Twine Cookie Cutter Ornament || DIY Snowflake Christmas Ornament

This rustic twine cookie cutter ornament can be made in just minutes. It’s inexpensive and loaded with charm.

3 twine cookie cutter ornaments on a slate board

Making this simple ornament is tons of fun. And it’s a great craft for anyone old enough to work with a hot glue gun.

So grab your tween and above kids, a plate of Christmas cookies, and your favorite holiday music CD and get ready for a night of bonding.

What Is A Twine Cookie Cutter Ornament?

A twine cookie cutter ornament is nothing more than a cookie cutter wrapped in twine. It’s really that simple.

I used a snowflake shaped cookie cutter for this project. But you can use any shape you like.

Supplies Needed For This Project

The supplies needed for this project are minimal and inexpensive.

Supplies to make a twine cookie cutter ornament on a slate board

Here’s a list of what you’ll need to make a twine cookie cutter ornament …

  • COOKIE CUTTER – Any cookie cutter can be used for this project. It can be any size as well.
  • JUTE TWINE – Basic garden style jute twine gives this ornament it’s rustic charm.
  • MACRAME CORD – Choose a macrame cord that has about the same thickness as the jute twine.
  • TAPE MEASURE – A tape measure comes in handy to measure the twine and cord.
  • SCISSORS – Scissors are needed to cut the twine and cord.
  • HOT GLUE GUN – A hot glue gun is needed for this project.
  • GLUE STICKS – Be sure you have plenty of glue sticks on hand so you don’t run out mid-project.

How To Make A Twine Cookie Cutter Ornament

This twine cookie cutter ornament is so easy to make that it feels sort of silly to explain it to you. You’re going to be whipping these out in no time.

I found that determining exactly the length of the twine and cord I needed for this project was a bit of a guessing game. My cookie cutters were all different sizes. And the cookie cutters that all of you will use will vary in size as well.

I measured the width of the cookie cutter and multiplied that by two. Then I multiplied that number by the number of wraps I wanted to make on the cookie cutter.

I cut a piece of twine longer than the measurement I came up with. And then deducted the leftover twine from that measurement after I did my first wrap.

It wasn’t as ideal as just having a measurement to begin with. But there is no way to give a measurement here as sizes will vary. The good news is you only have to do this once.

Once you have a length of twine, simply place it on the cookie cutter where you want it and secure it with glue. Use the center of the length of twine to place it in the center of the spot you want it to sit.

Wrap the left length of twine around the cookie cutter, keeping it snug as you go. Secure the end with glue. Repeat with the right length of twine.

wrapping the twine on a twine cookie cutter ornament

Measuring the length of macrame cord that you need is pretty much the same as measuring the twine. It’s a guessing game the first time and then you’re set.

Placing it on the ornament is a bit easier because you don’t have to center it. You have a starting point at the edge of the twine.

Be sure to glue both ends of the cord securely in place. And don’t forget to snug it together tightly to acheive optimal appearance.

wrapping the cord on a twine cookie cutter ornament

Clean up any strands of glue that are hanging around on the ornament. They will pull off easily with your fingers.

And that’s all there is to it folks! You can make adorable, rustic, charm laden twine cookie cutter ornaments that easily.

diy snowflake christmas ornament

To hang the ornament simply take a 6″ length of twine and slide it through the ornament tying it together to make a loop.

Variations For This Project

The possibilities for variations on this project are endless.

small diy snowflake christmas ornament

You can use any shape cookie cutter that you want to make this twine cookie cutter ornament. Just be sure that the shape is distinct enough that it will show on the finished project.

A cookie cutter that has too much intricate detail will probably not work really well. It could be hard to tell what it is after it’s wrapped.

You can also use any type of string, cord, twine, etc … to make this project. Baker’s twine is a great choice. As is butcher’s twine, satin cord, ribbon, hemp cord, sisal cord, leather cord, and yarn.

Oh yarn! There are endless choices there. A thick chunky wool yarn would make a really great ornament.

So, let your imagination run wild. Pick something that appeals to your style and make an ornament for yourself.

Then choose something else that appeals to your favorite persons style and make one for them.

How To Use A Twine Cookie Cutter Ornament

The obvious use for a twine cookie cutter ornament is to hang it on your Christmas tree. And that’s a great idea.

handmade snowflake christmas ornaments on a slate board

But there are many other ways that you can use this great little ornament as well.

You can hang it anywhere in the house that you feel it adds the right little touch; in a window, off a mirror, or from a shelf all come to mind.

It can be used to accent a Christmas wreath. Or to hang along with a garland. A pine garland would look great with a few of these ornaments adorning it.

Perhaps, my favorite way of using this ornament, is to use it as a gift package topper. It’s always nice to top a gift with a gift. It makes people smile.

How To Store This Craft

This twine cookie cutter ornament is likely to get tossed in a box full of other Christmas ornaments without much care for how it’s wrapped.

diy snowflake christmas ornament hanging on a tree

At least that is how the life of ornaments in my house has always played out.

I do encourage you to wrap it in a bit of tissue paper before you toss it in there though. It will help to keep the twine/cord from unraveling.

And it will preserve the color of them as well. In the end, the ornament will last longer if it’s wrapped before it’s put away.

pinnable image for twine cookie cutter ornament

If you try this project and love it, please give it 5 stars! It supports my work more than you may realize, and I appreciate that a great deal!

You can also show your support by tagging me on Facebook @sustainableslowliving and/or Instagram @slowlivingbydianegail when you post a pic of your finished piece.

diy snowflake christmas ornament hanging on a tree


Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

This rustic twine cookie cutter ornament can be made in just minutes. It's inexpensive and loaded with charm.


  • Cookie Cutter - Snowflake Shaped
  • Jute Twine
  • Macrame Cord


  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks


  1. Cut a length of jute twine and place the center of it on the tip of one of the long points of the snowflake cookie cutter. Glue it in place. The measurement of the first length will be a bit of a guessing game, as all cookie cutters are not created equal. How much of it you use will give you a measurement to cut the remaining lengths needed to finish the project.
  2. Wrap the left length of the twine around the cookie cutter snuggly and glue the end inside.
  3. Wrap the right length of the twine around the cookie cutter snuggly and glue the end inside.
  4. Wrap each of the remaining points in jute twine.
  5. Cut a length of macrame cord to wrap the cookie cutter between the jute twine placements. Again, the first measurement will be a bit of a guess.
  6. Glue the cord inside the cookie cutter next to the jute twine. Wrap the cord around the cookie cutter snuggly and glue the other end.
  7. Wrap each of the remaining gaps between jute twine on the cookie cutter with lengths of macrame cord.
  8. Clean up any strands of glue that are floating around the ornament.
  9. Cut a 6" piece of jute twine and make a loop going through the ornament to use as a hanger.

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