A Christmas Wreath Made From Paper

For this strange isolated Christmas season I decided to make new decorations for our home to ensure it feels cheery and cozy, and above all, Christmasy. We’re usually on Bowen Island staying with Boris’ family, so we don’t bother decorating at all (other than advent calendars). It’s been years since I last decorated for the season, so we don’t actually have anything Christmasy to put up. 

I decided to make a wreath from many many pieces of paper. Don’t worry, I did not hand cut these. I used my Silhouette Cameo digital cutter, which is something I don’t often do, but hand-cutting all of those branches was not an option. The boxwood wreath design file is by Amanda McGee Designs, and it required nine pieces of card stock to cut all of the elements. It was a good challenge to put it all together, and it looks beautiful. 



I took plenty of process photos along the way. Prepping the digital file and then the many pages of cutting took about three hours, and then assembling the layers and layers of branches took a few more hours. I made this over three consecutive evenings, not all in one sitting. The piece also comes with branches and berries but I decided to skip that part because it felt too fussy. It looks lush and wonderful as it is. (I was also tired of working on it)



Layer one with the lightest green


Layer two with the medium green


Layer three with the darkest green, and done!