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.
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
- Free Snowflake Bundle Cut Files
- Cricut Cutting Mat – LightGrip or StandardGrip
- White Gold Cardstock – (8) 12×12 sheets or (12) 8.5×11 sheets
- Silver Cardstock – (4) 12×12 sheets or (6) 8.5×11 sheets
- Embroidery Hoop – I used 14″ in
- Pearl Embellishments – 24, one per snowflake
- Adhesive Foam Circles – 0.25-inch and 0.12-inch
- Hot Glue Gun
Below is what the design will look like when you add it to 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.
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.
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.
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.
Next, select the first snowflake and duplicate it by clicking Duplicate in the Layers Panel.
Then resize it to 4″ high using the Edit Tool Bar.
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.
Follow the same instructions for the remaining 3 designs so you’ll have three different sizes for each snowflake.
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.
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.
Assembling the Layered Snowflakes
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.
Now add a pearl sticker (optional) to give it some extra elegance.
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.
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.
Continue placing the snowflakes around the embroidery hoop until you’re finished.
Here’s a look at my finished snowflake wreath. The layered snowflakes really give it a beautiful dimension.
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.
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Make a DIY Snowflake Wreath with Your Cricut