How to Make a Cookie Cutter

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How To Make a Cookie Cutter - DIY and without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!What happens when you can’t find just the right cookie cutter? You Google “How to make a cookie cutter”. And if you’re like me – you are delivered to tens of search results that are too difficult, too expensive, or require too much time for glue to dry. That is what happened to me in 2012 when I was searching of – ahem – bachelorette themed cookie cutters for my good friend’s wedding. So what did I do? I combined the wisdom from a lot of those posts and experimented until I came up with my own glue – free method.

Don’t get me wrong! There are some great tips and tricks to be learned from other cookie cutter tutorials! Check out Instructables or Sweet Sugarbelle if you need more inspiration.

Since that year I’ve used this tutorial on how to make a cookie cutter several times. It is a fan favorite in my house because the sky’s the limit! We can make everything from super heroes to band logos. If you’re interested in DIY cookie cutters you’ve come to the right place. This method uses an aluminum roasting pan rather than smaller items like aluminum cans, so that I can make more complicated shapes. It is also dishwasher safe because there is no glue to dissolve or melt!

What You Need:

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

How To Make a Cookie Cutter:

  1. Begin by drawing the shape of your cookie cutter on paper in the size you want to achieve.
  2. Using your scissors, cut the bottom out of the roasting pan. If the pan you’re using has ridges, use a roller to flatten it.
    How To Make a Cookie Cutter - DIY and without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
  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. Flatten these as well.
    How To Make a Cookie Cutter - DIY and without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
  4. Fold the strip the long way about 1/3 of the way down. This creates a nice smooth edge to protect you from being cut while using the cutter.
  5. Now, begin to make the cookie cutter but moving and bending the strip along the design that you drew. Use pliers, fingers, whatever works for you to get all the right bends in all the right places. If your strip isn’t long enough, skip to step 6 and use the tab-and-slot method to join another strip to yours. Then continue to shape!
    DIY Cookie Cutter - Make a Cookie Cutter without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
    How To Make a Cookie Cutter - DIY and without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
  6. 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.
    How To Make a Cookie Cutter - DIY and without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
    How To Make a Cookie Cutter - DIY and without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
  7. Use your cutter and bake some cookies!
    How To Make a Cookie Cutter - DIY and without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
    DIY Cookie Cutter - Make a Cookie Cutter without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!
    DIY Cookie Cutter - Make a Cookie Cutter without glue! Take a few minutes and make something unique and reusable!

 

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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 “How to Make a Cookie Cutter

    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!!!

    Thanks

    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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