Craftiness, Thrifty

DIY Cookie Cutter

29 November, 2012

Just a really quick post today, I am running around like a blue arsed fly getting things ready for the Oxford Street Fairtrade Christmas market on Saturday – woooo!

I needed a cool bird (it HAD to be a bird) cookie cutter to make a Christmas decoration with, and our collection is limited to one lonely, lowly gingerbread man shape. We make gingerbread men biscuits all the time (I say we, but Tim is really the baker), they are Ramona’s faves- she calls them “The Boys”, which makes for quite cute exclamations like “YUMMMMY! ME LIKE BOYS!”

I had a rummage in our Throw-Everything-In cupboard and came up trumps with a ream of sturdy metal. Anything would have done – a strip of copper, or the bottom of one of those aluminum take away trays cut into a strip would be ideal (especially as you wouldn’t have any questions abut toxicity.)

I sketched the shape I wanted, and with a pair of pliers bent it into a bird.

I am SO excited by this new prospect of being able to twist metal into a myriad of shapes – it will be nice to have quirky biscuits, but also I am thinking about being able to cut shapes out of air-drying clay. Wheeeee!

*Forgets the Christmas Fayre and spends day with a pair of pliers*

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11 Comments

  • Reply Liz Burton 29 November, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    You are a freakin genuis!

    What’s happening at the Christmas fair? Are you having a stall or are you going with work?

    • Reply lulastic 29 November, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Why thanks!
      I am organising it, tell me you are free to come and shop (well, and drink tea with me) plllleeeeease!

      • Reply Liz Burton 29 November, 2012 at 6:09 pm

        Aww I’d love to but fear I way still be at death’s door. Did I mention I’m poorly? did I? did I?

        • Reply lulastic 29 November, 2012 at 6:23 pm

          :( Get munching on that garlic!

  • Reply jojot 29 November, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    You’re a clever sausage.

    • Reply lulastic 29 November, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Just a cheapskate, really :)

  • Reply Michelle Willis @gifted_goodies 29 November, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I’m so going to use this!!!

  • Reply Molly - Mother's Always Right 30 November, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Utterly brilliant, as usual. Yet again, your resourcefulness astounds me! x

  • Reply Vicky Clifford 2 December, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    That’s genius! Really, well done.

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