DIY Christmas Ornament 6: Cookie Cutter

Every year, when I’m in the holiday spirit, I buy a few cookie cutters. The problem is, I don’t like sugar cookies. I don’t really like to make them, decorate them, or eat them. I do like to use cookie cutters for completely random things, like making a gingerbread man shaped grilled cheese sandwich…but otherwise I really have no use for all the cute cutters that come out this time of year. True to form, I picked up a cute little snowflake cookie cutter at Michael’s recently.

Then this happened…

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament (X)

Step 1:

Collect your supplies.

  • Inexpensive holiday Cookie Cutter
  • Craft Paper
  • Tacky Glue
  • Twine or Ribbon
  • Scissors & X-acto Knife

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

Step 2:

Cut down the craft paper to be just larger than the cookie cutter.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

Step 3:

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.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

Step 4:

Press the glue side down onto the craft paper and allow a few minutes to dry.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

Step 5:

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.)

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament

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.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament (X)

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


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