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
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Thank you for these great ideas. These would be great to use with kids (with adult supervision only in some cases). I have been involved in Scouts and VBS and love these ideas.
These are just wonderful Ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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