Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

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This is another Christmas craft I have been wanting to do for years…
This year, it just so happened I came across the mini cookie cutters at Target in early November and threw them in my cart so fast because finally, I would get to do this project.
I was inspired by these from Martha of course…
cookie cutter ornaments
but thought making them with mini cookie cutters instead to decorate a little kitchen tree would give me that little bit of whimsy that I like in the kitchen at Christmas time.
Here are the supplies you need:
mini cookie cutters
decorative, two-sided papers( I got 4 ornaments out of a 6” x 6” sheet)
sharp pencil to outline cutter
scissors (I used craft scissors with a sharp point to get a sharp detail on the shapes)
small hole punch
glue-I used Aleen’s clear tacky glue
use thin ribbon to hang them. I ended up just using some kitchen twine and thought it worked well with the vintage-inspired papers I chose.
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trace around the cookie cutters
cut out the shape inside the line so the paper fits the cutter as close as possible
punch hole in top of shape
apply glue around cookie cutter, line up on cut out paper and affix
I let them dry overnight and then strung the twine through the hole, knotted and hung on the tree
See how they look good from either side depending on how they hang using the double-sided paper.
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I am so pleased with how they turned out.
I added a couple strands of battery operated lights I had left over, because frankly, I think everything looks better with little white lights! :)
The tree “skirt” is just some fabric yardage I actually used years ago as a tree skirt. I love the vintage, homespun feel it has to it. I came across it when I was going through the boxes in the attic…I am so glad I save things, because I find after some time, I want to use things again.

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7 comments:

  1. Love this idea! I'm going to keep my eye out for some cookie cutters to try this. Great tree too - such a cute size :)

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  2. This is such a great idea! The tree is so cute! I agree that it's the perfect touch of whimsy in the kitchen!

    Karen

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  3. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love these! They're so cute. I added a tree to my kitchen this year and wish I had thought to do this. Next year for sure. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

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  5. Heather- I just love this idea. Anything homemade gets my vote any day. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Party. We are so glad that you came over. Happy Holidays to you and to your sweet family.

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