Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cookie Cutter Project #2: Scottie Dog Brooch

This is the second of over 30 craft or cooking projects, all using cookie cutters! Every project will use a cookie cutter in one way or another. For most of them I've selected my favorite cookie cutter, the Scottie Dog! I hope you will be able to join in the fun and make some (or all) of the projects. And my desire to inspire you to think like a cookie cutter, making a "cookie" daily in a fast and fun way. Many of the projects are easy enough to do with children, though various precautions should be taken (ie: scissors, pins or hot glue guns).

(Remember, you can click on any photo to enlarge...)



As I mentioned before, I selected my favorite cookie cutter, the Scottie Dog, for this project.  (Here's one I found on Amazon you could use, or search for one here. Mine is from my collection of vintage cutters.)Trace your cookie cutter on a piece of thick white felt.  You can turn the cookie cutter felt cut out in the opposite direction once cut out so that any pencil marks won't show up on the front side. Or, if you want your Scottie Dog (or your shape) facing the other direction once pinned on, just trace on the opposite side of the felt.

Sew on a brooch (or bar) pin to the back. I used 1 3/4" pins, but 1" would work fine, too. These are very inexpensive, I've had a package that I've used for years.  I did an Etsy search in case you need to purchase theses, look here. I used extra strong cotton thread to make sure the pin remains secure. One tip for placement is to actually hold it up to your chest to make sure that it hooks into the pin's clasp at the right angle for wearing the brooch.

I've decided to go all white, so I've poured out some white buttons selecting a pile to begin hot-gluing onto my cutout felt piece. 

You could use a thick craft glue for this as well, or if working with children, but for instant gratification use a hot glue gun!  Clean off any hot glue gun strands.

Pin onto your jacket and take your favorite Scottie Dog everywhere you go!

Another variation I made was the Scottie Dog with two red buttons. 

Follow the above directions, but instead of hot gluing the entire front with white buttons, select two red buttons, sewing them on the front, center of the brooch with white thread.  Glue on a little red "bling" for an eye, or even a mini red button.  Then for the sweet collar cut a piece of red and white baker's string, tying in a small bow on front. This brooch is strong enough to stand on it's on once pinned on, however you could cut out a piece of cardboard the same shape.  Glue the cardboard on first, then glue the brooch clasp pin on with strong craft glue instead of sewing it on.

Have fun making these. Remember, use any of your favorite cookie cutter shapes.  For Valentine's Day use a heart, it's so easy!

Have a blessed day!  ~Heidi

(Linked to Between Naps on the Porch 102nd Metamorphis Monday, and
Get Your Craft On Monday, and Hope Studio's "Teach Me Somthing Tuesday" (wonderful tutorials are linked there---check it out!)


Scrap for Joy said...

I love ANYTHING covered in buttons! So cute Heidi!

The Urban Chic said...

WHat a cute pin that turned out to be. I love buttons and have jars of them and love to play with them. I also love the gingerbread houses. We did the same, only we bought the gingerbread village already baked and I let my son and gc decorate them. 'They had a ball and my kitchen floor was filled with sprinkles and even icing.
Wishing you a Happy and BLessed New Year. Hugs, Pat

bairozan said...

Thank you so much for this post, Heidi! I made a smaller version of the doggy pin for my cousin, who is a great dog lover (has four) for a traditional Bulgarian holiday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martenitsa and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Marta_Day) and it was a hit! Here is a picture https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/anNXMCP0N2eX5ymN-9d0iA?feat=directlink. And even the colors matched the traditional ones! Sincerely, Rosantia