Farmhouse Paper Swag Using My Cricut Explore Air 2

A pretty paper garland using die cut leaves. A beautiful farmhouse decor piece 

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You may remember from this post, that I recently received a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. I have been really enjoying putting it to use creating all kinds of fun projects at home including this fun project which I am going to show you today. One of my first projects was making this decorated cake stand. I downloaded the image in the Cricut library. Another way to create a totally unique and customized piece is to build your image from scratch or to upload an image of your choice in the software. This provides you with endless opportunities to create.

How to Make a Farmhouse Paper Swag

Supplies Needed:

Paper- 2 or more colors of green (cardstock)

Floral Wire

Hot Glue Gun

Floral tape

Cricut Explore Air 2

Leaf Collage from Cricut Design Space

Ribbon

Instructions:

1.Use your Cricut Explore Air 2, to die cut varying sizes of leaves in your chosen colors.

2. While still on the mat, I used my scoring tool to score a line for folding straight down the middle of each leaf.

3. Using the removal tool, remove each leave from the mat.

4. Fold on the scoring lines.

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5. To make your swag, gather your supplies and begin by gluing sets of leaves together in 2's or 3's.

6. Next, cut your floral wire and wrap floral tape around the end to secure it.

7. Using your glued sets of leaves, attached them to the wire with floral tape. (This was the tricky part. Make sure to twist wrap your floral tape so it will adhere to itself.

8. Continue adding and wrapping until you have a full swag.

9. Create a loop on the end by twisting the end around itself to create a hook hanger.

10. Attach ribbon.

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 It took some time to get the hang of putting the leaves together, but oh how beautiful it is and I'm sure glad I didn't give up on it.

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Wouldn't this be beautiful as a party decoration or even on chairs or wedding decor?

I think my swag added a nice little touch to my ladder, but the possibilities are endless, so I'm sure it will get moved around to a variety of different spots!

To see more of my farmhouse summer mantel, you can visit this post here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

 

To life feeling like home!

XO,

 

  1. Shashank says:

    Your blog “Farmhouse Paper Swag Using My Cricut Explore Air 2” is helpful and informational, thank you so much.

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  5. Emily says:

    I love this idea, Amy! Your swag looks perfect!

  6. What a cute idea! It would be pretty made into a wreath too!

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