Friday, December 21, 2012

Homemade Cookie Cutter Ornaments by Izzy Anderson

Happy Friday, MCS friends! Design Team member Izzy Anderson is here today to kick start the weekend by showing us how she created her super cute cookie cutter ornaments using our December Creative Kit.

Here's Izzy...

I love homemade ornmaments on a tree. Here are some easy ones to make using cookie cutters

I used metal painted cookie cutters from Wilton as my base but any type will work.

Start by tracing the cookie cutter on patterned paper. I used Bo Bunny's Mistletoe collection, which was included in the December Creative kit at My Creative Scrapbook.

I cut out the shape then used a glue medium to attach it to the back of the ornament. I'm partial to Claudine Hellmuth's multi-medium matte.

Decorate as desired. This cookie cutter was meant to be a candy cane, but I liked it better as a stocking.

Before you start decorating the cookie cutter, think about how you want to attach a hanger. If you have a strong hole puncher like a Cropadile, you can punch a hole in the top, then thread in twine for a hanger. Otherwise, you can just tie twine around the top of the ornament. Either way works well.

On this ornament, I punched a hole at both the top and bottom of the ornament and ran twine through both holes with a jingle bell anchoring the bottom.

On this ornament, I traced the house shape, then pop-dotted the windows and doors. It's important to add dimensional elements prior to putting the paper on the back of the cookie cutter. Once the paper is glued on, it is really tight to work inside the ornament.

To finish this ornament, I added a roof line, chimney, scallop trim and a tree. Decorating both inside and outside the cookie cutter gives a nice dimension.

I hung the ornaments outside to show them in natural light.

They look so pretty on the tree.

Izzy Anderson


glorygirl said...

So so so cute! I'm going to be on the lookout for cookie cutters in the Christmas clearance deals. Loooooove this idea!

Sandie Edwards said...

Love, love, love this...what a fantastic idea!