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

Craft:

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

Sewing:


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!

Emma

Monday, 26 November 2012

Decorative Christmas Panels Using Cookie Cutters

Artwork:


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!

Emma