Build-Your-Own Christmas Paper Wreath

Build-Your-Own Christmas Paper Wreath

Make a beautiful Christmas paper wreath that’s full of poinsettias, holly, mistletoe and festive foliage.

The images on the design all come separately so you can decide how many you want to use and how big each picture will appear on your wreath. Or, use the pre-designed version to make one exactly like mine.

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Christmas paper wreath

How to make a paper wreath for Christmas

Watch the video below to find out how to cut and assemble this winter themed paper wreath. Or, keep scrolling for a written tutorial.

The link to download the SVG is a little further down this page. Look for the pale green box šŸ™‚

Note: This video was recorded with Design Space version 6.17.143. Later versions might look a little different.

Layered Christmas wreath craft materials

Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.

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How to make a DIY Poinsettia Christmas paper Wreath

This Christmas wreath design comes in two different versions.

The first is a “DIY” version where all the pictures come separately to the base of the wreath so you can design your own wreath.

The second is a “premade” version where the pictures have already been sized and positioned to created a wreath that looks like the one in my photos.

Step 1: Download the cutting files

To start this project, download both versions using the box below and upload your chosen design into Design Space.

Use the box below to download the cutting files for this project. Please note that this is not a free file.

It is part of the Christmas Craft Countdown which is a collection of 20 exclusive Christmas themed craft projects.

This design is part of the 2021 Christmas Craft Countdown.

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Before you can use the files, you need to unzip the download folder that they come in.

IMPORTANT – if you open the SVG file in a program that is NOT Design Space then it might appear “cut off” and you won’t see the whole image. Don’t worry – when you open it Design Space, it will show correctly.

Step 2: Decide which version to make

Decide whether you want to design your own Christmas wreath or if you’d prefer to use the premade design.

The SVGs might load into Design Space at the wrong size so you may need to resize them.

Use the size boxes at the top to change the size to 11.5 inches wide.

DIY wreath SVG

Click the image and press “Ungroup”.

Design Space Ungroup Icon

This will separate the base layer of the wreath from the images.

Click the base wreath layer and then click “Arrange” and “Send to Back”.

This will move the wreath base underneath all the image layers so that you can decorate it.

Drag the images over the wreath layer and resize them to how big you want to cut them.

Resize the design

If you want to add more than one of particular images, click on it and then press “Duplicate” to make a copy.

Design Space Duplicate Icon

Keep adding images until you are happy with how it looks on the screen, then click “Make It” and cut everything out.

Don’t forget to save your Project before you cut everything out. You’ll need it to refer back to so that you know where to stick everything šŸ™‚

Alternatively, you can use the pre-made design. This is the one that I’ll use using for the rest of this tutorial.

Design Space doesn’t quite load in the SVG at the correct size, so be sure to resize it to 13 inches wide before cutting.

Premade design

Once it’s resized, go ahead and cut everything out.

Step 3: Stick the image layers together

Use glue to stick together the layers of each of the images (poinsettias and holly).

Poinsettia layers

Step 4: Add some string or twine

Thread a piece of string or twine through the holes in the wreath base and tie it into a knot. This is how you will hang the wreath.

Step 5: Assemble the wreath

Glue the bottom images to the base of the wreath.

If you want to make one exactly like mine, here is how I stuck mine together.

Assembly guide for the wreath

A larger version of the Assembly Guide is included in the zip folder when you download the designs.

First, I stuck these parts with glue:

Glue the bottom parts

Then I added the rest of the parts using 3D foam pads to give it some depth and dimension.

Watch the video at the top of this page for a detailed guide on how each image was stuck, or the order that they were put together in.

Stick on the poinsettias

Add the holly

And this is how it ended up!

Christmas paper wreath

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a paper wreath for Christmas.

I don’t recommend putting the wreath outside as it will get damaged by rain. I’ve put mine on the door handle to my craft studio and it makes me smile each time I go through the door šŸ™‚

Love layered SVGs? Check out my other free layered SVG files

Happy crafting,
Sarah x