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Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Foil Cookie Cutter Shapes

Submitted by Cristy Carnes

Foil cookie cutter shapes 1

"Bling for Your Tree"

We always made these handmade ornaments when I was a kid because it was cheap, but it was also so much fun.

First you need some sturdy cardboard, scissors, aluminum foil, a marker, and something to trace if you are not artistically inclined. I should learn to follow my own advice as I freehanded my examples so they are less than perfect but I usually trace Christmas themed cookie cutters.

Foil cookie cutter shapes 2

After drawing your shapes, cut them out with scissors and wrap them with foil, shiny side out of course so they really shine when you turn out the lights and plug in the tree.

Foil cookie cutter shapes 3

You could also easily adorn them with accessories too like small beads, sequins, etc., or write family member's names on them to make a "family tree." Then you can simply nestle them in the branches or use a heavy duty hole punch for the metal hanger to fit through.

So there you have it, easy and fun ornaments that you probably would even have to go to the store to find the materials for, just a five minute search around the house.

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