When it comes to household items that work double duty (like using a loo roll to curl hair or getting make-up stains off clothing with shaving cream), we're all for it. Finding alternative uses for what you already have lying around the house can mean spending less money and learning a new skill, not to mention having some fun along the way.
Typically only brought out of the cupboard in the lead-up to Christmas, cookie cutters can be used for so much more than just your favourite gingerbread biscuits
That's why these surprising uses for cookie cutters are pure genius! Typically only brought out of the kitchen cupboard in the lead-up to Christmas, cookie cutters can be used for so much more than just your favourite gingerbread biscuits.
From sparkling Christmas ornaments to festive napkin holders, discover 7 unusual but brilliant uses for your cookie cutters below. They can even be used to create a totally unique holiday gifts for friends and family. Who knew that your trusty cookie cutters could be the most versatile piece of kit in your kitchen? Have fun!
Make Christmas ornaments
You could simply tie your cutters with some pretty ribbon and hang on the tree as is, or add some pretty washi tape to the edges for a beautiful and colourful decoration.
A Christmas wreath
Tie cutters together with a festive ribbon to make a totally unique Christmas wreath - perfect for hanging on the front door. Get more amazing Christmas wreath ideas here.
Get into the holiday spirit from the moment you wake up with these sweet pancake shapes, made using Christmas cookie cutters.
Having friends round? Wow them with a stunning dinner table display using your cookie cutters as napkin rings.
Little ones will love making their very own festive gift wrap. To make, dip your holiday cookie cutters into colourful paint and use then use them to 'stamp' the paper. Simple!
Here's another project that children will love - making their very own, cookie-cutter shaped bird food. Hang these pretty shapes outside and watch as birds flock to your garden!
Why not make your Christmas gifts this year? These candles in the shapes of flowers, stars and trees are so pretty and a fabulous way to give a totally unique gift.