Make cookie cutter gift tags

Monday, November 17, 2008 2:47
Posted in category Crafts, Holidays
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These cookie cutter gift tags look great on presents, they add personality to your gifts, and they can completely dress up those plain inexpensive gift bags too.

To make them, buy a set of inexpensive Christmas cookie cutters… you usually see them sold in plastic tubs of 25 or 30 different cookie cutters for anywhere between $3 and $10.  Make sure they are the shaped cookie cutters, and not the ones that imprint the design on the top of the cookies when you cut them.  Or you can buy the single sale ones, which is nice because they have the top on them so you can attach them easily to the gift bag (like ours above).

Now, does your cookie cutter have a back on it, such as a handle?  Or is it completely cut out?  In other words, is there something on the backing you can use to secure the tag to or not?

If there is a backing: Place the cookie cutter on construction paper or thicker plain paper and lightly trace the outline on the INSIDE of the cookie cutter with a pencil.  Then using scissors, carefully cut just inside of your traced line.  Write the name and anything else on the tag.  If there is NOT a hanging tab, hole punch the tag near the top (you will put ribbon through this to secure it to the bag).  Then glue to the backing to secure.

If there is NOT a backing: Place the cookie cutter on construction paper or thicker plain paper and lightly trace the outline on the OUTSIDE of the cookie cutter with a pencil.  Then using scissors, carefully cut just inside of your traced line.  Write the name and anything else on the tag.  If there is NOT a hanging tab, hole punch the tag near the top (you will put ribbon through this to secure it to the bag) . Then put glue lightly along the edges of the cookie cutter and carefully secure the tag to the back of the cutter.

If you have hanging tab on the cookie cutter, you can string the ribbon through and secure it to the gift bag.  If you made a hole punch, string ribbon through the whole to secure it.

These gift tags are really unique, and both kids and adults will love them.  Try and chose the best cookie cutter to suit each person, such as a tree shape for someone who works in construction, the train for your little budding train engineer or an angel for your fairy-loving little girls.

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