Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Holly Wreath Torus

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Nov 12, 2013

Holly Wreath Torus

Finished the holly wreath sliceform torus!

I added sparkles to the leaf edges (hard to see) and red berries.

holly sliceform wreath torus

How to make the large holly wreath

Sliceform template
Download cutting files:
Silhouette Studio, PDF, DXF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space).

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.

Cut 8 each of the two pieces. The pieces are sized to fit on 8.5" x 11" paper. (I used 4 different colors.)

This is a large wreath. You can cut it smaller, but remember if you re-size a sliceform template drastically you must correct the slot width to accommodate the card stock you are using.

Assembly instructions are the same as the leaf torus and daisy torus.

holly wreath sliceform torus

I cut paper braces approximately 1" x 1/4" to support the berries. Pull the smallest holly leaves toward each other until the points touch and glue the brace to the back of the leaves.

sliceform torus holly wreath

Glue berries where the leaves touch.

I glued all 16 pairs of the smallest leaves--front and back of the wreath--because I plan to hang the wreath in a place where both sides are visible. If you're putting it on a wall you don't need to do both sides.

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dawn walsh said...


SNJ said...

Fantastic! A black belt for this one! Many thanks.

m3m said...


How did you arrange your colors for the Holly Wreath Torus, or are the colors random? (Though it doesn't look random.)

Carol said...

I cut one pattern piece from the two darker shades and the other piece from the two lighter shades. When I put it together I made sure to alternate pieces, so that two of the same were not in two adjacent slots.


m3m said...

Thanks, Carol. I am looking forward to getting started.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Elaine Wolfe said...

I finally posted my holly wreath torus at http://papercraftetc.blogspot.com/2013/11/holly-wreath-torus.html
I hope you like it!

eunice said...

AMAZING! And so beautifully done, Carol! Thank you again for always generously sharing your cutting files and tutorials. The time and love you put into creating this shows and is truly appreciated by all of us. Have a wonderful holiday season!

m3m said...

This project is not for the faint of heart. After about 2 hours, with numerous take-aparts, I got the wreath together. I think the trick is to tape here and there as you progress.

The wreath is beautiful and once again, Carol, I have you to thank for providing the pdfs and the instructions. Did you ever think of teaching a course?

Happy holidays to you and your family.

Carol said...

I totally agree. When I got to the point of connecting the beginning and there end there much muttering under my breath of "Now which one does THIS one hook on to??"

In my real life I AM a teacher (school librarian). :)


Kris Koch said...

Hello: I'm trying quite hard to make my own tori templates and have done lots of measuring of arc segments, and using my compass to find out at what degree each of the slices is located, and measuring the depth of the slices...is there any sort of formula or multiple formulae that you use to create your templates? (Please don't tell me it's calculus!) But even if it is, I would appreciate any advice you'd be willing to share. BTW, I really love your tori! I've made the holly, daisy and chrysanthemum and want to expand into other flora. (I'm the Education Director at a botanical gardens.) Thank you so much! Kris

Kris Koch said...

Oh, and please feel free to email me. That might be easier because it's likely that I will have more questions! :) Kris

p.s. These are like 3D puzzles and I LOVE puzzles.

Carol said...

Kris, you'll have to email ME--I don't have your email address. Mine is under "contact."

If there is a formula that is easy enough to be practical for a crafter, sure haven't found it.

But I have some tips which I'd be glad to share.