With so many of Mary's gorgeous autumn SVG collections, I couldn't resist making a home decor item! I've been looking out for a beautiful fall wreath for so long, and haven't found the right one, so I decided to make one! I cut up all the pieces, gave each of them lots of love, and attached all the pieces onto a 18" wreath (purchased at Michael's).
SVG Collections Used:
Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used. Size to the dimensions shown below with “Keep Proportions” checked in the Shape Properties window.
|Heirloom Pumpkin Flourishes|
|flourish1.svg, flourish2.svg, flourish3.svg, flourish4.svg, flourish6.svg||2" wide (cut 3 of each)||evergreen, fern green, apple green|
|flourish5.svg||4" wide (cut 3)||evergreen, fern green, apple green|
|flourish7.svg, flourish9.svg||3" wide (cut 3 of each)||evergreen, fern green, apple green|
|flourish8.svg||4" wide (cut 3)||evergreen, fern green, apple green|
|flourish10.svg||6" wide (cut 3)||evergreen, fern green, apple green|
|flourish11.svg, flourish13.svg||5" wide (cut 3)||evergreen, fern green, apple green|
|flourish12.svg||7" wide (cut 3)||evergreen, fern green, apple green|
|p7_top.svg, p7_middle.svg, p7_bottom.svg||2.5" wide each||espresso brown, pale yellow, pale yellow|
|p8_top.svg, p8_middle.svg, p8_bottom.svg||2.5" wide each||coffee brown, swamp green, swamp green|
|September Afternoons SVG Collection|
|leaf.svg||2" and 2.5" wide||latte brown and chocolate brown|
|leaf.svg (blackout)||2" and 2.5" wide||cream and coffee brown|
|basket_top.svg, basket_bottom.svg||3" wide each||latte brown, coffee brown|
|apple_top.svg, apple_bottom.svg||1" wide each||espresso brown, cherry red and pear green|
|wagon_wheel.svg||3.5" wide||java brown|
|wheelbarrow_top.svg, wheelbarrow_bottom.svg||4.75" wide each||expresso brown, latte brown|
|birdhouse_top.svg, birdhouse_middle.svg, birdhouse_bottom.svg||2" wide each||latte brown, pear green, espresso brown|
|Harvest Hill Farm SVG Collection|
|acorn1_top.svg, acorn1_bottom.svg||0.8"wide each||espresso brown, cream and coffee brown|
|acorn2_top.svg, acorn2_bottom.svg||0.8" wide each||coffee brown and beige|
|basket.svg||2.75" wide||coffee brown|
|basket.svg (blackout)||2.75" wide||espresso brown|
|leaf.svg||6" wide (cut 14)||deep golden yellow|
|leaf.svg (blackout)||6" wide (cut 14)||coffee brown|
|pear_top.svg, pear_bottom.svg||0.75" wide each||pear green|
|gourd_birdhouse_top.svg, gourd_birdhouse_bottom.svg||3" wide each||pale yellow, espresso brown|
|4.5" wide each||coffee brown, cream, latte brown, coffee brown|
|Gourds Galore SVG Collection|
|corn_middle.svg||1.1" and 1.25" wide||beige and coffee brown|
|corn_bottom.svg||1.1" and 1.25" wide||espresso brown|
|leaf.svg||2.75" wide||coffee brown and latte brown|
|leaf.svg (blackout)||2.75" wide||beige|
|Free SVG File Maple Leaf - 09.16.09|
|maple_leaf_top.svg, maple_leaf_bottom.svg||3.25" wide (cut 8 of each)||cherry red and pale yellow|
- When trying to add depth and texture to your project, you can use various tones of the same color to achieve that feel. Notice that I have kept it to the browns, greens and yellow, but used so many different shades.
- I inked all the edges with brown ink to give it more vintage, autumn feel.
- For the cut files that I have marked as a blackout, use the blackout option in SCAL - this will be the bottom layer to the corresponding file. With any multi-layered element, I used pop-dots in between the layers to create a 3D look.
- Using the glue gun, glue each piece in the desired location, and hold it there for a few seconds. The drying time of the glue gun allows you to lift your shapes up, thus giving your project some dimension!
This wreath will make any door in your home look inviting! Welcome autumn!
You can visit Thienly's crafty blog at Mod Paperie.