If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed I pinned a lot of wreaths this weekend. I even made a new “Wreath” album to contain them all. I have 3 doors leading to outside at my house, which is ample space for wreaths. Normally I have seasonal crafts hanging up on the inner doors to keep them safe from the elements but have them visible through the glass outer doors. I want to start making fun wreaths for the front door, but was too lazy to make it to the craft store. Instead, I was inspired while shuffling through the antique shop hunting vintage Pyrex.
I came across a bucket of vintage metal cookie cutters and thought they would make an awesome wreath for the side door leaving the kitchen. I used a variety of different shapes: pumpkin, turtle, leaf, stocking, duck, martini glass. If you have a larger collection or do a little searching you can get cookie cutters of the same theme or holiday and make the wreath seasonal. I prefer the mix of everything for mine since I plan on keeping it up year round.
To make this wreath I used a hot glue gun, cookie cutters, ribbon to hang the wreath, and a bowl to start off the wreath shape. How many cookie cutters you need depends on how big or wide you want your wreath, as well as how big your cookie cutters are. I did two rows of the cookie cutters to make the wreath seem full, but not be overly heavy. The more places the cookie cutters touch each other, the more bonded the wreath will be.
First I set the bowl upside down on the table and fit all the cookie cutters around it like a puzzle. Once I had the form of my wreath mapped out, I pulled the outer ring of cookie cutters away and used the hot glue gun to glur the inner row together. I removed the bowl I had used for shape, and let the first row dry for about 20 minutes. I then returned and glued the second row of cookie cutters to the wreath. After drying and setting overnight, I attached a ribbon and hung the wreath on my door!