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Here's a way to display my cookie cutters. Some are gifts, some are ones I bought, some are my mom's, and some are my grandmother's. I can't tell you what wonderful memories they all hold for me, as I can remember why I bought or received every one. I get lots of compliments on them, too!
What great cookie cutters! Id love to have this nice a collection :)
That is a good idea i would of never thought of it.
This is a great idea! What an interesting display!
I really like your idea! So original. I like the part
of the memories, nice.
I absolutely love your display of cookie cutters! I have been collecting cutters for 42 years and I think I will decorate with mine as you did. Thanks!
THEY LOOK TERRIFIC !!! . I WAS THINKING OF DOING THAT ALSO BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE EACH ONE, BUT I DO NOT HAVE THE SPACE FOR ALL OF MINE, SO WHAT I DID WAS I GOT THICK BLACK TWINE AND STRUNG THEM IN BUNCHES AND HUNG THEM AROUND A CURTAIN ROD, IT GETS PRETTY HEAVY, AFTER 7 OR 8 BUNCHES OF 25 OR MORE ON EACH BUNCH BUT NOW I HAVE THIS FABULOUS VALLANCE THAT IS OVER MY SINK, HAHAH AND THEY ARE EASY TO GET TO SO I CAN USE THEM ,
Any ideas for ones you cannot hang? I have some vintage tupperware ones that do not have holes for string or hooks...some of the handles broke off so my DH glued pen caps on! What ingenuity!
this one takes the cake, very nice& so much memory to it, im sure.
What an adorable idea! I wish I had heard about this one a long time ago...I only have a few cookie cutters, as I do not "do" cutouts. However, this would be an extremely creative idea as through the years collecting them and sweet memories.
Tie stars, bells and other holiday shapes with ribbon and hang on Christmas tree.
Attach to a homemade kitchen gift (such as a box of fudge, your own special granola or a potpourri jar) for a special touch.
Let kids cut out shapes for Fourth of July, Easter, or Thanksgiving using cardboard, construction paper, and glitter. Punch hole in top, tie a ribbon or piece of twine and hang over a doorway for a mobile.
Use as picture frames. Go through that old box or drawer of photos that didn't make it into the scrapbook and cut the shapes to fit inside the frames, using a little craft glue to keep them in place.
Trace cookie cutters onto cardstock for unique greeting cards.
Use up fabric scraps from sewing projects. Trace and cut out designs, sew together and fill with beans for beanbags or use as homemade patches for blankets, jeans or jackets.
By Claire B from Phoenix, AZ
If you have duplicates, or cookie cutters you won't use again for food, they work great for polymer clay, applesauce/cinnamon/glue mixtures, or play do for kids.
With a cardstock backing and wrapped with cling wrap, they make great "gift boxes" for little candies, nuts or other little goodies.
Use them to cut out rice krispie treats for a fun shaped snack.
Cookie cutters can be used to trace shapes onto colored or neutral cardstock or oaktag, then cut out for simple "country style" gift tags. Punch a hole & use ribbon to attach it if you wish.
On creative juice they took metal cookie cutters and clipped a clothes pin on one side for a handle. They dipped it in wax and placed on a clean white silk scarf. After they repeated that all over the scarf they dipped the scarf into dye and then washed it out. It was so pretty! I have been collecting inexpensive metal cookie cutters since I saw this so I can try my own version.
I've been waiting for these ideas. I've collected a couple of dozen cookie cutters from after-holiday sales and I knew I'd eventually find ideas on what to do with them. Thanks.
These are just wonderful Ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.
While preparing dinner last night, I decided on something different in the presentation of the meal. I took slices of Kraft cheese and using a frog cookie cutter, I cut the cheese and placed one frog on each plate. I surrounded each frog with vegetables, salad, and meat and served the meal to my family. Now my family can say they have eaten frog legs.
By karyn01 from Ottawa, Canada
Place cookie cutters on top of frosted cakes or cupcakes then pour candy sprinkles or colored sugar inside the shapes. Remove the cookie cutters and you have a nice decoration.
When my children were home, we were on a pretty tight budget. I would save the white foam meat trays and use the cookie cutters to cut designs in the meat trays. I would have to trim some of them with a knife or scissors. I would then give them to my children along with craft paint and brushes, and we made Christmas ornaments, decorations for Easter baskets, name tags for parties, and Thanksgiving place cards. I still have some of these as mementos of my kids growing up.
By granniem from Athens, Arkansas
Make paper characters - either ink bottoms with magic marker or ink pad. Then apply to paper or paperboard the character outline. Then decorate to your taste. From there you have got yourself a movable figure or a refrigerator magnet and whatever else you may come up with. . .
Use your cookie cutters for something other than making cookies. Small cookies cutters can be used to press shapes (heart shaped for instance) out of carrots, cucumber coins, apple slices and any other vegetable that can be sliced thinly or flatly.
Use cookie cutters for mobile designs and then create a mobile or use them in kids play doh. My son loves them to draw also - you draw the outside shape.
Seasonal cookie cutters make great festive napkin rings and can be a little party favor, too. Just add a bright bit of ribbon or raffia.
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If you are as bad as I am at decorating cookies, try using a cookie cutter as a "stencil". Choose a glass/cup/mug that is wider across than your holiday shaped cookie cutter. Use the glass to cut your dough into circular cookies. Once baked and cooled, place your holiday cookie cutter on top of the cookie and put icing inside the cutter. When it firms up, lift the cookie cutter off and your cookie will be decorated perfectly.
By Amy Lyn from Colorado
I have used them for drawing on sweatshirts for painting too. Great idea! (11/10/2008)
By Karen Lawson