Wooden Gingerbread Cookie Christmas Wreath

If you've been following along this Christmas season you've seen that I had a whole bunch of wooden ornaments that were made by a special family member. 

I literally had about 30 of them and wanted to find a way to celebrate these ornaments and give them new life. 

I made a very cute hanging decoration but I only used 5 of the ornaments. 

So I had another idea...

peg shelf with Christmas ornaments

Gingerbread cookies! 

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wooden Christmas shapes

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If you didn't see the sentimental ornament hanger I made you can find it here.

ornament display

I was going to decorate some of the remaining wooden ornaments like gingerbread cookies! I mean they were already stained a dark color so they will be perfect. 

Gingerbread wooden cookies

If you'd like to make this project, you'll need to start with unfinished wooden shapes and stain them. 

Next, I used white craft paint and the back of a paintbrush to create "icing" on all my wooden cookies. 

painted wooden cookies

I traced around the shape on some and got creative with lines using a thin paintbrush on the angels and Christmas trees.

embroidery hoop wreath

For the next part you'll need some kind of wreath form. I'm using one piece of an embroidery hoop with a wire attached for hanging. 

stacking the wooden ornaments

I decorated a few of the wooden cookies with tiny bows and bells then used hot glue to attach them to the wreath. 

wreath with wooden ornaments

I overlapped the cookies as I went along putting down the larger ornaments first. 

stacked ornament cookies

I kept piling them on all the way around the wreath until I got the look I wanted. 

wooden gingerbread cookies

At the end I tied a simple gingham bow on the wire hanger. 

wooden cookie wreath with bow

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gingerbread cookie wreath with overlay

I think this little wreath is the perfect way to display these ornaments and something I can cherish and save forever. 

wooden decorated cookies on a wreath

Like I said before you can duplicate this with wooden ornaments, they are readily available at the craft store and probably on sale right now! 

wooden ornaments on a wreath

I think they look like gingerbread cookies and hanging on the wreath they just look delicious! 

wooden cookie wreath on peg board with garland

shelf with a lot of Christmas decorations

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wooden cookies on a wreath




I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .