Hi friends, are you ready for a little holiday wreath eye candy? Not only do I have a sweet little wreath for you, but there are 20 other great holiday wreaths for you to ogle over and be inspired by.
I'm tickled to be joining these other talented bloggers showcasing their wreaths for the upcoming holiday. If you're not quite ready to make your holiday wreath yet, make sure to pin this so that when you are ready, you'll have 21 great ideas. You can see all the other wreaths at the bottom of this post.
I was blessed to grow up in a home with a grandma who loved (and lived) to bake. I was that kid in the school cafeteria whose sandwiches were on homemade bread and came home from school whining that ‘I want my sandwiches on store bought bread like all my friends.'
Needless to say, I got smarter as I got older have a deep appreciation for the love and labor that went into each of the loaves of perfectly baked bread and to this day, there is nothing that beats a piece of bread, just from the oven, slathered with real butter! Oh my.
And while she baked ALL year, she really brought it at Christmas.
My mom and I carried on that tradition and now my daughter and I do all the baking in our home.
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The wreath I created was inspired by our family baking tradition, with gingerbread men and gingerbread houses.
With all the One Room Challenge craziness going on in my home, creating this wreath was simple bliss.
And it didn't hurt that my home was redolent with the aroma of cinnamon as I baked these ‘gingerbread men' and'gingerbread house' ornaments.
All my ‘candies' were easily made with sculpey clay, and a little glitter…because, well…glitter.
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The candy cane was simple and turned out so darned cute!
I made the green and white ‘spearmint' candy by making equal size half moons out of both the green and white and then cutting each half moon into 4 pieces. I then pieced the 8 pieces back together to form the mint candy. Many apologies for the very lousy image, but it's the only one I have.
The ribbon candy was easily made by laying a white, red and white sculpey strip next to each other, rolling it out and then trimming the sides. Fold it and punch a hole with a straw.
The Gingerbread men and houses were made from applesauce and cinnamon dough. Equal parts of each with or without a little bit of white glue. I used 1 1/2 cups of each and then added about 2 tablespoons of white glue. I rolled them to about 1/3″ and then I cut out the shapes with cookie cutter. For the houses, I cut the image out of cardboard and then traced around it.
Sprinkle cinnamon on your counter when rolling out your dough if it is sticky.
I poked pieces of wire into the dough before I baked it to create the hooks.
Outlining the gingerbread houses and gingerbread men in white puffy paint really mimicked the look of icing. I sprinkled some very fine white glitter onto the ‘icing' on the star.
The making of this little wreath fit in perfectly with my day of watching football. And it's going to look perfect hanging in my kitchen this Christmas.
It would also be a fun craft to do with your family. Pin it for your future reference!⇓
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