Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas! It’s Day 9. Today we are getting our quick-craft on with a few friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pine bough (faux or real)
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.
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.
Next, tie on a piece of ribbon to the area where each ornament connects.
Using a pair of scissors, snip the ribbon to the desired length. I prefer it pretty short.
Continue to attach ribbon to all of the joints around the entire wreath.
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.
Super cute, right?
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.
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.
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