Vintage Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

It’s so easy to create pretty Christmas ornament from vintage cookie cutters

From December 1st to December 23rd I’m sharing three Christmas projects per week, for Twelve Days of Christmas Projects.

Welcome to Day Nine!

You can find links to the other projects at this end of this post.

Vintage cookie cutter ornaments are so much fun to create and they can be decorated with so many things.

This is a pretty easy project, and you can use whatever bits and pieces you have.

repurposed cookie cutters made into DIY Christmas ornaments

I pulled a bunch of jewelry bits and pieces from my stash because I wasn’t sure what I was going to use to glitz up these three vintage aluminum cookie cutters.

When I started this project I was using a tree, a star, and bell cookie cutters.

But somewhere along the line I misplaced the bell.

I couldn’t find it anywhere. I looked and looked, and I finally gave up so I could move on with the project. I’m sure it’ll show up when I least expect it.

You’ll see what I replaced it with later on.

hammering handle of metal cookie cutter flat

The first thing you have to do is flatten the handles of the cookie cutters. This is easily done with a hammer.

Making vintage cookie cutters into ornaments

filling cookie cutter with white glue

Then you fill the cookie cutter with a light layer of white glue.

adding beads on top of white glue and letting it dry inside vintage tree cookie cutter

And then you drop in your beads and baubles, or whatever you’re using, to fill up the cookie cutter. For the tree cookie cutter I’m using plastic faux pearls and irridescent beads.

Once all your beads are in place you let it dry for at least 24 hours. Maybe more if you used too much glue.

The white glue dries clear so you won’t see it when you’re done.

vintage star cookie cutter filled with rhinestones

I filled the star with faux rhinestones from a broken bracelet.

Don’t worry if whatever you use doesn’t fill every inch of your cookie cutter. It really doesn’t have to.

vintage aluminum cookie cutters filled with pearls and rhinestones

When these two were done I really thought they needed something more. It just seemed to me like something was missing.

Adding decorative touches to cookie cutter ornaments

lining cookie cutter ornaments with pipe cleaners

So I dressed them up with some sparkly pipe cleaners using hot glue.

gluing jute twine hangers onto backs of cookie cutters

I hot glued jute twine to the backs of the vintage cookie cutter ornaments for hanging.

Jute twine is one of my favorite things, and it pretty much goes with everything.

Easy DIY vintage cookie cutter ornaments decorated with beads, rhinestones and bells

Because I couldn’t fine the bell cookie cutter, I replaced it with a smaller star and I filled it with two tones of mini gold bells. And the bells actually work.

Supplies needed to make these Vintage Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

  • cookie cutters
  • misc beads etc
  • pipe cleaners
  • white glue
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • jute twine

Vintage cookie cutter ornaments decorated with beads, rhinestones, and bells

And here are my finished vintage cookie cutter Christmas ornaments hanging on my tree.

They really sparkle, and the bells actually tinkle if you shake the little star.

tree-shaped vintage cookie cutter ornament decorated with faux pearls

The creative possibilities with these ornaments are really endless, depending on what you use to fill them.

star-shaped vintage cookie cutter ornament decorated with faux rhinestones

I hope this project has inspired you to create some vintage cookie cutter Christmas ornaments for yourself.

star-shaped vintage cookie cutter ornament decorated with mini gold bells

They would make great gifts, and could also decorate Christmas packages.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

DIY vintage cookie cutter Christmas ornaments

Twelve Days of Christmas Project Links

DAY TWELVE: Quick & Easy Scarf Christmas Wreath

DAY ELEVEN: Repurposed Furniture Legs into Alternative Christmas Trees

DAY TEN: Easy Map Ornaments from Cosmetic Containers

DAY NINE: Vintage Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

DAY EIGHT: Displaying Vintage Ornaments in a Frame

DAY SEVEN : Repurposed Playing Cards into DIY Christmas Tree

DAY SIX: DIY Christmas Wreath from Glittery Thrifted Finds

DAY FIVE: Easy DIY Stuffed Clear Plastic Ornaments

DAY FOUR: Easy DIY Christmas Gnomes

DAY THREE: Easy DIY Felt Poinsettia Wreath

DAY TWO: Easy Angel Ornaments from Tassels

DAY ONE: Repurposed Hand Fan Christmas Trees

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. So very cute!!! I’ll be so glad when Christmas is over so I can start making some of these ornaments! Oh, wait, that’s not how it’s supposed to work is it? hehe Well, there’s always next year! I need to get out a fill up my stash!

    1. Thanks Dona! I’m always hanging onto project ideas for next year so I totally get that. 🙂

  2. Maybe one of your feline babies decided it needed a bell cookie cutter for Christmas. LOL Those cookie cutters bring back memories. Many a cookie was made with the same cookie cutters growing up. Cute idea turning them into bling ornaments!