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Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 28: The Series – Links to Posts


Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 28: The Series – Links to Posts

When I started collecting these ideas YEARS AGO I never imagined that I would have them all together in one place on the internet. Heck, at that time there WASN’T an internet per say!

Sometime around Christmas 2011 I started this blog and one of my first tasks was to undertake making tutorials from my list of cookie cutter craft ideas.  I really did not realize what a phenomenal effort this would require though!  So I began by updating my list by searching the internet.  When I first complied my list about 20 years ago I thought, “That’s ALL there is!” Well was I wrong!  I have found TONS more on-line! I have endeavored to make each of these taking photos as I went – and now the “Cookie Cutter” series is almost complete (for NOW!).

 I really hope you will take time to look at a few, see the gallery of photos below, and rate or comment on the tutorial so that I can improve them.  My later ones are definately better than the first.

Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore:  The Series

Links to Posts

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #1: Cut-Out “Cookie” or Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament Garland

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #2: “Cut-Out Cookie” Applesauce, Cinnamon, Salt, or Bread Dough Christmas Ornaments\

Click here for my salt dough and cinnamon dough recipes and tips.

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #3: “Quilted” Cookie Cutter Shape Christmas Ornament

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #4: Scrapbook Paper Backed Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #5:  Not Just Another Cookie Cutter” Wreath

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #:6:  Gingerbread Cookies on Copper Cookie Sheet

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #7: Fabric or Felt Cookie Cutter Shapes Christmas Ornament

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 8: Paper Bag Backed Foam Cookie Cutter Shapes Christmas Ornament

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 9: Paper Bag Cookie Cutter Shapes Ornament

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 10A: Construction Paper, Wrapping Paper, Scrapbook Paper & Cardstock, and Sandpaper Cut-out Cookies

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 10B: Ephemera Cut-out Cookies

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 10C: Craft Foam Cut-out Cookies

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 11: Clay Cutters

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 12: Cut-Out Cookies, Holiday or No Occasion At All & Make Your Own Cookie Cutters

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 13:  Die Cuts

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 14:  Emergency Phone Number Bulletin Board

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 15: Shaped Flash Cards

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 16:  Crafting With Food or Cookie Cutters As Food Shapers

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 17:  Hand Decorated Greeting Card

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 18:  Kid’s Cookie Crafts & Activities

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 19:  Cookie Shaped Note Cards

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 20: Cookie Shaped Note Pad

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 21:  Package Decoration & Name Tags

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 22:  Party Favor

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 23:  Souvenirs & Special Occasion Reminders

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 24:  Simple Stencils

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 25:  Cookie Cutter Gift Ideas

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 26:  More Cookie Cutter Ideas & Links Found On-The-Web

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 27: Ladybug Cookie Cutter Pincushion

Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore: Post # 28:  The Series – Links to Posts       

Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 29: Felt Christmas Cookies

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I hope you found a cookie cutter craft or two that suits you.  I’d love to see your cookie cutter craft projects – either your version of these or a totally new one to me.  Send your photos to me at buggal1989@yahoo.com

Happy Crafting!

buggalcrafts a.k.a. melba

Cookie Cutters, Not Just For Cookies Anymore: Valentine Versions


Valentine Versions of “Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore” Crafts

A garland hanging on the wall is my answer to having a seasonal tree.  I can have my “tree” AND not have my furniture crowded right out of the room!  And my two bull moose-es (meeses?) and one girl moose (moosessa?) can actually walk by it without knocking off a dozen things!  An added bonus is that it is safe from the tree eating cat!

Hanging the garland was the easy part, finding something special to put on it was another story all together!.  So I turned to my “Cookie Cutter Craft” tutorials for inspiration.   It was so super easy to alter the end product simply by changing the cookie cutters templates and the paper, fabric &embellishments used to seasonal patterns and colors.  Then follow the tutorial instructions and you have the perfect seasonal ornaments for your tree, wreath or garland!

