Add a touch of velvet to your gift wrapping with these DIY Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers using a Cricut Maker for a luxe look on your gift!

DIY Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers

These DIY Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers are the perfect add a touch to your gift wrapping this season! You can easily make these with your Cricut Maker by following this super easy tutorial!

Add a touch of velvet to your gift wrapping with these DIY Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers using a Cricut Maker for a luxe look on your gift!

I really wanted to try my hand at greenery with the Cricut Maker! My initial idea was to use crepe paper. The Crepe paper I had was too thin and so they rolled up and you couldn’t see the shape. I tried pearl paper and that was really beautiful, but it didn’t have the drape I really wanted. Then I remembered I had some velvet scraps I could use! White would have looked beautiful, but I already happened to have some green in my dye pot. And thus, these beautiful Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers were created!

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Items needed:

Open the Leaf Design Space File that created for you and start cutting your shapes with your rotary blade. I made the file to fit a 12″x24″ Mat, but if you prefer one of the shapes more feel free to duplicate or delete the ones you don’t love!

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Making Velvet Leaf cutouts with my Cricut Maker!

After they were all cut, I peeled them off carefully. The velvet can easily rip if your mat is new and sticky. If you want to use your spatula or scraper that can ensure you don’t rip it. I did rip off a few little delicate parts, but I wanted them all different anyway so it worked out just fine! They don’t all have to be perfect!

Cut Velvet leafs made with the Cricut Maker!

Next, I put the leaves in my dye pot. To make a dye pot like this it’s SO simple! Just put hot water in a bucket with enough water to cover your fabric. This is hardly any fabric so you won’t need much. Then add your dye! More dye means deeper color. If you’re using polyester velvet, you might want to use ‘DyeMore’ and that will give you a more true color. The color I got here came from the linked green dye above. You can see it went more of a sage color, because the polyester didn’t dye the same as cotton does.

Dyeing the leaves to create gift toppers!

After you’ve dyed your leaves, pull them out and rinse them in cold water. Then let them air dry flat with a towel under them.

Fresh dyed leaves drying to make Gift Toppers! From overthebigmoon.com!

Once they are dry, wrap up your gifts and top them with the leaves! I suggest using just a dab of hot glue to secure them in place.

Add a touch of velvet to your gift wrapping with these DIY Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers using a Cricut Maker for a luxe look on your gift!

These draped so nice on my gifts and they looked super cute in sets of two or three.

Add a touch of velvet to your gift wrapping with these DIY Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers using a Cricut Maker for a luxe look on your gift!

If you liked this post I think you’d also like to read about my gift wrapping tips and all about these DIY Agate Gift Toppers I made!

Add a touch of velvet to your gift wrapping with these DIY Velvet Leaf Gift Toppers using a Cricut Maker for a luxe look on your gift!

 


Anna McNamara

I’m Anna, and I don't think style has to be sacrificed for price! I love creating DIYs that don't look homemade and look deceptively expensive. I just had my first little one with my incredibly supportive husband Ryan. I got my degree in Mathematics and work full time at home, but also run Practical and Pretty! I hope you like saving time and money, because that's what I'm here for!

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