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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Kitchen Christmas Wreath

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Dec 7, 2016 4:26:54 PM
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Kitchen Christmas WreathSince my mannequin Christmas tree in the turquoise, purple, pink and silver was so successful; I decided to use this bright color scheme throughout my house. And I do mean throughout my house, since I decorate every room. Next stop is the kitchen and what could possibly be better to adorn a kitchen wreath than cookie cutters! I don’t bake anyway, so they’re better on display than in a drawer. 

Goodwill has lots of wreaths and various greens for sale. The fake fruit and leaves on this one were a little dated and worn, but once I removed all the old trims and dusted the fir branches, I ended up with a really nice wreath for $4.99. Tip: Use a blow dryer to dust and clean an artificial wreath. 

I left the pine cones attached, but they needed brightening. Carefully paint the tips of the scales with white paint and allow to dry. 

I lucked out when I found a bag of vintage metal Christmas cookie cutters, but you can use any style, size or material. Plastic red ones would be cute too with red plaid ribbon.

Attach the cutters to the wreath with fine wire. If you don’t have wire, use the twist ties that come with trash bags, or for a permanent solution, use a hot glue gun.

I glued on some of the leftover ornaments I made for the mannequin wreath alternating with little bows made from aqua polka dot ribbon.

This wreath makes me smile and remember my Grandmother’s Christmas sugar cookies every time I look at it. Delicious!

Topics: Merri Cvetan, Christmas decor, DIY Christmas decor, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • Kitchen Christmas Wreath
    What could possibly be better to adorn a kitchen wreath than cookie cutters! I don’t bake anyway, so they’re better on display than in a drawer.
  • Kitchen Christmas Wreath
    Goodwill has lots of wreaths and various greens for sale. The fake fruit and leaves on this one were a little dated and worn, but once I removed all the old trims and dusted the fir branches, I ended up with a really nice wreath for $4.99.
  • Kitchen Christmas Wreath

    I left the pine cones attached, but they needed brightening. Carefully paint the tips of the scales with white paint and allow to dry.

  • Kitchen Christmas Wreath

    I lucked out when I found a bag of vintage metal Christmas cookie cutters, but you can use any style, size or material. Plastic red ones would be cute too with red plaid ribbon.

  • Kitchen Christmas Wreath

    I glued on some of the leftover ornaments I made for the mannequin wreath alternating with little bows made from aqua polka dot ribbon.