Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Easter!

Thought I would share the Easter Bunny wreath I made yesterday. I just got the new Cricut Explore machine and thought I would do something fun for my first project.

To make the wreath you will need the following:

Create A Critter 2 cartridge
A 9" wooden embroidery hoop
Pattern Paper (I used the Doodlebug Springtime collection)
Adhesive to put the bunnies and eggs together
Glossy Accents to glue the elements to the embroidery hoop
Ribbon or string for hanging

Everything is cut from the Create A Critter 2 cartridge. Here are the links to the Cricut Design Space files I created.

The first file is for the bunnies:

The second file is for the eggs. - cut 3 sets of the card stock eggs and 3 sets of the pattern paper eggs.

For other Cricut machines:

The white bunny & eggs can be found on page 40 of the handbook.

Cut three bunnies at 4" - There are three layers: a brown layer, a white layer and a pink layer (I did not cut the shadow layer)

Cut three eggs at 4" (there are two eggs per cut) - There are four layers for the eggs: a yellow layer, a green layer, a purple layer and a pink layer.

Cut the egg shadow layer at 4". The paper I used is two sided, so I cut a set of eggs on three different pieces of paper.

The chocolate bunnies are on page 42 of the handbook.

Cut three bunnies at 2.5 inches - There are three layers: a black layer, a brown layer and a pink layer (I did not cut the shadow layer).

To assemble the wreath, glue the bunny layers and egg layers together. 

Lay the embroidery hoop on your table with the screw at the top. This is where you will attach your ribbon or string for hanging.

I like to lay my pieces around the hoop to make sure that I like the placement before I glue anything down. I started glueing with the white bunny at the bottom of the wreath and then worked my way around both sides until I got to the top of the wreath. Let the wreath dry and enjoy!

If you have any questions  please let me know. If you make a wreath, please post a link to a photo in the comments so I can see your wreath.

1 comment:

M-C said...

Cute wreath, Cathy! How are you liking the "Explore"?