Asked on Nov 12, 2015

Christmas cookie cutter quandry?

Bonnie witlam
by Bonnie witlam
Bought these mini cookie cutters at the thrift store today.
Besides the usual wreath idea, any interesting ideas of how I can turn them into a Christmas Treasure?
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They are all about 2 inches, quite varied too.. Doves, penguins, train, as well as the usual.. Luv to hear new ideas! Thanks
  58 answers
  • Denise Boyce Denise Boyce on Nov 12, 2015
    Sugar, flour, butter. Treasures by the dozen!!! [ =

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 12, 2015
    I would start with the xmas trees for the fist layer then use the rest to decorate just as if you were timing your tree.

  • Bess W Bess W on Nov 12, 2015
    LOL...When I first saw this I thought you were showing us a new kitchen plaque! I like it as it lies.

    • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Nov 13, 2015
      That would be a cool concept, cover them in some sort of poly-resin and use as either display or cutting board! Not to give the wrong idea, lol, but have seen bars with bottle caps embedded in the actual bar/wood??? Good idea!

  • Charro Charro on Nov 12, 2015
    Add a narrow ribbon and use as an ornament or put on a Christmas Wreath.

  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Nov 12, 2015

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    • Fab and Pretty Fab and Pretty on Nov 13, 2015
      @Julies1949 this is what I was going to suggest! Awesome photo

  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Nov 12, 2015
    framed wall art

  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Nov 12, 2015
    add sheet music and make tree decorations

  • Maggie May's Gifts Maggie May's Gifts on Nov 13, 2015
    dip the edges in paint to make stampers and make holiday artwork to frame?

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Nov 13, 2015
    How about painting them in silver & gold and updating/up cycle a tray or lazy susan. Or there is always the ornaments.

  • Lynne Lynne on Nov 13, 2015
    Spray them gold or silver and hang on tree

  • Karen Reilly Karen Reilly on Nov 13, 2015
    How about a mobile you could start with an embroidery hoop. Paint it the colour you like or even wrap it with thread or yarn then paint or leave plain the cutters. Then using more twine string or embroidery floss hang the ornaments/ cookie cutters. Maybe putting bells on the string at the end. Have a nice holiday.

  • Constance Miller Constance Miller on Nov 13, 2015
    For an old timey look, get a dowel rod and hang the cookie cutters like Christmas ornaments at different lengths. You could even paint the cookie cutters in red, green, silver and gold.

  • Gill Moreton Gill Moreton on Nov 13, 2015
    Dip edges in glue and sprinkle with very fine glitter then hang. You could use very fine ribbon and hang at selection at different heights across a window pane. Or glitter then make a garland with them interspersed with little spoons or other kitchenalia.

  • Virge810 Virge810 on Nov 13, 2015
    Make a mantle garland with them. Get an artificial, lighted, green garland. Spray the cookie cutters in shiny silver and gold metallics, Buy or bake fake exaggerated size cookies that match some of the cutters with flour and salt, decorate the cookies took real with paint and sprinkle with glitter and attach to garland add ribbons add little some tree ornaments to fill in here and there. If you don't have a mantle, put in across a side board, hutch or window.

  • Anita Lynn Anita Lynn on Nov 13, 2015
    A printers style box as a display. You could use different papers behind them all, maybe even make it an advent type calendar. Using printer style keys in front of each of the opening with the day's date to help keep the mini cutter inside.

  • Deb Deb on Nov 13, 2015
    Fill with suet for birds to hang from trees outside. They will love you and you get the pleasure of watching them.

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    • Johnchip Johnchip on Nov 13, 2015
      @Bonnie wit lam Good idea, but I would paint them nice colors with an outdoor metal paint and maybe a protective coating (marine varnish/varathane) otherwise they will quickly deteriorate outdoors.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 13, 2015
    They can be used as Christmas soap or bath bom molds if you're crafty. Bath bombs are simple to make and make great Christmas gifts!

  • Sheryl Gilliland Sheryl Gilliland on Nov 13, 2015
    Apply the cutters to a clay covered box or tin, and use for cookies for guests.

  • Holly Schimpf Holly Schimpf on Nov 13, 2015
    Use them as a way to count down to Christmas...on a display and maybe fill them with small candy? Or a note inside to where you could find some candy hidden in the house or Christmas tree?

  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Nov 13, 2015
    Spray with metallic paint, add ribbon and hang on tree - OR - leave as they are and tie them into the bow and card on xmas presents for those who bake or want. to bake

  • Diana silva Diana silva on Nov 13, 2015
    make a burlap wreath and tie the cookie cutters in with red twine or ribbon

  • LD LD on Nov 13, 2015
    You could use them to make a wind chimes.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Nov 13, 2015
    I love them all! Mine would be to find the best recipe for sugar cookies and print it out on pretty paper. Get a cute basket, put the recipe in it with some cookies you have made, and tie the cookie cutter to the basket top. Here are some inspirations.

  • Cherylinhalvorsen Cherylinhalvorsen on Nov 13, 2015
    Ever thought about making cinnamon, applesauce and Elmer's glue recipe for making Christmas ornaments. You make it like you are making pie crust, roll it out and use your cookie cutters for the design, use a straw to make the hole to put ribbon through after you bake them and then hang them on your tree. Makes your whole house smell so GOOD

  • KatieAnn KatieAnn on Nov 13, 2015
    They could be made into a Christmas garland using jute twine for the cord or for more color use ribbon. They could also be spray painted a color of you choice before you made the garland. A completely different use would be to use them for molds for fudge. Pour or spoon fudge into the cutters and set up. Put 2 -3 in a cellophane bag and tie with a pretty ribbon & cute tag, use as gifts for teachers, mailman or whoever .

  • Marianne Marianne on Nov 13, 2015
    Spray paint and hang on the Christmas tree

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Nov 13, 2015
    Use as molds for plastic bead melted ornaments. Search in Pinterest for directions.

  • LeiLani LeiLani on Nov 13, 2015
    So many great ideas - don't know how you will decide - I would likely be so unable to make a decision they would be left for at least one more season before I did anything with them! Good Luck and Merry Christmas

  • Darla Brown Darla Brown on Nov 13, 2015
    I took all of my cookie cutters or otherwise ...and hung them on a hat hanger I used bag ties and tiny cloth spins ...I mixed in jute and artificial ivy ...I hung it on the wall as a decoration ..but the good thing is when I want to use them I just take them off and wash and use them...this freed up storage space in my drawers and added an old fashioned decoration to my kitchen

  • Lilly Pomeroy Lilly Pomeroy on Nov 13, 2015
    I glued colorful Christmas ribbon to the outside of the cookie cutters and left a bit at the top as a loop and then hung them on our tree. Or you could use them to cut out cinnamon dough ornaments for the tree or for a package or patterns for wood ornaments that you paint with children....

  • Tammy Sea Tammy Sea on Nov 13, 2015
    I'd give using them as wax molds a shot. Make mini floating candles. Surrounded with some fresh greenery, a pretty bowl of them would make a great centerpiece for your holiday table.

  • Sheri Ketarkus Sheri Ketarkus on Nov 13, 2015
    Make cookies. Poke a hole in dough so u can put a thin ribbon thru and decorate for your tree. Could also make salt dough ornaments.

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Nov 13, 2015
    I think they would make a darling garland. Drill a hole in each one (if possible??) and string together with something small & Christmasy in between each cutter (would stretch the length out a bit more too!).

  • JoAnn JoAnn on Nov 13, 2015
    You could use them to make the salt dough shapes, you could glue them to material, cut them out and make a baby mobile out of them. Out line a baby frame with them.

  • Joline Cosman Joline Cosman on Nov 13, 2015
    Pie Crust !!!! Either as snax, or as the edging, or top to pie !

