tie to the top of your wreath so that it hangs to the centre of the wreath.
Use any leftover leaves and the stars to adhere directly on the hoop and help secure the wires in place.
Now you have a beautiful Scandi wreath for the winter season. It is a beautiful on-trend wall art that will wow all your friends and family.
Happy making and thanks for reading