Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter From Tin Can




This Instructable will tell you how to make a heart shaped cookie cutter out of a tin can. The techniques shown here can be used to make any kind of shaped cookie cutter.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

You will need:

- tin can (I used a Del Monte fruit cup can)
- fine tip marker
- block of wood the desired height of your cutter
- can opener
- tin snips
- square
- pipe section (size depends on what shape you are making)

Step 2: Cut

Mark the desired cookie cutter depth on your tin can. Resting your pen on a block, while rotating the can, will give you a straight line.

Remove the bottom of the can with a can opener. This will leave a nice safe edge- this is the part of the cookie cutter that you will press down on with your hand.

Use tin snips to cut along the cut line that you have marked. This is the edge that will do the cutting.

Smooth any sharp edges with a file or sand paper.

Step 3: Shape

Use a square to bend the metal perpendicular to the edge to form the "V" of the heart.

Use a piece of pipe to form the curves of the heart.




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    8 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent! Thank you! Especially for the line drawing idea!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very Nice! I've made cookie cutters from cans a few times, but was never satisfied with the results. I"ll use your methods and see if I can tackle making a Christmas light bulb.


    4 years ago

    I am going to be making all sorts of cookie cutters, now! I can never find the right shape when I need to. Excellent Instructable!

    Blue Hawaii

    4 years ago

    Nice instructable. I wish that I would have seen this yesterday before I posted my instructable. I would have used your idea instead of my penguin. Thanks for this.

    Uncle Kudzu

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Good Stuff! I like the cookie cutter, and the instructable is excellent.