Step 1: make your own cookie cutters
Make cookie cutters in custom shapes this year.
Step 2: materials
sheet metal (hobby store)
pliers for bending metal
file for smoothing edges
nuts and bolts
Step 3: cut the metal strips
cut metal strips about 3/4" thick or greater.
smooth the rough edges with a file
Step 4: bend
bend the metal into the desired shape
Step 5: close shape with screw
secure the closure with clamps.
align the metal edges so the interior of the curve is smoothest. Put the screw hole near the edge so the amount of metal overlapping in the interior is minimized.
drill a hole for the screw to fit
assemble so the head of the screw is inside of the form and the remainder of the screw extends outward. Secure with a bolt.
Step 6: finis
tada! your own custom cookie shapes. pretty cool