Crafting with Martha and Amy: Cookie Cutter Ornaments

cookie cutter ornaments

This week I had a lot of fun with my project, and it provided a lot of instant Christmas gratification. Meet my cookie cutter ornaments, which are pretty decent versions of Martha’s originals. I’ve been crafting along with Martha Stewart’s recently released book Handmade Holiday Crafts for several weeks now, and the book is jammed packed with Christmas projects. It was kind of hard to choose, but I have several weeks until the big day, so I have plenty of time.

I went with the cookie cutter ornaments because I have a lot of scrap paper and I thought these would make great gifts. I was also excited about the personalization aspect (that is my black pug Nellie, above). One thing that made me a bit nervous was purchasing the cookie cutters. I was sure that I was going to have to spend $4 or so per cutter (I don’t bake so I had no idea), so I was pleased to find them for $1 at Michaels. I was also pleased that they were colors rather than just silver. Yay! Do you want to see more about the project (and Martha’s version)? Click through the jump!

So after going through the project steps, there’s just a few things that I would change. After gluing the image to the cookie cutter, I would let it dry and then go around the edge again with another strip of glue to secure it throughly. I would also poke a hole in the image before gluing it down. Do you want to know what I’m talking about? Take a peek at the steps below.

  • Gather These Supplies 1 of 8
    Gather These Supplies
    I got $1 cookie cutters from Michaels and I had everything else on hand (paper, ribbon, beads, marker, glue, scissors).
  • Trace the Shapes 2 of 8
    Trace the Shapes
    Use a marker (pen or pencil) to trace the cookie cutter shapes onto pictures and paper.
  • Cut Everything Out 3 of 8
    Cut Everything Out
    Actually, smaller scissors work a bit better to cut out the small shapes.
  • Paint on Glue 4 of 8
    Paint on Glue
    Carefully paint tacky glue onto the cutter edges using a small paintbrush. Work quickly so the glue doesn't dry.
  • Press Down 5 of 8
    Press Down
    Make sure the cutter is centered and press down. Hold for a moment to secure.
  • Poke a Hole 6 of 8
    Poke a Hole
    This is where I would have poked the hole before. I ended up pushing the paper through a bit and having to re-glue. Thread a ribbon through.
  • Add a Hanger 7 of 8
    Add a Hanger
    Put a bead onto the ribbon and secure at the top.
  • Finished Ornaments 8 of 8
    Finished Ornaments
    What do you think? I love them and can't wait to make more!

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