Over the weekend I got the craft bug. A trip to Michael’s and lots of money later I had tons of stuff for various craft projects. One such idea I found on Pinterest was to use old cookie cutters and make them into Christmas ornaments. As luck would have it I HAVE a few old cookie cutters that would be great ornaments. And lets face it I couldn’t (and didn’t) use them. So instead of them continuing to sit in the kitchen taking up space I decided to give them new life.
First I found some cute scrapbook paper. Then I cut the paper to fit inside each cookie cutter. This is not as easy as you might think. After the first one I had the brilliant idea to use some ink on the cookie cutter to help give me a better outline. That was a HUGE help.
The horse was a pain even with the outline.
As you can imagine stamping the outline on the back of the paper helped a lot. Once I got the paper in both cutters I proceeded to slather them in mod podge. At first I just put it on the cutter and put the paper on. It easily came out so I decided to just go for it. Then I added some cute scrap book flowers. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but at that point I had been in Michael’s entirely too long.
They don’t look bad. I think the tree looks better with the flower but whatever. I just need to add some ribbon to the back (once I get glue sticks to fit the glue gun I bought) and I think I might paint the outside of the horse. I haven’t decided yet. But as you can see I have a couple of cute ornaments that have meaning and only cost me a few bucks to make.