Showing posts with label cookie cutters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cookie cutters. Show all posts

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Glitter Gift Tags


These are the easiest gift tags to make! You could make them in any shape you want. Mine are themed for baby gift tags for some presents.

To make them I drew around a couple different cookie cutters I had in the cupboard.

Next I painted in the cookie outline with craft glue.

Once the area was completely covered with glue, I just sprinkled the glitter over the glue-painted shape (making sure it was completely covered).

I then gave the cards a shake to get rid of the excess glitter and I left them to dry.

Happy crafting!

Caity x

Monday, 10 December 2012

Easy-Sew Christmas T-Shirts using Cookie Cutter Designs


As you all know, I just love cookie-cutter outlines at Christmas! I've used them quite a bit in my Christmas projects to date: My Mini-Mobile, WoodPanels, Hanging Decorations… and now I’ve used them for my Easy-Sew Christmas T-Shirts.

(Sorry about the orientation of this photo it's Blogger's fault!) I have found that most Christmas-themed clothing (in my price range) is very over-the-top and can be a bit tizzy. So I made something nice, plain and simple… and cheap!

What you’ll need for this project:

1. Some t-shirts - I purchased some t-shirts (and a tank top for me) from BIGW – they ranged from $3 to $5 each.

2. Iron-on backing – you won’t need much of this – just enough to properly cover your cookie cutter design.

3. A needle and thread – I just used some coloured cotton that I also bought from BIGW.

I firstly chose my cookie cutters, and worked out where to put them on each t-shirt. Then I traced around the cookie cutter in pencil (it’ll wash out so don’t worry if you can still see some after your sewing). 

I turned the t-shirts inside out and ironed on the backing, taking care to make sure I had the whole cookie cutter design on the other side covered.

Then it was a VERY simple matter doing a bit of stitching around each design. The photo below is what one of my T-shirts looks like from the inside.

And don’t they look great! I look forward to wearing mine.

Happy sewing!


Monday, 26 November 2012

Decorative Christmas Panels Using Cookie Cutters


These Christmas Panels were really quick and easy! I used some (more!) leftover plywood that I had (each panel is approx. 12.5cm x 17cm), and four different ‘festive-looking’ cookie cutter shapes. These designs would also look lovely on some small canvases.

I simply traced the shape onto the wood. I traced the outside of the shape (as opposed to tracing from the inside), so that the shape would be as big as possible.

Then I just painted around each shape. I like the rustic look the paint gets, when it’s painted straight onto the rough wood, no undercoat or anything.

I actually used a small brush so that I’d only have to do one coat. The colours I used were ones that I already had in the cupboard: Taubmans Grass Court (green), Dulux Grid (charcoal), Dulux Red Alert (red) and Dulux Odgen Melon (yellow). I didn't paint the sides of the plywood.

You could hang them up any way you like – I just used blutak for mine, and they also look great simply leaning up above a mantelpiece or shelf.

Happy making!