This week's FiveThingsFriday comes courtesy of my day job:
If your kitchen is anything like mine, there’s a drawer specially
dedicated to cookie cutters waiting to be pulled out for one fine
Each time I open the drawer, I curse the jangly
little space wasters. If only there were ways to use them for something
other than Christmas cookies.
Along came Pinterest and a few creative bloggers to solve my cookie cutter conundrum.
1. Make a mobile
purchasing some adorable set up cowboy-themed cookie cutters, I wasn’t
sure how I would ever use them (other than a Wild West party) until I
found this idea on Pinterest.
Using an embroidery hoop and some
string, I imagine my sheriff’s star, horse and cowboy boots would make a
great addition to a little boy’s nursery.
2. Create a pincushion
are a popular shape for those well-intended Valentine treats, but this
idea from CountryLiving.com is a great gift idea for the crafter in your
Use the cookie cutter as a template to cut a piece of
Styrofoam to serve as the base. Cut a piece of scrap fabric in the shape
of a heart about a ½-inch bigger than the Styrofoam. Apply tacky glue
to the back of the fabric and secure to foam, tucking the edges around
Cut another heart about 3 inches larger than the first.
Place the fabric piece inside the cookie cutter and stuff three-fourths
full with fiber fill, creating a puff. Close the cushion with a running
With the cushion still inside the cookie cutter, apply a
liberal amount of tacky glue to its bottom and attach the Styrofoam
piece. Hold in place for three minutes to dry.
3. Hang as an ornament
Stewart suggests making keepsakes of Christmas cookie cutters by
inserting family photos, fabric or pretty paper to create tree
According to Stewart‘s website, trace cutter on paper
or photo and cut out shape. Dab white craft glue along cutter’s edge,
and press paper in place to dry. Thread narrow ribbon through needle;
poke between paper and cutter, and wrap ribbon around top of cutter.
Slip a bead over ribbon’s ends and knot again.
4. Jazz up a fruit salad
Watermelon can take a patriotic shape by using a star cutter in a Fourth of July fruit salad.
5. Carve a perfect pumpkin
Make your Jack-o-lantern smile with this ingenious use of cookie cutters from FreshHomeIdeas.com.
the tops and scoop out seeds as you normally would. Using a rubber
mallet (or hammer, I assume) tap the cookie cutter into the pumpkin’s
flesh to create a clean outline; then carve the shape with a knife.
Originally posted on InForum.com