Tutorial – Fall Leaf Wreath Project

Hi all,

Sheesh – its been a while since I posted.  Life has been busy, throw in a hurricane and it really gets complex.  We weathered the storm just fine though and feel so grateful not to have the damage some other communities suffered.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  These communities are really suffering.

On a lighter note, I thought I’d share some video tutorials for creating this wreath project:

For this project you will need:

  • A plain grapevine wreath
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon or a pre-made bow
  • Adhesive for paper
  • 5 sheets of printed digital papers (I printed the tone on tone patterns from the Autumn Abundance Craft Kit)
  • 5 sheets of coordinating cardstock
  • A Little Leafy cut files
  • Digital cutter

First – open the cutting files in your cutter software.

If you would like more information on opening the files in Silhouette Studio Software, here are a couple screenshot video tutorials:

Opening DXF files in Silhouette Studio

Opening SVG files in Silhouette Studio Designer edition

 

Second – cut the 5 different styles of leaves from the printed digital papers and cut mats for the leaves from cardstock.

Here is a video tutorial on how I arranged the leaves for cutting.  I manipulated the leaf cut file document to cut all the mats for the leaves out of card stock by off-setting the outer cut line.  The video describes how to cut the mats as well.

Creating the leaf and mat cut file documents

Once you have all your pieces cut, adhere the leaf cut out to the cardstock mats, centering them.

Then arrange the matted leaves around the wreath, staggering the types and overlapping them.  Once you are happy with your design, hot glue them in place.

All that’s left is to attach the bow to the wreath – and hang it in place.

Here are the products I used to create the wreath (and they are all still on sale through Monday!)

The A little Leafy Cut Files:

 

The More Autumn Abundance kit:

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