Inside the Kitchen

Your guide to creating meal magic every day - from cooking to baking to entertaining for any occasion.

Group Home

Homemade Gifts Using Cookie Cutters

Posted by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 2:50 AM
  • 37 Replies

Okay, I love making sugar cookies as much as the next person during the holidays, but there has to be another use for these handy kitchen tools? Use them as molds to make homemade bird feeders.

This is cookie cutter bird feeder craft is one that you can easily do at home with your kids and it takes no more than 30 minutes to prep and complete. They make great gifts too!

Here's what you'll need:

One packet or plain gelatin


Wax paper

Several cookie cutters

¼ of a cup of water

¾ cup of birdseed


Boil water and dissolve gelatin.

Let cool.

Add birdseed and mix thoroughly. If there is still a bit of liquid at the bottom of the pan, add more seed.

Next arrange cookie cutters on wax paper.

Fill each cookie cutter half way with seed mixture.

Place twine in the middle of each cookie cutter and then place the remainder of the birdseed mixture on top until the cookie cutter is full.

Let dry over night.

Hang on your favorite tree and watch the birds have fun with their new toys.

Moms, what else do you use your cookie cutters fore beside cookies?

by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 2:50 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
by Sarah on Dec. 16, 2013 at 5:45 AM
Ive not used them for anything else however I love this idea.

I'll try this over Christmas break with the kids
by Rhonda on Dec. 16, 2013 at 7:04 AM

I'll use my cookie cutters to imprint designs on the cakes I'm decorating.  Other than that, I'm not super creative.

by Lauren on Dec. 16, 2013 at 7:07 AM

What a great idea!  I will definitely have to try this with the kids some time.  

Cookie cutters are one of my kids' favorite toys.  We use them with play dough, in the bath tub, and to make dough ornaments. 

by Bronze Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM
Thanks for the idea!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
by Bronze Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 7:43 AM

I've made birdfeeders but never with cookie cutters, cute idea.

by Tracy on Dec. 16, 2013 at 8:21 AM

What a great idea!

by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 8:25 AM

I'm gonna make Rice Krispie treats and use the small star cutters and then add sprinkles.

by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Nice idea.
We use cookie cutters for a lot of things. We made ornaments for the tree this year, jello jigglers, sandwiches, play dough, homemade chicken nuggets and a bunch of other things.
by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 8:29 AM
Cute idea! I've used cookie cutters for ornaments and to make fun shapes sandwiches.
by Ticia on Dec. 16, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Fun idea!  I just use them for cookies.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Advertisement Advertisement
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN