Ikea Kool: Kookie Kutter
project is the result of my last visit to Ikea.
As a general rule,
I stay away from the kitchen & dining sections of Ikea.
Three kitchen drawers full of ‘Ikea kitchen gadgets’
has taught me that all self restraint evaporates
as soon as you enter that little nook of Ikea.
N.B. It’s the same with the candle section, but as candles
are one of life’s necessities, I make it a rule to
visit this section on every visit.
However, my last Ikea trip was a little different:
I came home with a set of DRÖMMAR cookie cutters.
I am still puzzled now about that day.
I remember going into Ikea, heading for the candle section,
& then unpacking my new cookie cutters at home.
Everything else in between is a blank!
Not to worry though,
as the DRÖMMAR cookie cutters are so cute!
I don’t think I have seen cookie cutters
look so stylish.
Elk & his friends are ‘bringing it’ to my kitchen drawer
as I write this.
Anyway I digress.
You are probably wondering what I have used my lovely chic friends for,
especially given I don’t blog about baking or cooking.
Am I right?
Well, I used Elk & the gang to make some hanging decorations.
The non ‘bake in the oven’ kind.
After a bit of research,
I discovered that a fair few crafters including
like to use an air drying modelling clay (DAS)
to make fun things.
So that is what I have done.
I have made some cookie cutter fun things.
Making clay hanging decoarations is incredibly Quick & Easy.
1. Grab some DAS clay
N.B. I used the white clay to avoid having to paint.
With a rolling pin
2. Roll out your clay
N.B. My clay was approx. 3-4 mm thick.
Using your choice of cookie cutter
3. Place you cookie cutter gently on your clay &
4. Press firmly!
5. Gently remove the surrounding clay
to reveal your shape.
N.B. This modelling clay has lots of fibers in it,
so you will have to smooth down the edges of your shape
with your finger tip.
Using a bamboo skewer or pen
6. Punch a hole in the top of your clay shape
7. Leave to dry overnight
N.B. The larger the clay shapes the longer they need to dry for
(I left my little animals for 2 nights).
Also, DAS clay is quite strong smelling, so you may want to dry them
somewhere out of the way.
8. Ribbon up your shapes