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Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Use inexpensive aluminum cutters to turn out ornaments faster than you can bake a batch of cookies. Choose patterned papers or color-photocopy pictures onto card stock.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2005

Introduction

Decorate your Christmas tree with these DIY cookie cutter ornaments. They come in all shapes and sizes—transforming your cherished photographs into soon-to-be family heirlooms. Make one, or many, with your kids for a new Christmas Eve crafting tradition. 

 

materials

  • Aluminum cookie cutters (Williams Sonoma Holiday Basic Cookie Cutter Set, $10 for eight, williams-sonoma.com)

  • Patterned paper (Martha Stewart Multicolor Paper Pad, in Red/White/Green, 6" by 6", $3, amazon.com)

  • Color-photocopy pictures

  • Card stock

  • Pencil

  • Scissors (Martha Stewart Scissors, $26.95, amazon.com)

  • White craft glue

  • Needle

  • Ribbon

  • Beads

steps

  1. Choose patterned papers or color-photocopy pictures onto card stock. Trace cookie cutter on top; cut out.

    Christmas cookie cutter ornaments
  2. Dab white craft glue along cutter's edge. Press paper in place; let dry. 

  3. 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.

    Christmas cookie cutter ornaments in boxes

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