I would like to share photos of the Valentine Versions of my “cookie cutter crafts” I created that with you today. The link for each tutorial is listed below each photo. Any special tips, instructions, etc. for creating the Valentine craft project are listed in the photo caption or in the description of the craft.  There are a couple that the tutorial will be published soon.  Please stay tuned!

Valentine Versions of My Cookie Cutter Crafts:

Photo 1 Heart Cookie Cutter Graland

Photo 1: Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter Garland:  Change the cutters to hearts, cupids, etc. and you have the perfect garland for your wall or seasonal tree.  The added bonus is that with this craft if you’d later like to use the cutters all you need to do is cut them apart!

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-1/

Photo 2 Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Photo 2: “Cut-Out Cookie” Applesauce, Cinnamon, Salt, or Bread Dough Christmas Ornaments: The cinnamon ornaments smell wonderful for years!  And last forever (or at least 20 years)!  The applesauce ornaments are fragile if you make them thin.  Use seasonal cutters to make great ornaments, package decorations, etc.

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-2/

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/salt-dough-recipe/

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/cinnamon-dough-ornament-recipe/#comments

  

Photo 3: Quilted heart. I braided a fabric hanger for this ornament.

Photo 3; “Quilted” Cardboard Cookie Cutter Shape Valentine’s Ornament:  this ornament gives you the appearance of a sewn crazy quilt without the needle and thread!  All you need to make this ornament is a bottle of white glue, cardboard, and fabric scraps.

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/quilted-cookie-cutter-shape-christmas-ornament/

Photo 4: Scrapbook Paper Backed Cookie Cutters

Photo 4: Scrapbook Paper Backed Cookie Cutter Valentine’s Ornament:  Enhance a plain cookie cutter by backing it with seasonal scrapbook paper and adding embellishments if desired.

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-4-cookie-cutter-christmas-ornament/

Photo 5 Valentine’s Baking Wreath

Photo 5B: Close-up of baking utensils.

Photo 5: Valentine’s Baking Wreath:  This wreath just came together once I realized that I had all the elements already made and I just needed to put it all together.  It’s perfect in my kitchen!

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-5-not-just-another-cookie-cutter-wreath/

Photo 6: Cookie sheet with homemade foam cookies.I pnched a white foam heart, then glued it to tan craft foam and cut it out with decorative scissors and glued a pink or red small heart punch to the center.

Photo 6: Heart Shaped Valentine’s Cut-Out Cookies on Copper Cookie Sheet:  Simply by using homemade heart shaped cookies and lace for a hanger & bow this ornament just screams Valentine’s Day!

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-6-gingerbread-cookies-on-copper-cookie-sheet/

Photo 7: Heart Shaped Stuffed Felt Ornament

Photo 7; Fabric or Felt Cookie Cutter Shapes Valentine’s Ornament: I don’t sew but this is an easy ornament to make simply using glue.  You can use fabric glue, but I just used white craft glue!

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-7-stuffed-fabric-or-felt-cookie-cutter-shape-christmas-ornaments/

Photo 8: Heart Shaped Paperbag Backed Felt Ornament

Photo 8: Ladybug Paperbag Backed Foam Ornament

Photo 8: Paper Bag Backed Foam or Felt Cookie Cutter Shapes Valentine’s Ornament:  Create ladybugs or hearts for your tree from craft foam or felt.

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-8-paper-bag-backed-foam-cookie-cutter-shape-christmas-ornament/

Photo 9: Heart Shaped Paper Bag Ornament

Photo 9: Paper Bag Valentine’s Cookie Cutter Shapes Ornament:  Use a plain brown wrapper to make a really cute heart (or other seasonal shape) to decorate with fabric or paint.  Hang on your tree, in a window, or use the shapes to make a wreath.  To make the fabric covered heart shown above make a pattern with a large heart cookie cutter.  Cut out a heart shape from red fabric and glue to a paper bag.  Double the paper and trim around heart leaving a two inch boarder.  Stuff and glue or sew together.  When dry, pink around the edges.  Add “stiches” with a marker or glitter glue.  Embellish as desired.

