This mini copper leaf wreath came together in minutes using the Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine. It makes for beautiful fall decor!
Let’s be honest, to start off with, this mini wreath isn’t made of real copper. It’s aluminum and one side is copper colored. I had the aluminum on hand, but I am thinking of making a larger wreath with real copper sheeting that is slightly thicker, so the die cuts aren’t as fragile. Maybe for next fall. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
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You all know how I love my Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine. I don’t think I have put that thing away more than once since I got it, and that was only because guests were coming over. There is so much that I can make with it, I mean the possibilities are endless.
Anyhow, the inspiration for this wreath is that I have a little wall in my bathroom that needed some Thanksgiving love. I had found a 6 inch metal ring in my craft supply room and figured it would be a good size for a miniature wreath. I guess this metal ring is for macramé. I don’t know where it came from or why I have it, since I’ve never had an interest in creating macramé. Maybe I should. Who knows? Ideally, I would have preferred a copper ring, but you get what you pay for (free) so gold will have to do. (Now that I think about it, I could have used liquid copper leaf to paint it. Too late now!)
- Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine (I use 8.5 inch, but the 6 inch machine will work too!)
- Contour Leaf Me Alone Steel Rule Dies
- Contour Bow-Tique Steel Rule Dies
- 6 inch metal ring
- floral wire 26 gauge
- Copper sheeting or copper colored aluminum
Safety first: be very careful when working with metal. The edges are rough and will cut you! Wear gloves!!!
Using the die cutting machine, cut out six or seven of the Leaf Me Alone leaves. I put the metal face down on some and face up, so that the leaves go different directions. Once you have enough to go around the ring, use the floral wire and wrap it a few times around in strategic places to attach the leaves. Now that all the leaves are attached to the ring, take a pen or other round object and curl the leaves a little so they don’t lie flat and shape the leaves to try and hide the wire.
Run the Bow-Tique die through the machine and put it together. After that attach it to the bottom of the wreath with more wire.
Related: Need more fall leaves in you life? Then you need to make these Fall Leaf Coasters!
That’s it! Really this craft took all of 20 minutes, but it looks fabulous! Hang it on the wall and enjoy!