I picked up two inexpensive sets of metal Christmas cookie cutters from Target and some Christmas-y scrapbook paper from Michaels. We already had the thin white ribbon and tacky glue. What a cheap project!
I strayed from the tutorial and started by tying the ribbon to the top of the cookie cutters first. I knotted them once close to the cookie cutter and then again at the ends of the ribbon to create a big hole for them to be hung with.
As I tied the ribbon on each soon-to-be-ornament, I laid them out on the papers to make sure I would have about an even number of each ornament. I tried to choose paper that would fit the cookie cutter shape.
After I had the ribbon an each cookie cutter, I traced them . . .
. . . and cut their shape out.
On the cutter side, I went around each cookie cutter with tacky glue.
Then I carefully added the scrapbook paper (upside down so it would show through from the other side) and let them dry.
Look how cute they turned out:
And here’s my little gingerbread buddy on the tree:
Here’s a closeup of a silver glitter polka dot mitten as well:
Mr. CS and I both love these ornaments, both because they are extremely cute and because they were made with lots of love.
Making these was a great way to de-stress before one of my major teaching tests. I hope I passed!
Are you doing any DIY projects for Christmas this year?
Linking to: Centsational Girl, House of Hepworths, Bower Power