Christmas Past: Favorite Ornaments Adorn Our Tree: Homemade and Repurposed Heirlooms: Grandma's Cookie Cutters

Turn Heirloom Baking Items into Ornaments with these Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Remember making Christmas cookies with Grandma? Those sugar cookies were covered in colored candy sugar, icing piped from a tube, and chocolate coated candies. It is a favorite memory I try to recreate every year with my kiddos minus those old-fashioned plastic cookie cutters. Remember? The cutters were floured, but it was still nearly impossible to remove the reindeer antlers or any other tiny details in the cookie cutter. So, we turned ours into heirloom Christmas Tree Ornaments. Enjoy!

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Make Christmas Tree Ornaments from old Cookie Cutters

So, to honor the memory, I tied a Christmas ribbon* through the top of our heirloom ornaments and hung them on our tree. The light reflects behind them with a beautiful red glow making the perfect heirloom decoration for the tree.

Heirloom Decorated Christmas Tree with Lights
Heirloom Decorated Christmas Tree with Lights.

Old fashioned Red Plastic Cookie Cutter Angel
Red, plastic angel cookie cutter ornament. 
Old fashioned Plastic Red Cookie Cutter Wreath
Red Cookie Cutter holly and "Merry Christmas" gift ornaments for tree decorations.
Handmade Paper Heart Ornament, Metal Cookie Cutters,  and Handmade Wooden Decorations.
Handmade Paper Heart Ornament, Metal Cookie Cutters, and Handmade Wooden Decorations.


Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Holiday Cardboard Tube Creatures

Metal Christmas Cookie Cutters*

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Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.