|I loved it so.|
|Don't mind the wire-tie.|
And that's where this post came to a screeching halt. I knew I wasn't giving up on my awesome project, but I needed to come up with a way to give it a "Six Million Dollar Man" makeover before I shared the final product with you guys. You can probably assume at this point that I did, and you are so right. Instead of gluing the cookie cutters together, I opted to tie them together with wire. Success! Here's how I made and reconstructed my precious cookie cutter wreath:
- metal cookie cutters
- a small paper plate (or a similarly-sized round object)
- 28 gauge wire
- decorative ribbon
1. Get a hold of some metal cookie cutters. I bought a 40 piece Wilton cookie cutter set at Joann's for about $10 (after a coupon, of course). I actually used every single cookie cutter in this set for my wreath.
2. Using a small paper plate as a guide for your center, create a design. This step will take you a considerable amount of time, as it takes a lot of trial and error to get an even wreath-y shape.
3. Connect your cookie cutters. I originally glued my pieces together, using paper clips as mini clamps until it dried. After my dreadful accident, I opted for 28-guage wire the second time around. You can probably get some wire at Joann's, but I'm positive it'll be overpriced. I bought mine at Home Depot for less than $3. If you can't specifically find 28-guage, try looking for something thin and malleable enough to easily wrap around your cookie cutters. Again, this step took a little time, but it's much stronger and more permanent than glue.
4. Use a piece of cute ribbon to hang up your treasure! I scrounged through my ribbon scraps and found the perfect piece for the job. I also chose to hang my wreath in my kitchen, as the subject matter only seemed appropriate.
I gotta say, I'm pretty pleased that this project ended up working out in the end. Though it's January-something, my wreath is still happily hanging in the kitchen...though I guess it might be time to put it away for until next Christmas. Can't wait!