One of my favorite things about the holidays is baking. I have so many wonderful memories of making traditional Christmas baked goodies with my mother. Gingerbread is one of those recipes that always makes me think of the holidays, so I decided to give my DIY holiday decor wreath a baking themed twist!
Gingerbread DIY holiday decor wreath supplies:
- 10 inch Darice Canadian Pine Wreath
- Darice Red Berry Garland
- Darice Mini Gingerbread Ornament Figures
- Miniature Darice Rolling Pin
- Metal Craft Wire
- Thing-A-Ma-JIG Beginners Kit
- Hot Glue Gun
- Red Ribbon
- Bowdabra Bow Maker
Arrange the wreath so that it looks fuller. The branches tend to be clumped together after packing and shipping, so “fluff” them out a bit.
Cut a length of garland to fit around the wreath. Wind the garland in and out of the wreath branches to hold it in place. Wrap the wire ends of the berry garland around the wreath form.
Make the miniature whisk. Place the holding knobs on the Thing-A-Ma-JIG device as pictured. Wrap the wire around the two knobs 4 times. Remove the wire from the platform but don’t cut the wire yet.
Twist the wire around the middle and end of the wire loops as pictured. This will help form the handle of the mini whisk.
Bend and open the wire loops on the other end of the whisk to form the shape. Twist and move them until you’ve achieved the desired whisk shape. Use a bit of silver string to attach the whisk to the wreath.
Hot glue the mini rolling pin to the wreath.
Select the gingerbread miniature ornaments that you wish to use, and hot glue them to the wreath branches.
Use the Bowdabra bow maker to make a red bow for the wreath. I made two loops on each side, and added the gingham ribbon to make the added tails for the wreath. Tie the bow onto the wreath form.
For added fun, you could hot glue a few cinnamon sticks to the wreath to give it that wonderful holiday scent! This wreath would look adorable hanging in the kitchen.
Have fun crafting and creating Christmas decor for your home! Looking for another fun winter themed wreath? Check out this pretty paper DIY poinsettia wreath!