COOKIE CUTTERS: NOT JUST FOR COOKIES ANYMORE!: POST #4 – COOKIE CUTTER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Christmas Ornament, Cookie Cutter: Cookie cutters are great for making inexpensive, unbreakable ornaments for your Christmas tree. Adding them is simple to easy! Copper or brightly colored (avoid green when using greenery) show up best. Don’t have the color you need? Spray paint cutters to match your desired color scheme! Display those vintage cutters you have been collecting for years! Consider using non-Christmas shapes on the tree for added variety and interest (ex: Have a little boy? Tie on colorful airplane, train, boat, etc. shapes.). 1st birthday? Then chose a shape to fit the theme of the party! These simple “ornaments” may also be placed on the lower branches!
- To hang your cutter take a metal or plastic outline cookie cutter and tie a short piece of pretty holiday ribbon (or raffia) to match your color scheme through the cookie cutter and tie it of making a hanger.
- Tie a second piece of ribbon to the ribbon hanger and then tie it into a simple shoestring type bow.
- If you have a non-outline vintage cutter you would like to use add a ribbon hanger with a glue dot. That way you can remove the hanger and use the cutter to cut cookies with.
Christmas Ornament, Cookie Cutter Scrapbook Paper Backed: For added ump to the cookie cutter ornament add a backing to the cookie cutter.
- Prepare cutter as described above.
- Glue patterned scrapbook paper to solid color cardstock and let dry (or use cardstock that is patterned on one side and solid on the other).
- Use wrapping paper salvaged from this year’s gift giving to make next year’s ornaments.
- Have a new baby in the family? Select “baby” cookie cutters (ducks, bottles. baby carriage, etc.) as a cutter. Use wrapping paper salvaged from baby shower gifts. Write the birth details (date, name, weight, etc.) on the back of the cutter with a fine tip permanent marker. These would make great package decorations for the family at Christmas.
- Use wrapping paper from a child’s birthday to create an unique one of a kind memory ornament. Journal on the back of the ornament.
- Carefully align the cutter (not cutting edge down) over the scrapbook/other paper until you are pleased with the design inside the cutter.
- Next trace the cookie cutter on the printed scrapbook paper and then cut the shape out. Be sure the side you are going to glue the paper to is facing down.
- Glue the scrapbook paper to the back of the cutter with the patterned side showing through the cutter. It’s easiest to glue to the “top” or non-cutting edge of the cutter. Allow to dry.
- Tie on jingle bells, a spray of holly with berries, plastic mini candy cane and mini cookie cutters to really dress this ornament up! Glue the embellishment in place on the cookie cutter with a glue gun (So the design is not hidden.). If using a small pattern patter glue an embellishment inside the cutter on the scrapbook paper.