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Cute Cookie Cutter Ornaments For Less Than $1

Turn four cookie cutters from the dollar bin into cookie cutter ornaments for Christmas! This is a fun and easy craft for the whole family.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these ornaments. You’ll be cutting and gluing. People of all ages can make these.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

Recently I went diving in the Target dollar bins, and let’s just say I was very successful. I came home with quite a few rolls of glitter tape and felt like I ruled the world.

Well, glitter tape wasn’t the only thing that I bought. A four-pack of plastic cookie cutters also caught my eye.

And not because I wanted to make cookies (although now that sounds delicious) – I bought them to make Christmas ornaments! And what makes that fantastic is that I already had everything else on hand, so the ornaments were only $.25 a piece for me.

This is a great kids craft or group Christmas craft . . . it’s not hard and everyone can join in. Read on to see how I made these DIY cookie cutter ornaments.

(if you love handmade ornaments, check out these DIY Christmas ornaments to make or these easy DIY Christmas ornaments for kids!)

Gather These Supplies

  • Cookie cutters – mine were plastic, four for $1
  • Christmas scrapbook paper
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Drill or nail and hammer (something to create a hole)

Here’s my four pack of cookie cutters. No big surprise I couldn’t resist, right?


Trace each cookie cutter onto the back of the scrapbook paper of your choice. It can be Christmas themed but it doesn’t have to be.


Cut out your shapes. I recommend going *slightly* inside the line.


Next you are going to make sure that each of your shapes has a hole at the top. You can do this by drilling, but if you are good with a hammer and nail you can do it that way, too.

Just please be careful! Plastic can break easily (so can fingers).


Add glue to the edge of the cookie cutter and press down onto the paper. Wipe away excess glue. Let it dry for several hours. If the paper goes over the edges of the cookie cutter, no big deal. You can trim it away later – or not.


Pick your fancy ribbon (meaning, dig through your stash) and grab some. Tie a knot in one end and pull through the hole. I also put a dab of glue there as well. Let that dry before hanging them up.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

What do you think about my cookie cutter ornaments? Not too shabby for a last minute purchase and $.25 each, right? These were pretty fun to make. I’ve also now crafted with cookie cutters, which means my life is complete!

Yield: 4 ornaments

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

Learn how to make cookie cutter Christmas ornaments with dollar store finds and scrapbook paper.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Cookie cutters
  • Christmas scrapbook paper
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Craft glue


  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Drill or nail and hammer


  1. Trace each cookie cutter onto the back of the scrapbook paper of your choice.
  2. Cut out the shapes, cutting just very slightly within the line. Set aside.
  3. Drill into the top of each cookie cutter to make a hole for hanging.
  4. Add glue to the edge of the cookie cutter and press down onto the paper. Wipe away excess glue. Let dry for several hours.
  5. Repeat with the other cookie cutters.
  6. Grab lengths of ribbon, one for each ornament. Tie a knot in one end of the ribbon and pull through the hole in the ornament. Add a dab of glue to secure; let dry fully before hanging.

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These metallic key Christmas ornaments were made from the dollar bin as well. I’d also love for you to check out these other Christmas ideas to adorn your tree:


Sunday 30th of September 2018



Monday 14th of March 2016

A crop-a-dile works perfectly to make a hole!


Monday 14th of March 2016

That's a great tip Natalie - I actually bought one just recently!

Carissa Bonham

Thursday 18th of December 2014

I just wanted to pop over to let you know that I featured your ornament on Creative Green Living this morning!


Wednesday 11th of December 2013

Very cute! I think you could also glue the ribbon to the back of the paper, and then not have to worry about drilling and the knot showing? Not sure, but either way, I totally want to make some!


Thursday 12th of December 2013

Molly, I did think about that and I think that would work with stronger glue (mine was just "regular" glue). Good idea!

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