Although this ornament is made with a Christmas tree cookie cutter, you can use this same concept with any cookie cutter. For example, if you use a snowman cookie cutter, put two black beads for his eyes and little larger orange one for his nose and five black beads to form his mouth.

The possibilities are endless!

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Glass E beads in a variety of colors
  • Cookie cutter, tree shaped
  • Monofilament
  • High temp hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Toothpick
  • Aluminum foil

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut an 8" piece of monofilament. Tie the two ends together in an overhand knot. This will be the ornament hanger.
  2. Place a Christmas tree cookie cutter on a piece of aluminum foil and put the knot end of the hanger just under the top of the tree with the rest of the hanger extending above the tree.
  3. Start filling in the space inside the cookie cutter with hot glue. Be sure that the glue reaches all the way to the edges of the cookie cutter. You should make sure your hot glue gun is set to high temperature if it is a dual temp gun. This will allow you more time to place the beads in the glue before it cools and dries.
  4. While the glue is still nice and hot, drop some beads into the glue. Use a toothpick to push them into the glue a bit. They don't need to be buried in the glue but they need to be in far enough that they won't just fall off.
  5. Once the glue has cooled, place the foil, with the ornament on top of it, into the freezer for a couple of hours. Take out your ornament and peel the foil off the back of your ornament. Freezing the ornament helps the foil come off easier. If will not hurt your ornament if you leave it in the freezer longer. Often I just put them in the freezer and take them out the next day.

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