Cookie Cutter Wreath
Try finding old metal cookie cutters from thrift stores. It saves a ton on this project!
-glue (I chose Gorilla Glue for it's strength)
-metal cookie cutters
-large paper or cardboard (to trace out your perimeters)
-spray primer (make sure it's the stuff for metal!)
-spray paint (I chose white)
-ribbon (I bought a red pre-made bow)
1. Using a large dinner plate, trace a circle on your paper or cardboard.
2. Make 1 row of cookie cutters, being careful not to go outside the lines (use two rows if you have small cookie cutters or if you are making a larger wreath)
3. Play with the placement of the cookie cutters until you get a design that you think will not only look good, but be easy to glue (i.e. lots of surface space to glue the pieces together)
4. Once you're set with the design, take pieces out 1 at a time to apply your glue.
5. Once all the pieces are glued together, let it dry.
6. When it's dry, apply a coat of spray metal primer. Don't skip this step! Paint comes off so easily off of metals, and you don't want to take this wreath out of storage and see that it's ruined!
7. After the primer is dried (I had to bring mine indoors to dry, darn cold weather!) apply your spray paint. I chose white.
8. Let the spray paint dry, then attach your bow.
9. Now you're ready to hang!
I want to make two more wreaths for my patio door, but I haven't yet decided how I want to do it. I was thinking of wheat grasses for a Scandinavian look. I'm not sure yet, but I will definitely show you when I get them done!
I'm thinking that tomorrow I will show you what I did with those old shutters. Sound like a plan?