8 Creative Uses for Cookie Cutters
We make cookie cutters with multiple personalities. There! It’s in the open and we’re feeling much better already. A revelation. True it’s not up there with who killed JR or the plot twists of Game of Thrones, but there you go. At SED we live in a world of gingerbread and cookie dough -some of which I believe, may have gone to my brain!
We’ve discovered, through designing and making cookie cutters, that half of the time they aren’t used in baking at all. Here are some of the alternative uses to which you can put an SED Developments cookie cutter:
8 Creative Uses for the humble Cookie Cutter
- Ceramics – we’ve done several commissions for artisans working with clay. They produce jewellery, table coasters, all sorts of magical items. Because of the sturdiness of the plastic (PLA – Polylactic Acid) the cutters are ideal for cutting through clay. They give a clean cut inside and out. And this, as we learnt of late, is vital because it saves the artist hours of filing and sanding. The image we’ve used is from the very talented Meinir Wyn Jones, ceramic artist and maker from Wales.
- Quilting/Sewing – One client used our hexagon for a quilting project because it made a great stencil. But don’t limit yourself to regular, everyday shapes. Mothering Sunday is coming and we’re getting orders for the Cute Bunny cookie cutter. Our customers are using them as fabric stencils for appliqué onto aprons and tea towels. Or, and we love this idea, pin cushions, to make a lovely individual gift for a mum that sews.
- Stencilling – Ah! The world of stencils! The individual shapes have been born again as Christmas, Halloween, and Easter bunting. Used by pre-schools as Play Doh cutters and stencils, they’re robust enough not to squash in small hands.
- Dogs! – Canines need cookies too don’t you know? No – we’re not barking mad. Use a canine cookie dough and cut out the dough with our dog bone cookie cutter. You’ll cut the rug on the next park walk. And you’ll make your doggy friend’s tail wag with delight!
- Birdfeeder – Take a bird seed recipe (we got ours from RSPB), some children, some funky cookie cutters et voila! Your garden looks far more stylish with original bird feeders than the classic ‘yoghurt pot’ look. Step up your garden game!
- Food – well they are cookie cutters! Our DD is a reluctant fruit eater – we expect, you’ve got one of those in your home too? So we take melon and cut it into crazy shapes with the cookie cutter. It’s not unknown for me to cut her sandwiches into funky shapes for her lunch box. Nothing says be my friend like a Batman shaped sandwich. No, really, nothing says it! We also cut wraps into shapes, then into the oven to make tortilla chips. Go the extra mile for that hot chocolate and freeze whipped cream, cut out cookie shapes ready to dunk. Cut cheese with them?
- Bathbombs – when we saw what attagirlsays gets up to, we were agog! Check out these love heart bath bombs on her website. Attagirlsays uses silicone moulds but we reckon cookie cutters are as good.
- Felting – I have a serious felting addiction, something to do with stabbing needles into wool! That aside, I’ve used our cookie cutter moulds to create all sorts of felted goodies. And then I saw this article from Honestlywtf about felting onto clothes. They’re making elbow patches. But we say put a felt heart onto your next jumper to make it individual and arty.
There we go, some great ideas to utilise your cookie cutters. Not a one-time use at all, but a multi-tasking tool master, extraordinaire