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-9-paper-bag-cookie-cutter-shape-ornament/

Photo 10 Paper Cut-out Cookies

Photo 10: Paper (Scrapbook, Construction, Wrapping, Etc.) Valentine’s Cut-out Cookies:  This is a great craft for kids.   A great use for old greeting cards or kid’s Valentines.  This craft is very inexpensive too if construction and “found” paper are used.

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-10a-paper-cut-out-cookies-construction-paper-wrapping-paper-scrapbook-paper-cardstock-sandpaper-greeting-cards/

Photo 12 Play Box Decorate box to resemble a stove

Photo 12B: Fill box with baking utensils.

Photo 12: Cookie Cutter Crafts For Kids:  The sheer range of crafts that kids can make with cookie cutters is staggering.  Take a minute (or three!) and take a look at these crafts that are kid friendly.  This is a busy box I designed and made using a photo storage box (substitute a shoe box) and a kid’s baking set from Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Keep this box in the kitchen to entertain your little one while you cook.  You can also put together your own baling set with a small rolling pin, felt with “cookies” cut out & mini cookie cutters, cookie sheet made from a silver metallic poster, and wooden spoon.  Customize the kit for the season with seasonal cookie cutter shapes.

Tutorial pending.

Photo 13: Food Shapers: Your cutters don’t even need to leave the kitchen for this “craft”.  Craft with food!  Cut decorative shapes from food to serve as accent pieces.

Tutorial pending.

Photo 14: Hand-decorated Greeting Cards

Photo 14: Greeting Card Decoration:  Add a few extra special touches to blank greeting cards and you have a beautiful handmade gift for your child’s teacher or a good friend.

Tutorial Pending

Photo 15: Cookie Cutter Shaped Note Cards

Photo 15: Cookie Shaped Note Cards: An alternative to making a hand decorated card is to make a shaped note card.  Trace a cutter that “fits” the recipient (ex: football for a sports fan, rooster for chicken lover, etc.), trace it on a note card, then cut out the shape and embellish.

Tutorial pending.

Photo 16: Cookie Cutter Shaped Note Pad

Photo 16: Cookie Shaped Note Pad: Make a cute notepad as a little special gift for someone special.  Add some favorite saying or scriptures for that extra special touch.

Tutorial pending.

 

Photo 17: Heart Shaped Cut-Out Cookies

Photo 17  Cut-Out Valentine’s Cookies:  Don’t stop with crafting up a batch or two of foam cookies – break out your favorite recipe (or try mine) and roll out some edible cookies.  Don’t have time to make up the dough?  Then add a couple of ingredients to refrigerated cookie dough and get RAVE REVIEWS!

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-12-cut-out-cookies-holiday-or-no-occasion-at-all-make-your-own-cookie-cutters/

 

Here is a “sneak peak” (sneak tell?) at my upcoming Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore tutorials.  Look for these posts within the next month.

Package Decoration & Name Tags: Make these little for your next event to get custom made themed name tags!  Great for any occasion!  To add a little pizazz to your gift wrapped package or gift bag, make a custom combination package decoration and name tag.  You can make seasonal shapes or select a shape that “fits” the recipient. Example: For a crafting supply basket use a pair of scissors cookie cutters.  For a new baby use a ducky cutter and some of the gift wrap leftover from wrapping the package.  For a end-of-the-year gift for your child’s teacher use an apple cutter.  Go a step further and tie a cutter and several die cuts made using the cutter in coordinating colors to serve as a package decoration and bonus gift!

Party Favors: Give cookie cutters as party favors for a wedding or baby shower for a gift your guests will use for years to come!  Combine them with a blank card to make a place tag.

Souvenirs & Special Occasion Reminders:  Instead of collecting thimbles on vacation, stop by a shop that sells baking supplies & cookie cutters and get a unique cutter.  This is something you can use and will remind you of your vacation every time you make cutter with that cutter.  Cookie cutters are inexpensive to collect.  Most are less than $5 each.  So each year around Christmas add a cutter to your collection that represents a special event from that year: baby rattle for a new baby in the family, pair of bells for a wedding in the family, school bus for a child’s first year in school, ect.

