Christmas Bakers’ Cookie Hanger

Take a holiday rolling pin, add one of Bonnie’s Christmas Cookies, and you have a fun holiday decoration! Add some 3D fabric paint, and you have a creative mixed media project that takes it up a notch.

By now, I’m sure you have come to the realization that Bonnie’s Christmas Cookies design set is my favorite. This project highlights the star cookie from that set.

Creating the Cookie 

Picture of machine applique'd Christmas star design at Sew Inspired by Bonnie

The cookie, itself, is stitched in the freestanding applique technique. You can find the tutorial on how to create freestanding applique cookies here. Once you create your cookie of choice, assembly is basically the same.

Creating the Hanger


The inspiration was these adorable little wooden rolling pins from Hobby Lobby. I started by tying ends of a 12-inch piece of cording around each handle.

Double knot each tie-off, clip, and add a dot of glue to secure the knot. Glue just the knot to prevent unraveling. It does not need to be glued to the rolling pin.

I glued tiny holly shank buttons to cover the knots. The shanks were cut off before gluing. 

Picture of machine applique'd Christmas cookie star with 3D paint for mixed media at Sew Inspired by Bonnie

Scribbles 3D fabric paint works great if you want to imitate icing on the cookie. I used black for the eyes and mouth, red for the accents on each point, and glitter on the white tips. While the red and black covered stitching, the glitter was semi-transparent, allowing the stitching below to show through. Hopefully, your hand is more steady than mine!

As for hanging, I placed the center of the hanging cord on the back, just below the top tip of the star, glueing the section shown between the white lines along the edge of the star. That left a little loop at the top for hanging.

The cookie and rolling pin hang on a small hook in the kitchen or can be used as a centerpiece for a wreath or even a tree ornament. Make one for each of your fellow cookie makers to commemorate a fun tradition!

Debbie Henry
Sew Inspired by Bonnie

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  • Debbie henry - November 30, 2023

    Thanks for reading, Polly!

  • Polly Jones - November 29, 2023

    That is so cute

  • Jean Schmuhl - November 29, 2023

    Do you have any Valentines mug rugs type thing. Wanting to do for giving hearts day gifes

  • Bonnie Welsh - November 29, 2023

    I wish I could take credit for the idea with this project, but Debbie was the brains behind this cute creation. She’s always coming up with some new twists on the hobby we all love and enjoy. =)

  • Sharon Class - November 29, 2023

    Bonnie, it’s adorable. Thank you❤️

  • Kate Fullerton - November 29, 2023

    Bonnie, such a cute idea. Thank you for sharing

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