Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DIY Christmas Cookie Cutter Ornaments

When planning for our Christmas tree, I really wanted to include something handmade on the tree.  When I saw this Martha Stewart ornament idea, I knew I had to go for it.  It involves scrapbook paper and Christmas cookie cutters, both of which are right up my alley.  Since Mr.  Converse Sneakers and I are both big foodies, cookie cutters feel right at home anywhere in our home, even on our Christmas tree.

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?

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  1. Your cookie cutter ornaments are adorable! I Love them! What a great idea!

  2. Those are precious! I have a few cookie cutter ornaments, but never thought to pair them with scrapbooking paper. Very fun idea. :) Visiting from Centsational Girl...hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi too. :)


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