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Project

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Use inexpensive aluminum cutters to turn out ornaments faster than you can bake a batch of cookies.

Materials

  • Aluminum cookie cutters
  • Patterned paper
  • Color-photocopy pictures
  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Needle
  • Ribbon
  • Beads

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose patterned papers or color-photocopy pictures onto card stock. Trace cutter on top; cut out. Dab white craft glue along cutter's edge. Press paper in place; let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Thread narrow ribbon through needle; poke between paper and cutter, and wrap ribbon around top of cutter. Slip a bead over ribbon's ends; knot.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, Volume 145 December 2005

Reviews (10)

  • 29 Nov, 2012

    I'm confused. How do you thread the ribbon? You are really puncturing a [filtered word] through the cookie cutter with the needle itself? I can image this to be very difficult and painful to my fingers! Help me understand this..

  • 29 Nov, 2012

    I'm confused. How do you thread the ribbon? You are really puncturing a [filtered word] through the cookie cutter with the needle itself? I can image this to be very difficult and painful to my fingers! Help me understand this..

  • 29 Nov, 2011

    placed the cookie cutter how i wanted on top of the picture. Then I laid a heavy book on top to hold it in place to dry. I left mine for a couple hours (the plastic ones need longer to dry) Then I trimmed the excess paper so it fit the cutter and then you add the string. I made mine for my mom and made grandma ones with all the grandkids. It was cute. With the metal cutters black and white photos looked nicer and my colored plastic ones I used colored pics. Hope this helps someone.

  • 29 Nov, 2011

    For all those who'd like to try this-Here's what I did. I had a mixture of metal and plastic cookie cutters. I measured the cookie cutters to all my pictures first to see which ones were the best fit. Then I cut the picture out holding the cutter to it. I left about 1/2 inch around. Then I used rubber cement and glued my picture to a piece of cardstock and cut that out. Then I [filtered word] punched where my string would go. Then I took the rubber cement and brushed the edges of the cookie cutter and....

  • 4 Oct, 2010

    Not as easy as it looks-the paper has to be thick, the cutting precise (for example-that snowflake cookie cutter is a royal pain to cut out) and the glue has to be spread just-so, so it won't seep underneath the cookie cutter and dry in blobs.

  • 11 Dec, 2009

    I made these for the Christmas tree in our kitchen and they are adorable! They are quick and easy - perfect to have friends over for a craft nite for the holidays!

  • 29 Nov, 2008

    Veganwife; it means the COOKIE CUTTERS EDGE : )
    You would put glue along the perimeter edge of your cookie cutter shape!

  • 12 Nov, 2008

    What is the cutter's edge??

  • 28 Sep, 2008

    KDBee46, your comment got clipped at the end. Would like to make these, what is easier to do with the ribbon and bead...? Thanks so much!

  • 14 Dec, 2007

    These are really nice. Of all the pictures I chose, a child's picture looked the best of all (in a gingerbread man). It's much easier to put the ribbon, bead