Saturday, December 22, 2012

DIY cookie cutter Christmas tree ornaments

I'm fairly sure these have been my favorite Christmas craft so far. They were really easy and turned out beautifully and are something that we can use for years to come, or even be gifted! I preferred using super glue, but for those of you who are letting youngsters partake in the craft, or think you may use your cutters again at some point, Elmer's glue should work just fine, though will need to sit untouched for a while.

You will need:
- cookie cutters of your choice (plastic, tin, silver, copper colored, etc.)
- construction paper, scrapbook paper, newspaper, photos, etc.
- ribbon
- beads
- super glue or Elmer's glue
- scissors

1. Trace each cookie cutter onto the paper or pictures you want for it's background, then use your scissors to cut out the shape.

2. Tie a piece of ribbon around the top of each cookie cutter, string a bead over the ribbons and tie them off at the top.

3. Outline your paper or picture cut outs one at a time with your Elmer's glue, and set the cookie cutter that matches it into the glue and don't touch them again until they've dried. If you're using super glue you can set the cookie cutter onto the paper or picture, hold it in place while adding a spot of glue here and there around the inside and waiting a moment before removing your hand. Those should dry almost immediately and be ready to go on the tree in packaged for a friend or family member right away!

Happy crafting!

In the comments: How did you spend your last Christmas? There are a lot of different ornament DIY's out there. What are some of your favorites?

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