Featured Post

New Post

Popular Post

  • style hani design: dress for beach

    Style HaNi design: dress for beach

    Figure knitting braids    

  • crafts for spring : colorful hat, crochet pattern

    Crafts for Spring : colorful hat, crochet pattern

      If you want to have any crochet products and translate patterns to English , please order, you can see more products in my shop. Thanks. Crochet

  • ornament craft: cute motif crochet

    Ornament craft: cute motif crochet

    Ornament craft: cute motif crochet Crochet rabbit patterns Crochet fish patterns Crochet butterfly patterns Crochet snail patterns Crochet duckling patterns Crochet ladybug patterns   Crochet flowers patterns Crochet apple patterns Crochet cupcakes patterns Crochet owl hair

  • animal scarf crochet patterns, ooak animal scarves

    Animal Scarf Crochet Patterns, OOAK Animal Scarves

    Animal Scarf Crochet Patterns, OOAK Animal Scarves Cat Cuddler Scarf - Animal Pet Warm DIY Fashion Tutorial Winter Fall Autumn The Cat Cuddler Scarf Pattern. This pattern is

  • african flower / paperweight granny: free crochet patterns

    African Flower / Paperweight Granny: free crochet patterns

    This is the first time I come across African Flower… well, accurately speaking, this is the first time I know that this crochet block

  • art crochet

    Art crochet

                                    

  • beautiful lace bolero, free crochet patterns

    Beautiful lace bolero, free crochet patterns

    Beautiful lace bolero, free crochet patterns In its pages, you'll find fabulous crochet patterns and helpful articles that support its. Lace Bolero is beautiful, and the

  • recycling ideas: basket out of nilon bag

    Recycling ideas: basket out of nilon bag

    Recycling ideas: basket out of nilon bag Material - Plastic bags- Scissors, needles, Instruction: Step 1: - Cut off the bottom of the handle of bags. Step 2: - Cut cross from

  • christmas craft ideas: paper christmas tree tutorial

    Christmas craft ideas: paper Christmas tree tutorial

    Herringbone in the tree  Christmas craft ideas: paper Christmas tree tutorial 1. This Christmas tree came up with a simplified three-dimensional. It can be used independently as a souvenir,

  • amirugumi crochet

    Amirugumi crochet

    Author's Toy Natalia Olshinoy not survive if get lost  What talent, what realistic fur, how lovely, just no words! We will need: Yarns of beige and black colors;

  • baby blanket, wool-eater instructions (free crochet patterns)

    Baby blanket, Wool-Eater Instructions (free crochet patterns)

    Baby Afghans Find the perfect free simple crochet baby afghan in this ... Watch these great crochet video tutorials for amazing step by step instructions. .... Crocheted Wool Eater Blanket By connecting crocheted flowery patches,

  • christmas paper snowflake tutorial

    Christmas paper snowflake tutorial

    Snowflake flower tutorial This snowflake is easy to do with the children. Will need: Paper, A4 or A5, scissors, glue and a New Year mood. 1. A4 sheet

  • fashion gifts for women: lace purple top, free crochet patterns

    Fashion gifts for women: Lace purple top, free crochet patterns

    Fashion gifts for women: Lace purple top, free crochet patterns Free, online women's shirts and tops crochet patterns. Make your own warm-weather clothing with this collection

  • valentine photo cards

    Valentine photo cards

    valentine photo cards: Handmade Valentine card, quilled quilling, personalized message   Quilled Valentine's card, sheep, handmade, quilling, I love ewe   Paper quilling card, quilled flowers, handmade Handmade 18th birthday card,

  • personalized photo christmas ornaments

    Personalized photo christmas ornaments

    Santa Face Ornaments Beaded Crochet Icicles (purple)   Crocheted Red Flower Crosses   Trio of Beautiful Christmas Angels   Crocheted Red Poinsettia Baskets Victorian Ornament Collection (Perfume Bottles) Beautiful Lacy Stocking Ornaments   Beautiful Sapphire Bead


Recycling boxes for food gifts

Cake - dough, Green work, Holiday crafts, Recycling  |  October 22nd 2011  |  0 Comment

The wild rumpus has just begun and let’s kick it off with the first spooky craft of the season.

Halloween cookie cutters
Yes…YES my dearies…

Recycling boxes for food gifts

your very own spooooky cookie cutters! BWHAAAHAHAHA!

***wringing hands***

*ahem*

Compose.

Sorry… got too exicted there.

Okay so after an extensive gruelling search for what I thought would be easy find was practically impossible. What I was looking for was aluminum strips. FOOD SAFE aluminum, mind you and what a pain.

I had found this site which was totally awesome, but unfortunately, the manufacturers of aluminum flashing no longer sells their product “chemically free” or “untreated”.

BAH! BAH, I say!

So I searched and searched, I even called a few local sheet metal fabricators and they thought I was a nut. Before I could even finish my sentence it was, “NO. UH-HUH. Sorry.” and click.

GASP! The audacity!

So what’s a poor gal to do? Oh sure I could always buy copper over here, but EGADS… the price made me woozy and the they sell tin strips over here, but I’m such an impatient girl. MUST.HAVE.IT.NOW.

So here’s what I came up with…

SUPPLIES:

DSC_0017
large aluminum serving tray (try to find the heaviest gauge)

*I found this at Smart and Final for $1.59

DSC_0021
-A ruler(preferably metal).

-Pliers (flat nose and/or needle nose).

-Tin shears (or old scissors).

-Hammer.

-Sharpie marker.

-Paper (to draw your designs).

-Ear muffs (you’ll need these when you’re hammerin’ away).

-Spools of different sizes, or any round objects to help when you’re forming your piece.

-Twine or yarn (not shown).

-Leather gloves (optional).

***

HERE WE GO:

Cookie cutter tute4
Cut off the sides of your tray like so. BE CAREFUL! The edges are very sharp. Leather gloves comes in handy.

Cookie cutter tute3
Hammer the bottom piece. You will want to flatten it out as much as possible. Make sure to cover you ears… I learned this the hard way. OH, and watch you fingers!

DSC_0026

Now depending on how tall you want your cookie cutter, cut the metal into strips. CAUTION: sharp edges!!! Oh the thought makes me shutter…

Cookie cutter tute2
Now fold the strip, having one side about 1/4″ shorter than the other side.

Cookie cutter tute1
Take the raw edge of the longer side and fold over the shorter side.

Cookie cutter tute12

Just like the picture says, “press and smooth folded edge”. Actually do this to both sides.

DSC_0065
Draw out your design in the actual size you want your cookie cutter to be. With the twine/yarn, trace your design and cut. The cut twine/yarn will determine how much of the aluminum strip you will need. ***Make sure to add about an inch to your measurement for connecting the ends.***

DSC_0009
With your measured strip, start forming it to your design. TIP: I use thread spools to make nice curves and a flat nose plier to make clean corners.

Cookie cutter tute13
When you’re forming, your strip will have a tendency of doing this. Just crimp them down with your needle nose pliers.

Cookie cutter tute7
Now when you come to the end, the ends should overlap. On one end, cut the sides to form a narrow end.

Cookie cutter tute8
Make sure to cut off these nasty lil’ boogers.

Cookie cutter tute9
CAREFULLY open the other end using you needle nose pliers.

Cookie cutter tute10
Just like what the picture says. Once it’s in, take your pliers and squeeze the opening shut to secure.

And you’re done!!!

Finished cookies

Cookie fun
Happy baking!

http://happyfind.typepad.com/happy_find/2011/09/halloween-cookie-cutters.html


source: happyfind.typepad.com