This Christmas Hoop Wreath is SO easy to make when you have a Cricut Maker! It can easily cut fabric, vinyl, paper, and even basswood for this beautiful project.
Yes, I realize today is Halloween, BUT I needed to give you a headstart on Christmas crafts with this Canvas Christmas Hoop Wreath Tutorial! I made everything except the hoop and the canvas with the Cricut Maker. Even though I LOOOOVE Halloween, I am really excited to take down the skeleton on my door and replace it with this gorgeous wreath!
While you can create some of these items with the Cricut Explore Air 2 you will need the Cricut Maker for deep cut items like the basswood. Learn more about the differences between the two machines in my post about the Cricut Maker vs. Explore Air 2.
What you’ll need for this Canvas Christmas Hoop Wreath:
- Poinsettia Christmas Wreath File only in Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Maker (read more about the Maker here)
- Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Access
- Rotary Blade
- Knife Blade
- Light Grip Mat
- Fabric Grip Mat
- StrongGrip Mat
- Cricut Cardstock (I actually used the backing from the Corrugated Cardstock because it’s a little sturdier)
- Felt (works with thicker felt as well as Cricut Felt)
- Basswood (Cricut recommends 3/32″, but it cut through these 1/16″ planks perfectly)
- TrueControl Knife (if you need to cut the basswood down to size – I also recommend the self-healing mat and Cutting Ruler)
- Masking Tape
- 16″ Round Canvas
- 14″ Gold Hoop
- Hot Glue Gun
Christmas Hoop Wreath Instructions
- Open the Poinsettia Christmas Wreath File in Cricut Design Space and click MAKE IT to send it straight to the Maker, or you can customize the colors and sizes by clicking CUSTOMIZE. Note: I supplied more leaves than what appears on this wreath, so there are extras if you need more.
- The items are color-coded by the material type and felt colors. So you’ll cut the flowers and holly leaves on coordinating felt colors, the dark gray leaves will cut out on paper, black on vinyl, and brown on basswood. Note: the Cricut might send the items to the machine in a different order than what I have listed. Just make sure you use the correct mat with the correct material.
- Use the LightGrip Mat for paper and vinyl items. Choose the material, load the mat into the machine, then cut with the regular blade.
- Use the FabricGrip Mat for the felt, and change the blade to the Rotary Blad. Load it into the machine, then cut. Repeat for all the colors of felt.
- Use the StrongGrip Mat for the basswood. If needed, cut the material down to the size of the mat with the TrueControl Knife.
- Place the basswood on the mat and tape it with masking tape around the edges of the basswood to the mat to hold it in place.
- Choose basswood as the material, load the mat into machine and press the Cricut cut button. Note: When using the knife blade, it can take more than one cut to get through the material, so this could take a while depending on the material. It only took 4-5 cuts to get through the basswood I chose, so keep an eye on it to make sure it’s not cutting through the mat.
- Once everything is cut, hot glue the hoop to the canvas. Do this by adding glue to the canvas one area at a time in a continuous circle, then hold the hoop in place until the glue cools down. Make sure you check it for spots that didn’t adhere to make sure it stays in place.
- Now remove the vinyl from the backing and place the vinyl “Joy” in the center of the hoop.
- Next, make the flowers by glueing the layers together like shown.
- Now situate all the flowers and leaves as you’d like them to appear on the wreath. I like to do this first in case I want to change things around. When you’re happy with it, glue the flowers and leaves in place. All my flowers were glued to the hoop and the leaves were glued to the canvas.
- Now glue the basswood circles above the word Joy and your Christmas hoop Wreath is complete!
That’s it! I love how this is a unique and modern take on the holiday wreath. I made my first wreath a year ago…Seriously, I’ve been blogging for years and that’s the first EVER wreath I made…but I’m so glad I got the Maker because it made me realize I LOVE making wreaths. Good thing because now all my family members are asking for them.
Get creative with your Christmas Hoop Wreath
And don’t feel like you need to follow these instructions EXACTLY. You could use different materials, different colors, or even take off the canvas, place the vinyl on the wall and hang the hoop over it. SOOOOO many possibilites. After I made these, I was wishing I used the basswood for the middles of the flowers. It would add a really fun dimension to the flowers, so someone do that for me, please!!!
So, when you’re done trick or treating, get started on those Christmas Cricut crafts! This Christmas hoop wreath would make SUCH a great Christmas present, don’t you think?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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