Cookie cutters are the perfect tool for baking Christmas cookies, but with a little creativity, they have tons of other uses. Even before the holiday season begins, it’s important to have a variety of shapes on hand so that you can use them as needed. Here are some great ideas for using your cookie cutters this season and all year round. There’s something on this list for everyone!
1. Peppermint ornaments
Create beautiful red and white Christmas decorations! Put a handful of peppermint star candies in cookie cutters and place them on a sheet of baking paper. Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 3 to 9 minutes. Let cool and remove from the cookie cutters — the possibilities are endless!
2. Birdseed treats
Give the birds a good Christmas, too. Buy wild bird seed and mix with a little flour and gelatine. Fill the cookie cutter and put a straw at the top to make a hole for the ribbon. Allow them to dry for three hours or more, until they are hard and hold their shape, then thread a ribbon through the hole for hanging.
3. Christmas shapes on wood
Decorate wood pieces by tracing cookie cutters for festive designs. Great for ornaments or homemade gifts.
4. Cookie cutter ornament
This is an incredibly simple idea. Decorate your cookie cutters by hand or with washi tape and hang with a ribbon.
5. Melted Christmas ornaments
This is a fun craft for the kids! Fill the cookie cutters with beads and place on a baking sheet. Heat the oven, melt, and push the melted shapes out. Sweet!
6. Frame it!
Use wrapping paper or old Christmas cards and cut them to the shape of the cookie cutter.
7. Wrap with yarn
Wrap the cookie cutters with yarn or ribbon and hang as an ornament. What a unique idea!
8. Give as a gift
Give your cookie cutters a festive makeover with decorative paper and small trinkets. These make a perfect gift — homemade and straight from the heart.
If you liked these ideas, please share with your friends! There are lots of fun crafts to do with the family!
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