DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas! It’s Day 9. Today we are getting our quick-craft on with a few friends.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

During this past year I teamed up with a group of fabulous bloggers to share helpful 10 minute ideas. These ideas ranged from easy desserts to simple decorating tips. (Check out the collection of ideas I shared here.) We are back this month with our final idea of the year (and possibly the series)! It’s bittersweet. Since Christmas is right around the corner, my blogger friends and I are presenting 10 Minute Decorating Ideas to help you dress your home for the season. Be sure to check out the other projects linked up at the end of this post.

For my 10 Minute Decorating Idea, I’m going to teach you how to make this adorable Cookie Cutter Wreath.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I wish I could take credit for this genius creation, but I saw it in a magazine a few years ago and had to make one for myself. As much as I enjoy a more complicated DIY (my wood stockings, for example), I also love projects that can be put together quickly.

I think they (Yep, I made two.) turned out wonderfully.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I created these wreaths for the sliding barn doors in my entryway. Around the holidays, I love to dress up the doors. Normally, I’m okay with a little less color, but a blank slate is begging for a bit of holiday cheer.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I’m also a fan of projects that allow you to put your own spin on them. With this project, feel free to change up the cookie cutter shape, use twine or wire instead of ribbon, or make it larger or smaller. There are oodles of options.

Star Cookie Cutter Wreath

I found that the packs of cookie cutters with different sizes of the same shape come in handy for this DIY. I was thrilled when I came across the pack of star cookie cutters I’m using here. To create a wreath like mine, you’ll need two packs. You’ll use every cutter with the exception of the smallest one.

Okay, with all of that background out of the way, let me walk you through how to put this wreath together.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Here’s what you will need:
Star cookie cutters in various sizes (I found mine here.)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Ribbon or twine
Scissors
Pine bough (faux or real)

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Start by laying out the cookie cutters in a circle. Make sure that each cookie cutter touches the adjacent one in at least one spot.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Then, grab your hot glue gun. Using a small amount of glue, attach each cookie cutter to the next one. This will provide some stability for your wreath.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Next, tie on a piece of ribbon to the area where each ornament connects.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Using a pair of scissors, snip the ribbon to the desired length. I prefer it pretty short.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Continue to attach ribbon to all of the joints around the entire wreath.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Then, attach a long piece of ribbon to the top of your wreath to create a hanger. Tuck in a few small pieces of pine, and your wreath is complete.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Voila!

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Super cute, right?

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

There is just something about this wreath that I’m in love with. It’s simple, homemade, and super festive. There’s a comfort in that. And that’s part of what Christmas is all about.

At least I think so.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

As always, if you create this project, or any project here on Inspired by Charm, I would really love to see it! Please, share it on Instagram using the hashtag #myIBC. (And for the 12 Days of Christmas you can also use #IBCholiday.) Seeing your inspired creations and recipes gets bloggers like me pretty excited.

DIY Cookie Cutter Wreath | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Now, before you head off, be sure to check out more holiday-inspired 10-minute decorating ideas below. The line-up of ideas for this month is brilliant. I know you’ll love them as much as I do.

10 MINUTE HOLIDAY DECORATING

Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets from Finding Home Farms
Pretty Packages – Gift Wrapping from Miss Mustard Seed
Christmas Centerpiece from Julie Blanner
Twig and Boxwood Mantel – Thistlewood Farms
DIY Doodle Gift Boxes from Dream Green DIY
Decorating with Ornaments – Four Generations One Roof

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Comments

  • Laura at

    An idea so good it makes me wish I thought of it! Best Christmas 10 minute idea ever!!! Thanks for joining us!

  • Carrie at

    You’re killing me with all of your genius ideas this holiday season! I love this so, SO much!!

  • Vanessa Hoek at

    Michael-I love this! I was thinking that the simplicity is so comforting too. Yesterday, mom just gave me a small metal Bundt pan that was my great grandma’s- I decided that I HAD to use it. I put some red and white polka dot ribbon through the middle and hung it in the kitchen-instant wreath. I think I will have to add a cookie cutter one as well-so cute! Thanks for all your ideas-so fun! Cheers!

  • Elise at

    Another BEAUTIFUL Christmas craft, Michael. Your creativity is so inspiring!!!

  • Cassie at

    Adorable!! I love easy diy ideas for Christmas. With 2 kids that never stop I really love that this idea is so simple and quick! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!!

  • Lisa at

    Do you sleep at night?!!! You continue to come up with the most wonderful, creative and affordable ideas – over and over again! Thank you!

  • Julie Blanner at

    It’s so beautiful! I love this idea and can’t wait to recreate it next year.

  • Cyd at

    Love seeing all of these cute ideas you dream up! xoxo

  • pam at

    YOU are a star!! I have said all along that you need to have your OWN television show—PLEASE!! You are just the most awesome decorator ever!! Thank you!!

  • Guerrina at

    Ack! I need 4 of these little wreaths! Deck my back hall which gets little attention, but is high traffic! Love!

  • linda at

    I like your cookie cutter wreath; a person could add bells to each ribbon that attaches to @ cutter. Or a person could make a paper banner (small) and run the ribbon banner from one end to the other.

  • Terrell at

    This is the cutest ever!!!! I love wreaths! If you have any more tutorials for 2016…be sure to share! 🙂 Merry Christmas to you!

  • Dani Kogan at

    These 10 minutes ideas on decorating a home or a room are just amazing. Last year, on Xmas, I decorated my walls with red and white ribbons hanging from up towards down with bells, trees, and fruits all around. Now, I would definitely try these cookie cutter decorating ideas this year. I can imagine from images that what creative and pleasing look it will gonna give to my home.

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