Stencils:  Before you buy a stencil or if you can’t find the stencil you need, take a look at the cookie cutters you have on-hand.  Simply place the cutter on paper and trace.  Or to make a durable template, trace the cutter on a thin piece of plastic (I found a package of five plastic binder dividers for 50 cents around the start of school.  This could make a ton of stencils.

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the links to my Valentine’s craft projects.   If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.   

Please take a moment to leave a comment and rate this post.  I really LOVE comments!

Thanks again. 

buggalcrafts

Plastic Lid & Leftover Valentine Card Ornament


Plastic Lid & Leftover Valentine Card Ornament

Here’s another ornament for your tree!

These simple to make ornaments are also inexpensive enough for a crowd to make.  Consider making these at a craft fair, etc.

This is a great kid’s craft. As it uses items already on hand it is essentially a FREE CRAFT! 

Make a dozen of these to decorate a seasonal tree with. 

Or make them with your child for their class as a unique Valentine’s Day card.

these can also be easily adapted to fit any season or holiday!

Materials:

  • Pringle’s lid
  • Valentine’s card
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon and other trim
  • Foam adhesive squares

Also Needed

  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Pencil or pen

Instructions

Photo 1:  Assemble supplies.

Photo 2:   Trace & cut scrapbook paper background if needed. Trace & cut Valentine card to fit inside the lid. Cut it out a little to the right of the trace line.

Photo 3 Add embellishments. To make ornament 3D, cut out parts of the card and use adhesive foam squares to attach embellishments

Photo 4:  Glue on a bow and your ornament is ready for the tree!

Photo 4: Glue on a bow and your ornament is ready for the tree!

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.   

Please take a moment to leave a comment and rate this post.

Thanks again. 

My Valentine Garland!


My Valentine Garland!

One of the projects that had been on my desk for a few weeks is completing my Valentine Garland. Well, it’s pretty much complete and if another idea occurs to me I will just have to remove one of two ornaments to fit the new one in!!! I have posted tutorials for a few of these ornaments (links below) and will endeavor to complete the tutorials on the others and get them published.

You may have noticed that this is only one half of the garland!  The other half is dedicated to showcasing my Mardi Gras ornaments (which I need to shake a leg and get a move on!).

Pastel Snowlflake, Leftoover Valentine Card Plastic Lid Ornament, Rusty Heart Clothespin, Rolling Pin $ Whisk Ornament

Pastel Snowlflake, Leftoover Valentine Card Plastic Lid Ornament, Rusty Heart Clothespin, Rolling Pin $ Whisk Ornament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the post. 

I’d love to hear about your experience in working with clay and modeling clay. 

Please take a moment to leave a comment and rate this post.

Thanks again. 

Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #:6: Gingerbread Cookies on Copper Cookie Sheet


Change the stickers to Valentine’s cookies (foam Valentine’s cookie stickers are available from Oriental Trading Co.) and hang these on your Valentine Cookie Tree!

Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post #:6:  Gingerbread Cookies on Copper Cookie Sheet

This is not technically a cookie cutter craft, but it is a cut-out cookie craft so I am including it in this series.

In 2011 I finally realized my longtime dream of having a “Cookie Christmas Tree”.  See my first posts to see photos of my tree.  I had a box full of cookie themed ornaments but want some more to round out my tree.  So I sat out to make some.  I purchased some kits from Oriental Trading and looked up others on-line and even bought a few.

A longed for ornament was gingerbread cookies on a cookie sheet – I have one, but wanted more!  Back during the summer I made an appeal to my church family for round plastic lids to make Apple Coasters for Vacation Bible School.  Someone brought me a plethora (still love that word!) of rectangular lids from baby food containers.  I used a few and created Abstract Art Apple Coasters.  But I was left with a ton of lids with the inserts already glued in, so I set my mind to think of what I could use them for – – – and came up with several great ideas!  One was a flag coaster.  I will post that tutorial at a later date.  And then in November when I started looking at Christmas ornaments for cookie sheet ornaments it occurred to me that I could paint something metallic and make my own.  So I trolled the aisles at Wal-marts thinking of things to paint. Mason jar lids popped to mind first and I stopped by the canning section and looked at them and then inspiration struck – – – the baby food lids!  So I developed this craft project.

