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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cutting up some SpOoky Cute Ornaments for May Arts Design Team Call Round 2

Greetings everyone! The year is flying by and it's already mid summer - WOW! I have a craft show coming up in three weeks so I am in a frenzy making handmade holiday goodness for my shoppe "Salon D'Arte" which will be at the my Big Bang Bazaar [an Indie Craft Show} on August 9th. I haven't  done a show in a while so I've stocked up on my May Arts Ribbons to adorn my handmade ornaments, cards and mini books.

Today's project I'm sharing is a variation on the cookie cutter Christmas ornaments {CLICK HERE to view}… but this time super SpOoky Cute for Halloween. We've been doing a lot of cooking at home on the weekends lately and one day I came across this package of seasonal cookie cutters stashed in the deep, dark recesses of my pantry. I think they came from the Dollar Spot area at Target and they are older than I can remember. One touch rule in effect… these headed straight into the crafting pile with the Christmas cookie cutters for rebirth as ornaments!

These are super quick and easy to make and you only need a couple things. I gather some scissors; my stash of May Arts ribbons in seasonal colors; Herma Dotto by EK Success adhesive runner {my personal preference for flat ribbon}; a black Sharpie marker; and some holiday spirit! **PLEASE NOTE** I made every effort to locate links for all ribbon used at May Arts website, though some patterns may be retired.

Now I'm ready for some fun! 

I set off on embellishing the pumpkin and bat cookie cutters.
First up the pumpkin…

I selected this beautiful variegated orange {NY38 two-tone stripes} ribbon and added a stripe of Herma Dotto adhesive to the end to tack in place and began winding the ribbon around the ornament. I continued wrapping, slightly overlapping each previous wrap and continued all the way around. When I reached the beginning, I added another stripe of Dotto adhesive to secure the end. Easy Peasy!

Next I selected an orange, gold and green check {WTT28 3/8" Metallic Band} pattern to line the outer edge. For this I applied the Herma Dotto adhesive along the entire length that I cut to fit and pressed into place. I left about 2" overhang and looped this back over onto itself to form a leaf shape. The Herma Dotto is a dry adhesive that it great for tacking down ribbon on cards, scrapbook pages and flat surfaces.

The finishing touch is to add a hanger and some contrast to the stem with WS-02 Celery Sheer/Iridescent Pinstripe ribbon. I first cut a piece that was about 10" and tied to the top of the stem, knotting in place with the two loose ends meeting at the top. I laid the two ends over each other and tied in a knot to form a closed loop to hang. I added some Dotto adhesive to the end of another section and wrapped around the entire stem area, trimmed and tacked down the loose end with more adhesive. My pumpkin complete and totally full of personality!

Now on to the bat. I have a silvery grey ribbon that is two-tone like brushed metal - lighter on one side and slightly darker on the other. I applied Dotto adhesive down the length of this ribbon and applied to the outer edge of the cookie cutter.

I repeated with the black/white grosgrain circles ribbon and centered right on top of the grey ribbon - pretty straightforward… but is so Totes Adorbs {sorry… couldn't resist}.


This little pretty also needs a hanger! I grabbed my spool of natural SM-10 burlap string and a black Sharpie marker to color it to match. I have loads of inks, markers and paints… so the best way to make sure they are always getting used is coloring everything in sight - INCLUDING my staple spools of May Arts burlap string, EA-01 crinkle white nylon ribbon and paper raffia {each in white or natural}.

I have two ornaments done quick and easy and they are so lovely - they can be used for seasonal decor, gift toppers or even for the kids to make at the Halloween party.


I want to add a little more personality to the cat and the frankenstein head with some GOOGLIE eyes, resin and hardware before I trim those with ribbon. I'll be sure to share them before I send them off to a happy home at the craft fair.

Thanks for visiting and wish me luck! I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be selected to join the fabulous team of Ribbonistas at May Arts. Sb :)


  1. Very cute Halloween project! Best of luck with your application!

  2. Nice way to use those cute cookie cutters. I love the ribbons you used. Thanks for sharing. Good luck.


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