DIY Cookie Cutters (No Glue!)

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Make cookie cuttersDo you remember a while ago when my friend Amy got married? I did a TON of craft projects related to her wedding. DIY Personalized Pyrex, Spray colored Cookies, Wedding Countdown [Free Printable], etc. Well, I debated long and hard (no pun intended) about sharing this technique with you because, well, it’s kida silly. You see, for Amy’s bachelorette party I made her naughty cookies.

So the first trouble was to find cookie cutters in lewd shapes. I was able to find some online but they were very expensive ($10 for ONE cutter!?). Also, even if i wasn’t looking for anatomically correct cookie cutters they are still really expensive. So I set out to make my own. Along the way I ingeniously made a safe-for-viewing campfire cookie cutter too, and that is what I’ll use to detail how to make your own cutter.

What You Need:

  • Heavy disposable aluminum roasting pan.
  • Heavy duty scissors.
  • Paper and pen.
  • Pliers.

How To Make It:

  1. The most basic part of this is knowing what you want you cutter to look like. So, the first step is to draw the outline you are trying to achieve.  Do this on the paper- in the size you want.
    DIY Cookie Cutter
  2. Using your scissors, cut the bottom out of the roasting pan.
    Make your own cookie cutter from roasting pan
  3. Cut 1″ strips out of the bottom of the pan. Try and keep these straight, as the cutting edge of your cutter will need to be.
    Roasting Pan cookie cutter
  4. Now comes the fun part. There is no good way to “show” how to do this. Simply use your outline as a guide, and with the pliers bend your strip into the shape you want. I set my piece on the outline and bent it around my drawing.
  5. At the end of your cutter, overlap about 1″. Using your scissors, cut a tab into one end, and a slit into the other. Push the tab into the slit and bend the tab back on itself. This way your cutter stays together (even through the dishwasher!) with no glue.

  6. Use your cutter and bake some cookies!


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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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23 thoughts on “DIY Cookie Cutters (No Glue!)

    1. I think they’d definitely be sturdy enough. My only concern would be to find a biog enough roasting pan so your strips are long enough for a bread sized cutter.

  1. Awesome idea…couldn’t you use the tab/slot technique to put more than one strip together if one isn’t long enough?

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  3. What an awesome idea, thanks so much for sharing! I found this through Pinterest and I will be using it for sure! 🙂

  4. you have just saved me!
    I am attempting to carve biscuits for hubbys birthday on the weekend and having a terrible time today. on my second batch of dough and knew I needed to make a cutter of the shape

    I love you for this x

  5. Hi, Is there a specific weight I need to get? I tried this with a pan I got at the dollar store and it wouldn’t hold the shape for anything!!!


    1. Hey Teri!

      Like the post mentions, a heavy duty pan works the best. I would guess that the one from the dollar store wasn’t heavy enough. There is usually a type that says “heavy duty”.

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