DIY Dog Biscuit Cookie Cutter

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Hi Karen,

I’m in need of a tutorial on how to make homemade dog biscuit cookie cutters. Any ideas?

Shelly the Modhomecteacher

(as seen in Apartment Therapy & Curbly)

Karen Answers:

Hi Shelly!

Thanks for the question!  I’ve never made dog biscuit cookie cutters before.  I think it’s mainly because dog biscuits don’t usually taste very good.  However .. I’m here to help so I gave it some thought and the first thing that came to mind was sheet metal. The kind you would use for autobody repair.  I have a roll of it in my basement (what?? you don’t? … weirdo), and thought it might be the perfect thing to use to form your own cookie cutters.

So hupsha, hupsha quick like a Playboy Bunny running towards a free nipple realignment, ( why are they ALWAYS pointing in different directions … I mean seriously,  how hard is it to put a pair on straight??)  I grabbed my tinsnips and got to work.

As it turns out, I didn’t need tinsnips – I got a little overzealous – I just needed:

Materials:

– A pair of scissors

– A piece of aluminum sheet metal (buy anywhere that has car repair supplies … I got mine at Canadian Tire)

– Duct tape  or Epoxy type glue (JB Weld or quick setting Metal Epoxy)

– A small clamp

The sheet metal I had in the basement was originally purchased as a large roll so I had to cut a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of metal with the scissors.   I made sure it was long enough to form an entire cookie cutter.  This is just  scrap piece to give you an idea:

sheet metal cut into a long strip

Once I had my strip cut I just bent it around a small round dowel into the shape of a dog bone.

Prototype

You can see the metal’s a bit wonky and wiggly because I did this quickly.

Finished Cookie Cutter

You can either just tape the ends together or you can glue and clamp them to be more permanent.  For THIS I looked to one of my favourite handy websites “Glue This to That”.

And there you have it Shelly!  Your very own dog biscuit cookie cutter.  Truth be told, you could use this method to make just about whatever shaped cookie cutter you want.  If you have the materials all ready to go it should take you about 30 minutes.

I don’t know what you need this cookie cutter for, but my hope is it has something to do with a poorly behaved husband.  Because that would be hilarious.   And I happen to like hilarity.

Click here to see what Shelly, the ModHomeEc Teacher did with my advice.


8 Comments

  1. Langela says:

    That’s so funny. I was just thinking of making my own cookie cutter out of scrap metal. I just hadn’t gotten to the point of researching how to glue it yet. Now I don’t have to. Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Hah! Oh Langela! You’re a girl after my own heart. Warning! Scrap metal ain’t cheap if you don’t already own some.

      • Langela says:

        As I was cutting out a pattern for edible baby booties and then cutting out the fondant all by hand, I decided I must make a cookie cutter to use the next time. One of the many things on my to do list.

        • Karen says:

          Edible baby booties? EDIBLE BABY BOOTIES??? I’m guessing there’s people around somewhere that might have a problem with such a practice! 🙂

        • Langela says:

          Most people don’t actually eat them, but it is always nice to make everything on a cake edible. Just in case you need to dress up your edible baby. Because nothing tastes worse than bare edible baby feet! JK!

  2. You are so darn nifty!! I know what I am doing one free weekend…which will be Jan. 2011. JK

    • Karen says:

      I get the time thing. I wouldn’t be making cookie cutters either if I wasn’t being paid to do it! Oh wait … ! I’m not getting paid to do this. Nevermind.

  3. richard dondero says:

    no need to make it just cut your dough with a knife then squish the four edges to shape dogie bone then bake

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