Change the cookie stickers and you can have Cookie Sheet Ornaments for any holiday you can find cookie stickers for.

I hope you enjoy this project and have fun making it.  If you Listia (get stuff for free!) I will be happy to list an auction for you for materials (lids, inserts, stickers, and cookies for Santa ribbon hangers) a pair of these ornaments for you to make.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions on this tutorial.  Please comment on & rate this project and let me know what you think.

Materials:

  • Rectangular plastic baby food lid (free)
  • Thin plastic (on hand)
  • DecoArt Multi-purpose Sealer ($1.50)
  • FolkArt Copper Metallic paint ($1.50)
  • Cookie stickers ($1 per book) or mini gingerbread ornaments ($1 for 8) or Foam Gingerbread Stickers from Oriental Trading (2 cents each)

Also Needed:

  • Paint brushes (on hand)
  • Foam glue (on hand)
  • Glue Dots (on hand)
  • Fine sandpaper (on hand)

Total Cost:  $4 for as many as you want to make using the cookie stickers or $4 for a set of 2 if using the mini ornaments.  Purchased ornaments of this type run anywhere from $5 to $8 each.

Instructions

  1. Assemble supplies. Start with a clean plastic rectangle baby food lid (I used Gerber).  The inside of the lid is not level and you need to make an insert.
  2. Make a template with paper.
  3. Trace the template on a thin piece of plastic.  Try looking for cheap plastic dividers or folders at dollar stores – I found a bunch of “index dividers” at Dollar General for 50 cents.   Cut out and check fit.
  4. Cut a rectangle to fit inside the lid.
  5. Glue in place using a THIN layer of Wal-mart Foam Glue (this glue has some “give” and will hold the insert better than any other glue).  Allow to dry at least overnight, if the glue is too thick it several days for the glue to dry.
  6. Rough up surface with sandpaper (or emery board!). Dust.
  7. Then prime with DecoArt Multi-purpose Sealer.  Mix the sealer half and half with the paint per label instructions.  Allow to dry thoroughly.  Or follow directions on bottle for painting plastic.  This is an essential step – without this base coat the paint will “skin” very easily and peel off the “cookie sheet”.
  8. Paint both sides (allow one side to dry completely before painting the other side) and edges of the lid with FolkArt Copper Metallic paint.  Allow to dry for 1 hour.
  9. Apply a second coat of paint if needed.  Allow to dry.
  10. Now you are ready to place your “cookies” on the sheet.  Apply cookie stickers in a regular pattern.  When placing stickers stick them lightly to the cookie sheet leaving an edge up until you get the placement right.   When you are satisfied with how the arrangement, go back and stick them down tightly.  Or use Glue Dots to adhere mini (1 inch) gingerbread ornaments (cut off loop) to cookie sheet.
  11. Attach a ribbon hangar to the back.
  12. ALTERNATIVES:  Use silver or red metallic paint.  Use a Mason jar lid or a Pringle’s lid and put your cookies on a “tray”.  Use torn fabric strips to make a bow and hanger.

Assemble all materials conveniently at hand.

Mold a piece of paper inside the lid. Firmly crease the paper into the lid so that an impression of the inside of the lid clearly show.

After cutting the paper template out check it’s fit and trim as needed.

Trace the template with an ink pen. I only used a maker for the photo. If you are making a lot of these, make a template of thin cardboard or plastic.

Glue in the plastic insert and allow to dry. Use a THIN layer of glue to decrease drying time.

In order for the sealer and paint to adhere well, rough the surface up and then dry dust to remove any debris. Out of sandpaper? Use an emery board.

Seal and paint per product instructions for best results.

Arrange cookies on sheet. Do not stick all the way down until you are satisfied with the arrangement. Once all the way stuck down stickers can not be removed.

Attach a hanger with Foam Glue or a Glue Dot.

Your ornament is now ready to hang, give away, place on a package, etc.

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