November 30, 2009

Bonus Post - A Williamsburg-Inspired Wreath

Every year Colonial Williamsburg sends me a set of postcards in the hopes that I will send them a nice fat check. The postcards always show beautiful photographs of aspects of Williamsburg. My favorite set displayed 10 different colonial wreaths, including a simple grapevine wreath I fell in love with. I decided to try to make my own and it was so simple. You can try it too!

All you'll need is a grapevine wreath, ribbon, raffia, cinnamon sticks, and those trusty salt dough ornaments! Tie a raffia bow to the top of the wreath and stick in a cinnamon stick or two. If you have a holly tree available, a sprig would look fantastic here.

Create your salt dough gingerbread men, not forgetting to pierce their little heads before you bake. Hey, the ribbon has to go somewhere!

Tie the little guys onto the wreath with ribbon and add a few extra cinnamon sticks for that welcome-to-our-home perfect smell. Ta-da! A colonial-inspired wreath ready to adorn your door!

Check back Wednesday for more Christmas kids books and crafts ideas!



  1. Cute... Cute! I love the BIG bow!! Way to go:)!

  2. This is so adorable! I especially love the bow.

  3. Oh I LOVE it! I've been wanting to make some salt dough ornaments but the receipe I have makes a TON of them. So I didn't know how to make just a little and get the right consistency, cause I tried before and it did not work out. But I could use some extra to make these, very fun.

  4. WOW! I can't believe how cute this is...and so simple too, it just makes me smile =) love love love love it!!!


  5. Love the little gingerbreads - I have yet to make mine for this year - thanks for the reminder! Your wreath is adorable!


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