Looking for Canadian home decor? This DIY Canada Day layered wreath is easy
to put together using your cutting machine and cardstock.
This Canada Day Layered Wreath is special for my Canadian crafters! I forget how close Canada Day is to the 4th of July. As soon as I posted my 4th of July Layered Wreath, I received several requests for a Canadian version.
This design has 11 layers but you shouldn’t be intimidated. It is really easy to make. The maple leaf itself is 5 layers, you can make multiples and use it for other decorations as well. Here’s what you’ll need.
Materials & Supplies
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, or another cutting machine
- Cardstock – Red, White, and Silver Glitter or any colors of your choice
- Foam Adhesive 0.25-inch circles for large wreaths and 0.12-inch circles for small wreaths
How to Make a Canada Day Layered Wreath in Cricut Design Space
Follow these easy steps to make the Canada Day Layered Wreath using Cricut Design Space.
Open Cricut Design Space and click the + to create a new project.
In the Design Panel on the left, select “Upload.”
Click Upload Image, then Browse, and navigate to the file on your device to upload it to Cricut Design Space. Here you can change the name and add tags. Click “Save.”
Once you have the file uploaded, select it and click “Insert Images” to bring it onto your canvas.
You’ll see all of the layers in the Layers Panel on the right side of your screen.
When I said this was easy, I meant it! There is nothing you have to do with this design except to resize it. Simply keep the layers grouped and in the Edit Tool Bar enter the width of the size you want the wreath to be. Keep in mind 11.5″ is the maximum size you can go in Cricut Design Space.
Now you’re ready to cut the design. Click Make It in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
Assembling the Canada Day Wreath
After you cut the design, use the foam adhesive to put it together. It’s best to use the adhesive in the same spot on each layer to get an even rise and layered look.
Cricut Design Space doesn’t cut out the layers in order so it can get confusing to piece together especially with this many layers. Head back to Design Space to see the layers as a reference for how to put the wreath together.
Start with the maple leaf which has five layers. There are three red layers and two white layers. The image below shows you from bottom to top how the layers should be placed starting with the solid maple leaf and ending with the outline of the maple leaf.
Next, piece together the two mandalas that sit behind the maple leaf with the smaller mandala layered on top of the larger mandala.
Then, work with the two red petal leaf layers and two white petal leaf layers. The image below shows you from bottom to top how the layers should be placed starting with the larger red petal leaf layer and ending with the smaller white petal leaf layer with the cuts in the center. Place the leaves from each of the white layers in between the leaves from each of the red layers. Then place one on top of the other.
Now, put it all together. The 5 layer maple leaf will sit on the 2 layer mandala which sits on the 4 layers of petal leaves.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE ‘CANADA DAY LAYERED WREATH’ CUT FILES HERE
Please remember these are for personal use only. If you’re looking to sell products using these designs please purchase a Commercial Use License here.