Ebay, A Great Place to Shop for Cookie Cutters

Nothing feels better than a little shopping therapy, especially after a long hard day.  I know the last thing I need is more cookie cutters, but I can’t help myself.  I just love searching for unique shapes like these.

Believe it or not, I found every single one of these lovelies on eBay.  I love stumbling upon unusual cutters that I’ve never seen before.  It’s like a treasure hunt.  I’ve come across tall pumpkins, random shaped hearts, cats that can be owls, and wonky stars… just to name a few.

Here are some of my favorites.

A neato scalloped oval, which is a great size {about 3.5 inches} and has unique zigzaggy scallops that I love.

These tiny star and heart cutters, perfect for itty-bitty accent cookies.

A  handy leaf, which is the one I used for this hibiscus set and a simple snowman, one of my all-time faves.  I’ve used this guy for about a hundred different designs and I could probably think of a hundred more.

I also have this oval cutter, which is a little longer than the first one.  I used these to make my 2012 New Year cookies, which would also work well for a graduation theme {hint, hint}.

And finally, my latest love, this wonky spider web.  I’ve only had this one a few weeks.  Isn’t it cool?  I’ve got ten ideas for it already!

I could go on and on, but I shouldn’t.  Instead, I’ll share a few of my own tips for cutter shopping on eBay:

  • I kind of prefer plastic but there are all kinds of cutters available.  As a matter of fact, there are so many that it can seem overwhelming.  To narrow it down, I suggest very specific searches.  For example, if you’re looking for a skull cutter, type “skull cookie cutter” or “copper skull cutter”.  This will get you a lot closer to the prize than a broad term like “Halloween cookie cutter”.
  • There is a huge price range when it comes to eBay cutters.  If you see one you like but it seems a bit pricey, don’t buy it.  Look around a bit. It could be included in a lot of cutters, which often sells for less than a single.  If you don’t need them all, resell them, or pass them along to friends.
  • Check measurements.  It’s irritating to get uber excited about a cool monkey cutter that turns out to be eight inches across…not that I’ve ever done that or anything.
  • If you have your heart set on that expensive copper cutter, it never hurts to check eBay first.  You may just get lucky!
  • Buy cutters that can be used for many things.

Finding new cookie cutters is almost as exciting as looking for buried treasure and can easily get out of hand.  Just know that if you’re cookie cutter collection looks like this, you’re not alone.  There’s a place for you! Check out The Cookie Cutter Collectors Club.  For just $25 dollars a year, you can join.  They have conventions and everything!!!

My cutter shopping is not just limited to eBay, of course.  I also frequent these fun spots.

PS-Please don’t mention my name to your significant others when the packages start arriving.  You may not be allowed to visit me anymore!