Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #11: Garlands


Another creative way to use cookie cutters is to make garlands for your loved ones to feel special. These are the items you will need for this 15-minute project:

  • colorful papers
  • needle and thread
  • thick black marker
  • scissors

Use the cookie cutter as a stencil, and draw around it with a pencil. Cut out the shapes. I cut several shapes at a time so that the process goes faster. Or your children could cut them out to practice hand-eye coordination. Grab your thick marker. I used a marker that had an outer diameter of one inch, so it was super thick. Write one letter on each shape. Then string the shapes together with a needle and thread, sewing up and down, one stitch on each shape. Leave a gap between words. Hang it up.


Ideas for garlands:

  • Happy Birthday!
  • Welcome Home, Daddy
  • Get Well Soon
  • Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Aloha
  • Happy Fourth of July
  • Congratulations on Your Graduation
  • Happy New Year
  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy Valentines Day
  • Happy Easter
  • Happy Mother’s Day
  • Happy Father’s Day
  • You Did It!
  • Baby Shower
  • Happy Anniversary

As you can see, there are many occasions where you might want to make someone feel special. Why not take 15 minutes to make a garland?

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8 Responses to “Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #11: Garlands”

  1. Nick says:

    Great ideas!

  2. Rose Thomas says:

    Such great ideas! I have a couple containers full of cookie cutters, nice to have another reason to dig them out!

  3. Mandie says:

    Oh, this looks like it would be such a fun afternoon activity for children! Plus it would be a great learning tool.

  4. Shayla says:

    I never thought of this! How do you come up with so many creative ideas, Susan? I’m putting the cookie cutters in with the kids drawing supplies today. I can’t wait to see the look on their faces!

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