5 Adorable Cookie Cutter Crafts

by Chatter DC News

Do you have an adorable set of cookie cutters that you really want to use more, but you also don’t want to bring any more cookies into the house? Or perhaps you’re looking for a fun and simple new craft idea that you can work on with your kids at the weekend.

Whatever the reason, you’ll love some of these adorable cookie cutter crafts!

Cookie cutter candles

This craft is great fun, and it’s thrifty too since you’ll be using the ends of old candles for the wax!

To make DIY cookie cutter candles you will need:

  • Candle ends
  • A small saucepan
  • Cookie cutters (these can be cleaned afterwards so you won’t ruin them)
  • Candle wicks
  • A small glass or metal bowl, or a tin can
  • Sheet tray
  • Parchment paper

Start by melting your candle ends so that they turn back into liquid wax. Place them in your metal or glass bowl, or in a tin can, and place that over a saucepan of simmering water. If you like, you can add some extra color to your wax by adding in crayons. You can also add in some essential oil if you’d like to create a scented candle.

Next, cover your sheet tray with parchment paper and lay out your cookie cutters. Place a candlewick in the center of each cookie cutter.

Hold the cookie cutter in place and slowly pour the wax in. Be careful not to let the wax get too hot before you pour it as very hot wax can make this part quite tricky.

If you’re interested in this craft, then check out the full instructions here.

Clay gift tags

All you need for this is some baking clay. Simply use the cookie cutters to create the shape that you want in the clay, and use a stamp to create any message that you like.

Don’t forget to poke a hole in the top for the string to go through, and you’ll have a personalized gift tag.

Popsicle shapes

If you’re getting bored of popsicles that are shaped like … well, popsicles, then you can use cookie cutters to spice things up a bit.

Make a flavored colorful juice using any fruit juice and you like and food coloring. Then, set the cookie cutters on a flat sheet tray, sealing them in place with tape. Pour the juice into the cookie cutters and pop the whole lot into the freezer. In just a few hours, you’ll have popsicles!

Bird feeders

All you need to make cookie cutter bird feeders is your cookie cutters, lard and birdseed. Soon you’ll have cute bird feeders that look adorable, and attract feathered friends to your garden.

Latte art

If you are one of the many households across the country that have embraced their coffee maker, then you’ll be excited about this idea!

The next time you make a latte, or really any type of coffee, gently dust it with cocoa or cinnamon and use your cookie cutter as a stencil. You’ll have coffee shop grade latte art in the comfort of your own home.

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