Papercraft Christmas Wreath: Get Festive With Your ScanNCut!
Calling all crafters! This year we’re asking you to come together, craft together, and spread the joy of handmade. If you’ve seen our #Lonelytree campaign, you’ll be familiar with Charlie, the little boy who needs help adding colour and creativity to his tree in time for Christmas! The lovely Helen Kirkham has put together a fun and festive project to do just that. This pretty papercraft wreath is the perfect way to add colour and festivity to your tree and your home this Christmas, check out Helen’s step-by-step tutorial below, and have at go at crafting your own!
- Brother ScanNCut
- Kraft, green and red card
- Pinflair bookbinding glue
- Glue gun
- Brown twine
On your Brother ScanNCut Add image BA-A045 to the mat twice, and resize one to 70 by 70 mm. Select both circles, centralise these both vertically and horizontally, and group them.
Add two more BA-A045 to the mat, and resize to 8mm by 8mm. Add one to the top of your hoop and one to the bottom. Select all images, centralise vertically, and group them.
Add a further two BA-A045 to the mat, and resize to 8mm by 8mm. Add one to the left side of the hoop and one to the right. Select all images, centralise horizontally, and group them.
Cut this four times out of kraft card, and glue together.
Add image BA-AO33 to the mat three times. Place the triangles on top of each other vertically on the mat, one grid-square apart.
Select all three triangles and weld them together.
Resize to height 40 mm by width 30 mm and cut twelve times out of green card. Score each tree down the centre line.
Add the word family using font FO-A003, adding each letter individually to the mat, not all in one go. Keep the letters on top of the mat and overlap each letter using the arrow keys.
Select all the letters and weld together. Resize the word to height 30 mm by width 105 mm and cut four times out of red card, and twice out of kraft card.
Glue two red words together with one kraft behind, then glue the other two red together with kraft card in front.
Add one of the leaves from image AR-1004 on to your mat, resize to height 23 mm by width 26 mm, and cut eight times out of green card. Go back to image AR-1004 and add one of the berries to your mat, resize to 10 mm and cut four times out of red card. Glue the leaves and berries to one side of the kraft hoop, avoiding the holes.
Cut two pieces of string measuring 25 cm, thread one end up through one hole and cross other to the opposite side, then thread down through that hole. Repeat with the other piece of string in the other holes.
Glue three trees to each end of the thread, using the glue gun.
Helen’s helpful hint: To help with step 13, glue two trees together first, then add the string, and then glue on the third.
Cut another piece of string measuring 15 cm, and tie to the centre of the crossed string. Glue the two words together, gluing the end of the string in between, again using the glue gun.
Cut another piece of string measuring 15 cm and create a loop by threading it up through two holes in the kraft hoop, and knotting the ends to hang the decoration on the tree.