Then this happened…
Collect your supplies.
- Inexpensive holiday Cookie Cutter
- Craft Paper
- Tacky Glue
- Twine or Ribbon
- Scissors & X-acto Knife
Cut down the craft paper to be just larger than the cookie cutter.
Using the tacky glue, apply a thin layer to the back of the cookie cutter. Be careful not to use too much, you don’t want it to squeeze into the inside of the ornament. If you are using a darker color cutter, you may want to consider buying clear tacky glue so you don’t see it.
Press the glue side down onto the craft paper and allow a few minutes to dry.
Once the glue has dried, use an X-acto knife and trim around the cookie cutter. (You can use scissors for this if the form you choose is a simple design, I know not everyone has an X-acto knife at home. Don’t feel like you need to buy one just for this project.)
While you still have the knife out, cut a small hole in the paper, just big enough to thread the twine or ribbon. Cut the small hole where the paper and cookie cutter meet and you’ll be less likely to notice it.
Tip: A few people told me they were having trouble getting a knot to stay when using twine as the hanger. I agree, the knot will unravel before you ever get it to the tree. If you want to use twine, break out your glue gun. I recommend tying a double knot and before you tighten the second knot, add a small bubble of glue, then tighten the knot. Once dry, you can trim the excess twine and rest assured your twine hanger will hold strong.
Project Cost Breakdown (per ornament):
Snowflake Cookie Cutter (Michael’s) = $1
Craft Paper (Already Owned) = $0
Tacky Glue (Already Owned) = $0
Twine or Ribbon (Already Owned) = $0
X-acto Knife (Already Owned) = $0
Total Project Cost: $1