Evergreen Wreath

by Kittie Caracciolo

Use dies or punches to create a miniature paper wreath.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Punched or die cut branches (Martha Stewart Branch Punch used here)
  • Circle dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles used here)
  • Glue (Glossy Accents used here)
  • Paper piercer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession Town Builder Die Set, Fiskars Crimper, My Mind’s Eye Cozy Christmas Paper Pad, cardstock, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue, ATG Adhesive)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut a 2" wreath frame base using two circle dies.

    Punch or die cut multiple (approximately 50) evergreen branches.

  2. Step 2

    Begin by attaching the first branch to the wreath base pointing out to the left.

  3. Step 3

    Attach the second branch to the base pointing inward to the right.

  4. Step 4

    Attach the third branch to the base pointing straight up.

  5. Step 5

    Continue the left, right, center pattern all the way around the wreath base. Place branch sections very close together to create a full wreath.

  6. Step 6

    When close to covering the wreath base with branches lift up the top of the first branches you applied to make room to complete filling in the wreath.

  7. Step 7

    Lift the branches of the wreath with the paper piercer to create fullness in wreath.

  8. The wreath is now ready to decorate with small die cuts, flowers, ribbon, etc.

  9. Step 8

    Use the completed wreath to decorate a card or other project.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Evergreen Wreath. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Wow Kittie, your tutorial is great - I won't forget left, right and centre!! After watching it I can now see why my wreaths look like possums have been eating them. You ALWAYS inspire me Kittie. Thank you so much.
Susie Williams  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 4:03 AM
Thank you Susie. I am thrilled that you found the tutorial helpful.
Kittie  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 7:17 AM
wow, beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!!!
Debbie Mildwurm  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 7:27 AM
I can't wait to try this wreath. I have used my MS punch for many things but, not a Christmas wreath. I am in awe of your creations and the time you put into them. Thank you for sharing your skills.
Mary Anne Perlmutter  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 7:44 AM
Kittie, you are just amazingly talented. I love all your projects! Thank you for sharing.
Charon Pilgrim  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 7:48 AM
So beautiful Kittie - you are amazing!

And Susie - you crack me up!
lydia  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 7:57 AM
Stunning work! I admire everything you do Kittie!
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 9:15 AM
I'm so glad you did a tutorial for SCS on making the wreaths! I saw your wreaths years ago and was inspired by you to make them. It is so much fun and I do a few cards every Christmas with wreaths on them. Thank you!!
Susan Bridgman  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 9:21 AM
How wonderful. So nice of you to teach us how to "go mad." with all these small,itty bity pieces . I love all of your work. Thanks.You are just so artistic.
Beverly Parkison  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 9:27 AM
Beverly, I had to laugh out loud when I read your "go mad" comment. The branches are small but using your paper piercer really helps.
Kittie  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 9:50 AM
Kittie, thanks so much for this tutorial I cannot wait to go home from work and try it smile
Stacy Sheldon  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 12:23 PM
Thank you! I can't wait to try this! I do have that punch.
Sharon Madson  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 12:27 PM
Beautiful card. flowers and flower arranging are my passions too. I don't have equipment to make any thing like this but I will try to find a way to do something similar.
Betty Swan  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 12:35 PM
You always do such meticulous, superb work! Beautiful!!!
Rosy Newlun  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Loved the tutorial. Thanks for making it. Never tire of your creations. Beautiful work.
Trudie Vick  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 3:34 PM
I just love this card and only wished I had seen it sooner. This might have to wait until next year tho. I've been trying to figure out why 2 circles are needed for the frame base. Can you help with that please? Thanks.
Cat Fisher  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 5:11 PM
Hi Cat! The 2 circle dies were used to cut out the wreath base - one cuts the outside and the other cuts out the inside.
dina  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 6:06 PM
Hi Cat, Check out this link to a tutorial I have on my blog that shows the two different sized dies and the wreath base. I think it will help for you to visualize it. Scroll down to Step 1 picture.
http://www.kittiekraft.com/wreath-garden-flowers-and-foliage-tutorial.html
Kittie  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 6:46 PM
Kitty, you're such an inspiration for me. This is a great tip on how to position the leaves. Thank you!
Patty Carral  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 7:42 PM
Thanks, Kitty. Can't wait to start this project.
Cat Fisher  |  Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 9:09 PM

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