Sunday, December 3, 2023


Hello there friends! Welcome to December! Wow - has this year just flown by! For my post today, I am sharing a fun and festive home decor piece with you! It's just in time to add to your decorations this year! I love making all sorts of wreaths and knew when I saw the Gingerbread Kisses collection, I wanted to make one of these candy cane wreaths! I knew it would be a great way to showcase all the yummy candy in the collection.! I also repurposed the "Shadow Box Insert Kit" to be the decoration in the center of the wreath! You don't always have to put those in Shadow Boxes!

So to make my wreath I used the following products:

-Gingerbread Kisses Shadow Box Insert Kit

-Candy Canes- these are the "Elf" Movie-themed ones that are out in stores now. I loved how the candy cane colors are perfect matches for the Gingerbread Kisses collection!

-an 8 inch foam wreath form - picked this up at the Dollar Store

-(2) 10 inch circle canvases

-Buttons and white twine

-Red Dot Ribbon- 2 spools

-For the decorative tag on the left side of the wreath, I layered a flower, some mesh ribbon, a fun cookie decoration, some greenery, a button, and twine and the cute "Merry Christmas" banner is from the Chit Chat.

-burlap twine

- Hot glue

To start I laid out one of the circle canvases and then arranged my candy canes around the circle. I used hot glue to glue the bottom points onto the canvas and then glued the top corners of the candy canes to the one next to them.

I then added some white twine to some 1-inch buttons and hot glued them to the centers where the two candy canes meet.

Next, I assembled the Shadow Box kit as shown in their instructions, but used the second circle canvas as my background instead of a piece of paper. I centered the vellum sheet onto the center of the circle canvas and glued that to the top of the candy cane layer, which I previously did.  I then covered my foam wreath form with the red dot ribbon and hot glued that on top of my Shadow Box sticker layer.

I wanted to add a little bit more decoration to my wreath so I took a large kraft tag and layered it up with a striped flower, some mesh ribbon, a cute realistic looking cookie ornament, some greenery, a button tied with twine and the "Merry Christmas" banner which is from the Chit Chat die cuts. I had a sparkly red glitter bow in my stash that added to the left edge of the wreath. I glued the tag and all it's fun bits to the top of the glitter bow.

Finally I wrapped some burlap twine to two of the top candy cane bundles. I hot glued that really well and then made a loopy bow and hot glued that to the top of the twine I just wrapped. This serves as my hanger for the wreath.

I hope this wreath has inspired you to create your own fun and festive holiday decor piece! The "Gingerbread Kisses" collection was perfect for this candy-themed project, and I had so much fun making it. I encourage you to get creative and use your favorite holiday collection to put your own spin on this wreath. It's a great way to showcase your favorite holiday treats and add some cheer to your home this season. Happy crafting!


Gingerbread Kisses Shadow Box Insert Kit
Gingerbread Kisses Chit Chat Die Cuts


Candy canes
2 Circle Canvases
Foam Wreath Form
Ribbon & Twine
Hot Glue
Decorations for the tag

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