Use Your Old Cookie Cutters To Cut Out A Gorgeous Paint Chip Christmas Garland

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

We’re racing full steam ahead to Christmas Day, and we all know what that means: last-minute decorating!

It always seems like there’s just one tiny detail you forgot to plan for, and this is the time of year we do our best to put the pedal to the metal, and finish everything up!

Whether you need to pick up one more box of candy canes for the stockings, or you’re hustling to add a few more ornaments to the tree with these adorably rustic DIY canning jar wreaths, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by last-minute projects.

Fortunately, we have one that’s beyond easy, and also makes for a perfect way to distract little ones while you’re trying to finish up meal prep and gift wrapping.


  • Paint chips
  • Butcher’s twine
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Christmas cookie cutters


  1. Sift through any old paint chips for Christmassy and wintery colors like red, green, white, blue, and gold.
  2. Use Christmas cookie cutters as stencils, and trace out shapes on the paint chips.
  3. Cut out the shapes along the traced lines to create gradient Christmas shapes.
  4. Flip the shapes over so the plain side (or side you aren’t using) is up, then place a dot of glue in the middle.
  5. Cut a length of butcher’s twine, and press it into the glue so the stenciled shapes are at regular intervals. Let dry.
  6. Hang and enjoy! Happy holidays!

How much do you love the Christmas season? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to SHARE this cute idea with friends and family!

Photo Credit: Flickr / Flickr

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