Monday, March 23, 2015

Cookie Cutter Easter Wreath

This is such a fun project for anyone that loves baking cookies!!!!  This is my new wreath on my bakery door!  I hope to share some bakery pictures in the next week or so!

I used an extra set of plastic cutters that I found at Walmart for $1.47 for 6.  The pink and green cutters are all from this set, though this little green chick below didn't make the cut!  The yellow cutters are duplicates that I had from Wilton sets.  I believe they come in the large 101 set.  I wanted to use plastic cutters so that rust wasn't an issue.  I would guess you could use metal if you coated them in paint that would protect them.

Supplies for this project are:

-Grapevine wreath
-Green floral wire
-Wired ribbon - I used 2 rolls that were 3 yards each and had just a little leftover
-cookie cutters
- scissor (if you don't want to cut the wire with the scissors you will also need something to cut the wire!)
- silk flowers (optional)

I had my glue gun all heated up but didn't end up using it!!

I started by arranging the cookie cutters.

At first I thought I would wrap the wreath with the ribbon.  3 yards was enough for that if you prefer to do that - instead of tying a knot on each cutter.

Since I was loving the wrapped ribbon, I came up with the idea to tie a knot on each cookie cutter.  The ribbon also hid the wire I used to secure the cutter to the wreath.  Tie a knot around each cutter - try to plan where the knots should go based on where the cutter will be on the wreath.  I didn't want all of the knots facing in or in the same spots - I tried to vary that.  Then cut a piece of wire long enough to wrap around the wreath - and attach the cutter to the wreath, hiding the wire with the ribbon.  I put the wire through the ribbon knot to help hide it - but make sure it is going over the cutter too - not just through the ribbon.  Trim the ribbon ends and arrange.

I tucked some white silk flowers into the wreath as well but I don't think they are very noticeable.

Let me know if you try this!!  I would love to see pictures!!

Some recent cookies!!

Here an Enderman and a pig join Steve!  I did a Creeper and Steve when I did Minecraft cookies before!  Happy Birthday to Greyson!!

Here are some St. Patrick's Day cookies including some running cookies for the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach this past weekend!!  Congrats to Dave and Alma!!!