  • Donna Donna on Nov 13, 2015
    You could make up a batch of cinnamon/applesauce/white glue ornament dough and use these to cut out the shapes. Poke a hole in the top with a skewer. Once they are dry, they make sweet smelling christmas ornaments.

  • Ann Ann on Nov 13, 2015
    Spray paint just the outside, (leave inside the shiny aluminum) and hang on tree with pretty ribbon or yarn as ornaments. Or on a little tabletop tree for the kitchen

  • Bbrown53 Bbrown53 on Nov 13, 2015
    melt crushed life savers or other hard clearish candies in them for a stained glass look ornament or if you have kids pearler beads can be melted in them

  • Mary Hill Mary Hill on Nov 13, 2015
    Decorate a kitchen tree with them. Or make a garland with them on it.

  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Nov 13, 2015
    you could add ribbon to the outside of the cookie cutter and hang on your tree. i have some that i have had for years.

  • Gail Gail on Nov 13, 2015
    Use them over and over! Make simple salt dough ornaments (you can put glitter in the salt dough when you knead it). Put a hole in each by using a plastic straw. String them on jute to make garlands and give them away as gifts.

  • Carla C Carla C on Nov 14, 2015
    Make them into a wind chime.

  • Liz Straughn Liz Straughn on Nov 14, 2015
    Use them to make cinnamon/applesauce/glue ornaments for a miniature tree. Tie them into a garland. Make a miniature tree with them as ornaments. Make clay cookies and decorate. Make real cookies and eat! Use as package décor...tie into ribbon on packages. Add a recipe to them and give as gifts.

  • Heartbeat Heartbeat on Nov 14, 2015
    I like the idea of putting ribbon through them and hanging them on the tree. Beautiful color ribbons out there. I'd go 1 step further and hang them on some longer ribbon off the corners of pictures frames, or anywhere that needs that extra touch

  • Christine Truax Christine Truax on Nov 14, 2015
    Something with the 12 days of Christmas... Maybe?

  • Martha Martha on Nov 14, 2015
    Use them as ornaments or place cards or sun catchers or hung amongst snow flakes. Have fun!

  • Victoria Howard Victoria Howard on Nov 14, 2015
    Spray paint them red, green, gold, silver, copper, pewter, and tie with ribbons or yarn as ornaments?

  • DJ DJ on Nov 15, 2015
    How about using them for napkin rings with some pretty ribbon. Or making them into a center piece.

  • DJ DJ on Nov 15, 2015
    You could also make bird feeders out of them...

  • Lisa House Lisa House on Nov 15, 2015

    • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Nov 15, 2015
      Lisa, thanks for the suggestion. I like the gentle tinkling of wind chimes...from a distance! Lol, they would reall make a good one tho! Great idea, thanks😊

  • Faye Campbell Faye Campbell on Nov 15, 2015
    Mount them on a base that is stained or painted and use it as a runner down the centre of your Christmas table and to compliment your centre piece use some of the the remaining ones as napkin holders.

  • Linda Fraser Linda Fraser on Nov 15, 2015
    layer the dry ingredients of a roll out cookie recipe in a mason jar. Attach the recipe with some ribbon or your choice of country touch and attach 1 or 2 cookie cutters to the jar. Makes a nice gift.

  • Kari Kari on Nov 16, 2015
    An idea I saw a few years back and have been wanting to do: attach pretty scrapbook paper to one or both sides and hang as ornaments.

  • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Nov 16, 2015
    I'm going to put holes in the top, add tiny red bows and string, alternating with small cinnamon scented pine cones on a jute twine! I'll post a pic when I'm finished! So many wonderful suggestions!! Thanks to all🎄😊🎄

    • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Nov 17, 2015
      This sounds awesome! Please be sure and post a pic, would love to see the finished product!

  • Jennifer Crompton Jennifer Crompton on Nov 16, 2015
    Paint them or back with pretty paper and string together to make a garland

  • Bonnie witlam Bonnie witlam on Dec 04, 2015
    How do I post a follow up ?