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Have your weekends been full of ornament-making parties and cookie swaps lately? Well, when you’ve had your fill of gingerbread men and come down from the homemade sugar cookie dough high, you can put your cookie cutters to good use as cheery decor and more. Check out these Christmas cookie cutter craft ideas and use their fun shapes to spruce up your home for the holidays.

cookie cutter ornaments

Got a few bare spots on that Christmas tree? Turn metal cookie cutters into Christmas ornaments with some pretty paper (wrapping paper scraps?) and our tutorial from Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage. Head here to get all the instructions.

cookie cutter candles
Cookie cutter candles like these from Spoonful would pretty up an entry display or a mantel, and make excellent homemade gifts for all your loved ones. Plus, they’re so easy to put together that your kids can help you, and family time is the best holiday gift of all.

cookie cutter wreath

Photo: Michel Arnaud

This quirky cookie cutter wreath from Good Housekeeping can be assembled with common junk drawer supplies like silver paper clips and red twist ties. The evergreen sprig is a fresh, fragrant touch.

cookie cutter sandwich
Many moms know that cookie cutters can elevate sandwiches into art. Take that a step further and add some candy and pretzels for Rudolph PB & Js like Kate of And Everything Sweet did here. (And if your little ones want more reindeer games, take a peek at our Rudolph-themed fondue party.)

cookie cutter napkin rings
If PB & Js won’t be on the menu but a fancy dinner party will, take a cue from Tres French Hens and repurpose your cookie cutters as creative napkin rings. Or, if you’d like, purchase new cookie cutters and tell guests that their napkin rings double as party favors.

Which cookie cutter craft is shaping up to be your favorite? And do you have any household items you’d like to see turned into crafts in this column? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!


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3 Responses

  1. Oh, I am SO making those Rudolph sandwiches for my little one this week. So cute!

  2. RSS says:

    The wreath is so cute.

  3. Amy Collins says:

    Love those plates shown in the last picture, with the gingerbread men. And I love all the cookie cutters shown too.

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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