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DIY Fall Wreath with Mixed Metallic Paper Leaves


Create a beautiful mixed metallic fall wreath from scrapbook paper and rose gold vinyl cut with a Silhouette Cameo machine.


Easy fall crafting idea using the SIlhouette machine.

Fall is in the air here in Idaho and that means it's time to bust out all the fall crafts! I love decorating my home for fall and this year I really wanted to try some new things. You saw my entryway's nontraditional fall color scheme a few days ago. For the family room decor, I wanted to try mixing metallics. I decided to make fall leaves out of metallic and glitter scrapbook paper and they turned out SO. PRETTY. 

Thank you to my awesome friends at Silhouette for sponsoring this post.

This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to make a simple fall wreath out of metallic and glitter scrapbook papers and Silhouette's new Rose Gold Vinyl. 

To make your fall wreath, you'll need:

Cut gorgeous fall leaves out of metallic scrapbook paper

Materials

Step 1: We'll start by making the words that go inside the wreath. You can download the words I created (link in supply list above) or use the "Offset" tool in Silhouette Studio to create your own words with an outline layer. Cut the back shadow layer out of cardstock, then cut the top layer from rose gold vinyl.

Ideas for crafting with metallic vinyl

Isn't this stuff pretty? Sooooo shiny! 

After the design is cut, weed away the excess vinyl.

Silhouette Rose Gold Vinyl Project Ideas

Use transfer tape to remove the design from the white paper backing.

How to use transfer tape with craft vinyl

Then carefully layer the vinyl on top of the cardstock backing. I "hovered" the vinyl above the cardstock until I was sure it was lined up correctly, then pressed it into place and peeled away the transfer tape.

Silhouette's New Rose Gold craft vinyl project idea

Step 2: Once the two layers are combined, place them inside the embroidery hoop. Attach the words with hot glue at the four edges where the swooshes touch the hoop.

Add scripty text to an embroidery hoop for an awesome fall wreath

Trim the excess off flush with the hoop.

This fall wreath features metallic fall leaves and rose gold words

Step 3: Download a few different leaf shapes from the Silhouette Design Store and arrange them in Silhouette Studio so that as many leaves as possible fit on a single paper. Adjust the cut settings and send them to the machine. Note that glitter cardstock is quite thick and will need a pretty deep blade setting to get a clean cut.

How to make metallic fall leaves with a Silhouette craft cutting machine
Step 4: After all of your leaves are cut, it's time to shape them to look more realistic. If you have an embossing tool, that would work well. If not, the rounded end of a paint brush handle works well. That's what I used. Place the leaves on a soft work surface like a self-healing mat or a folded up dish towel, then use the tip to press veins into each leaf. 

How to make realistic looking leaves from paper

Then roll the paper around a pencil to curl the leaf ends. This step is super important. Look at these two leaves:

How to make gorgeous paper leaves for fall decorating

One looks realistic and one looks like it's made of paper. Once you've added veins and curled the leaf ends, you'll have a pile of gorgeous metallic leaves that look pretty amazing.

How to create these gorgeous paper leaves using a Silhouette Cameo

Step 5: Use hot glue to attach the leaves to the embroidery hoop.

Gorgeous metallic paper leaves are used in this easy fall wreath idea

Step 6: Add a ribbon to the top of the wreath for hanging, then find the perfect spot to hang your pretty new fall decoration!

Rose gold, copper and gold metallic leaves on an embroidery hoop wreath

Aren't the different metallic shades so pretty together? I love the sparkle and warmth they add to my fall decor. These metallic leaves would be pretty made into a banner or used as jar filler or even just scattered around a shelf or in a bowl.

How to make a metallic paper leaf wreath with rose gold words in the center

Be sure to check out Silhouette's blog for more amazing craft ideas.
Create a beautiful mixed metallic fall wreath from scrapbook paper and rose gold vinyl cut with a Silhouette Cameo machine.
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