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How to create layered paper art for Spring

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Learn how to create a beautiful layered paper wood sign for Spring. This project will teach you how to cut and layer paper to achieve a 3D effect. You can use this technique to create all kinds of art for your home.

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March is National craft month, in addition to celebrating all crafters and techniques it’s a great time to try something new. Head to Joann and pick up a new material, or take a class and learn something you’ve always wanted to try.

Start here for simple crafts I’ve shared that you can create in no time.

I have been cutting and crafting with paper for a long time, it was my first craft love! I’ve never tried a large scale layered paper project quite like this, National craft month seemed like a good time to give it a shot.

I started with a Cricut project found in Design Space. Using a premade design took the guesswork out of the project and allowed me to enjoy the process.

Get started with Cricut Explore Air 2 in Sky

The Cricut does all the cutting, you just have to weed and layer. I found this process to be so satisfying, watching the wreath build with each layer.

Here is what you need for this project. All the supplies can be found at Joann, including the Cricut!

Pick up a slatted wood round like the one I used, or scale the project up or down to create something perfect for your space.

layered paper art supplies
Layered Paper wood door hanger

How to create layered paper art for Spring

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Learn how to create a 3D wood sign for Spring


  • Blank wood sign
  • Paint - multiple colors
  • Colored cardstock


  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut Mat
  • Weeding Tool
  • Design Space project - It's a Beautiful Day
  • Paint Brush
  • Tape roll
  • Adhesive mounting squares


  1. Open the It's a Beautiful Day project in Cricut Design Space.
  2. Size this to fit your wood board.
  3. Choose a cardstock color for each layer.
  4. Click Make it to begin cutting the layers.
  5. While the layers are cutting, paint the board and let it dry.
  6. Weed each paper layer and sort by color. Layered paper art pieces
  7. Layered the paper without adhesive to make sure you have all the pieces and you like the layout.
  8. Starting with the base layer, adhere the paper to the wood sign using either mounting squares or a tape roller.
  9. Repeat this process until you have layered all of the paper pieces.


Use this technique to create art for any season. This also works for handmade cards and smaller craft projects.

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If you are ready to dive into papercrafting and create layered paper art, now is the time! Head to Joann to pick up a pack of rainbow-hued cardstock and start creating.

Learn more about how to use your Cricut for projects like this one and many more.

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How to make a layered paper sign

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Rebecca Payne

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

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