Congratulations to Emma for guessing the quick craft correctly and winning a Starbucks gift card!
Here is what the final project looks like!
It’s a homemade cookie cutter!
I had a holiday party for work and I got it in my head that it would be SO cute to make little hats and mittens and Starbucks cups. One problem, out of the hundreds of cookie cutters I own, a coffee cup was not one of them.
With all of my themed lunches and themed outings and more, I am not new to creating my own cookie cutters. However, in most cases, when I have made them in the past, they are not reusable or they don’t hold up. Enter this new way to create a homemade cookie cutter!
The best part? You can make any shape you want!
Want the quick how to on this homemade cookie cutter?!
All the supplies you need are…
- one of those foil pans
- a printer and paper (or a pencil if you’re good at drawing)
- a rolling pin
- a good pair of scissors
That’s all you need!!
Well, and some cookie dough for after you’re all done!
First, cut the pan into strips.
Mine were about one and a half inches wide.
I then used my rolling pin to roll the pieces as flat as I could.
Second, I had to create an unsharp edge so that I would not cut myself when pushing the cutter into the cookie dough. To do this I folded over one edge.
Just be sure that you don’t fold over too much so that it doesn’t cut into the cookie dough leaving unwanted lines or cuts.
Now, for the fun part!
Find the shape for you!
I perused the internet for the perfect coffee cup and then printed it out in the size I wanted.
Then you start folding your strips of metal to fit the shape on your paper.
Finally, to lock your pieces of metal together so that your cookie cutter can last, you will need to cut a little tab in the metal strip.
Sorry for the blurry photo, mom problems.
Then you cut a slit into the other pice, slide this tab into the slit, and then fold it over!
Lastly, you make some cookies!!
I am so happy with how they turned out!
They were a big hit at work too! And with our littles. Of course.
I have a love hate relationship with sugar cookies. I get these super cute ideas in my head and I am over here like ‘YEAH! Let’s do this!’ Then it comes time to make the dough and then cut out the cookies and then bake the cookies and then decorate the cookies. About four cookies in I am over here like ‘I regret my life choices!’ Then it comes back around, when they are finished I am all like ‘YAY! Look how cute these are!’
And then I decide to make them again.
Because I am a crazy person.
What shape would you make?!
Do you make sugar cookies often?!
Let me know your thoughts!
I love hearing from you guys! Thanks for playing!