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Homemade Cookie Cutters....a first for me!

post #1 of 34
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I've always wanted to try to make my own cookie cutters because there are so many designs I like but can never find, or when I find them they're not the right size! So, I bought a 12x18 sheet of tin at Hobby Lobby ($8.49), a pair of tin scissors ($12.99) and metal glue ($3)....then got my shapes together, some I freehanded (corset, rectangle which will be postage letter sealed with a heart, and the boxer shorts), the other were foam shapes I found at WalMart for .97 that I thought would make outstanding cutters! I've attached a picture of the foam shapes I found and the finished cutters!
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post #2 of 34
Wow, you did a great job. Those cookie cutters lookk perfect, I may have to give them a try.

Congratulations!!!
post #3 of 34
Those are great!! I think this will be my next project!!
post #4 of 34
Great job! They are awesome!
You are so clever! Love them.
post #5 of 34
those came out great!! you must be very patient icon_smile.gif
Kate
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Kate
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post #6 of 34
Wow, thanks for the idea, I will definatley keep this in mind. icon_smile.gif Those are awesome!
post #7 of 34
Those are awesome! How long did it take for them to dry? Did you have to clamp them to keep the glued ends closed?
Thanks!

I can't wait to make some.
Tracy Perkins

Happy Baking!!!
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Tracy Perkins

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post #8 of 34
How cool is that? I think they look great!

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~Val~
And yes.... I am shaped like <--- that M&M... cute huh?
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~Val~
And yes.... I am shaped like <--- that M&M... cute huh?
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post #9 of 34
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tracy702 - the metal glue I purchased was just like super glue (non-toxic) and took only a few minutes to hold! After the first one, I did use some small hand-held clamps from my husband's toolbox to hold them together just to ensure a really good bond! Altogether these probably took about 30 minutes each to make, of course, with the first taking longer! I think they're worth it because I got exactly what I wanted!
post #10 of 34
Great idea, great job. Now the next time I rec a call and can't find a cutter I know what to do. I will have to give it a try.
MYW
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post #11 of 34
Cute and very creative... when I first looked at the XO one I thought oh cool a skull and crossbones... then I saw your foam thingys. Maybe it can do both icon_wink.gif


Kat
post #12 of 34
Hey, nifty work!

If I might make a suggestion --

Go to the hardware store and buy some roof flashing. You will get a lot more tin for your money that way. It is food safe - it is what Jacques Torres uses to mold chocolate from time to time.

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post #13 of 34
Thanks! I am going to try it. You have convinced me. LOL!!!
Tracy Perkins

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Tracy Perkins

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post #14 of 34
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tmriga....thank you so much for the suggestion, my husband used to do roofs (way back) and we had lots of leftover flashing (he never throws anything away) but it wasn't sturdy enough. I'm not sure what gage the flashing is compared to what I bought, but the kind I purchased is pretty thick, which is what I was looking! Maybe the flashing we have is just cheap! hee hee! I'll have to check and see if it comes in different gages! Thanks!
post #15 of 34
Does that mean I get free cookie cutters?

Theresa icon_smile.gif
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