How to Make a DIY Paper Snowflake Wreath

Make a DIY Layered Snowflake Wreath

This beautiful paper snowflake wreath uses multi-layer snowflakes to create dimension and gorgeous pearl embellishments to make it timeless.  Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make your own snowflake wreath this holiday season.

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Welcome friends and family to your home this winter with this beautiful snowflake wreath.

It’s made from my snowflake bundle designs, an embroidery hoop, and some cardstock paper.  The elegance of this wreath comes from the shimmery, white gold cardstock for the first and third layers.

I used different textured silver cardstock for the middle layer, which gives this wreath even more character.  You can use any colors you want to match your holiday decor and make a statement.

To top it off, embellish the wreath with a pearl sticker in the center of each snowflake.

Let me show you how to make this gorgeous snowflake wreath in Cricut Design Space using cardstock and an embroidery hoop.

This can also be made using a Silhouette, Brother Scan n Cut, or another cutting machine.  Just choose the file type that works for your machine.  You can reference the ‘How to use cut files’ document included in the zip file to learn which file type is needed for your cutting machine.

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Materials & Supplies

Final Snowflake Wreath

 

Insert the Snowflake Bundle onto your Canvas

Insert the Snowflake Bundle onto your Canvas

Below is what the design will look like when you add it to Cricut Design Space.

Snowflake Bundle in Cricut Design Space

First, make sure you have the colors the way you want them.  Each snowflake has three different colors.  For my wreath, I’m going to make the 1st and 3rd layers the same color (white gold), and the middle layer a second color (silver).

To easily change the colors, select Color Sync at the top of the Layers Panel.

Hit Color Sync at the top of the Layers Panel

These layers are not in order.  The middle light blue row is actually the 3rd layer (bottom layer) of the snowflake.  To make that layer the same as the top layer, simply drag that row to the top row.

Drag and drop the middle row to the top row.

Now the 1st and 3rd snowflake layers are the same color and the middle layer will be the accent color.  You can, of course, use any color combination you’d like.  Click Layers at the top of the Layers Panel to get back.

Now the 1st and 3rd layers are the same color.

For the Snowflake Wreath using a 14″ embroidery hoop, we’ll need 24 snowflakes ranging in different sizes.  I used 5″, 4″ and 3″ high snowflakes.

First, select the snowflakes and ungroup them by clicking Ungroup at the top of the Layers Panel.

Ungroup the Snowflake Bundle

Next, select the first snowflake and duplicate it by clicking Duplicate in the Layers Panel.

Duplicate the snowflake

Then resize it to 4″ high using the Edit Tool Bar.

Resize the snowflake to 4 inches high

With the 4″ snowflake still selected, click Duplicate again and resize to 3″.

You’ll now have three different size snowflakes for that one snowflake design.

Duplicate the 4 inch snowflake and resize to 3 inches

Follow the same instructions for the remaining 3 designs so you’ll have three different sizes for each snowflake.

You now have three different sizes for each snowflake design

Now we have 12 of our 24 snowflakes.  On the next screen, we’ll create two copies of these snowflakes to make 24.

Click Make It in the upper-right hand corner and you’ll be taken to the prepare screen.

Increase the Project Copies at the top to 2 so it’ll make 24 total snowflakes. Here you’ll also want to select your material size.

Increase the Project Copies to 2 and select your material size

Now it’s time to connect to your machine and select your material.  For all of my layered designs, I use the Cardstock (for intricate cuts) setting.

This setting along with a clean, sticky mat will ensure you have a nice, clean-cut.

Connect to your Cricut and select Cardstock for Intricate cuts

Assembling the Layered Snowflakes

 

Use foam adhesive to put the snowflake layers together

For this project, I used 0.25-inch adhesive foam circles for the larger snowflakes and 0.12-inch adhesive foam circles for the smaller snowflakes.

Use foam adhesive in the same spot to get an even rise

 

Finished snowflake

Snowflake Layers

Now add a pearl sticker (optional) to give it some extra elegance.

Add a pearl sticker to give it extra ellegance

Assembling the Snowflake Wreath

Once you have all of the snowflakes layered together it’s time to assemble the snowflake wreath.

This is the easy part.  All you need is an embroidery hoop and a hot glue gun.

The embroidery hoop comes with two pieces.  Take the outer piece with the metal hardware and use it for another project.  The inner circle is the base of the wreath.

Remove the outer piece of the embroidery hoop

Next, take the layered snowflakes and glue them onto the embroidery hoop.  Put the hot glue right on the embroidery hoop and then place the snowflake on top. The snowflakes should overlap each other and the various sizes should be used throughout.

Add hot glue right on the embroidery hoop and place the snowflake on top

Continue placing the snowflakes around the embroidery hoop until you’re finished.

Continue gluing on the snowflakes around the wreath

Here’s a look at my finished snowflake wreath. The layered snowflakes really give it a beautiful dimension.

My finished snowflake wreath

This snowflake wreath can be placed indoors at your entryway for a warm and happy welcome to your family and guests or it would be an absolute eye-catching statement piece above your fireplace for you to enjoy while relaxing by the fire.

Ready to make your own?

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Want more holiday project ideas you can do using the Snowflake Bundle?

Check out these tutorials to make a Rustic Snowflake Ornament and Magical Snowflake Garland.

DIY Rustic Wood Snowflake Ornament

DIY Paper Snowflake Garland

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