So I jumped at the chance to test out some sample cookie molds from House on the Hill, an Illinois-based company that sells reproductions of the antique springerle cookie molds, some dating back to the 1600s.
Instead of making cookies, I used non-toxic, paper clay modeling material to create holiday ornaments to decorate a $3.99 wreath. While most of my project tutorials offer readers dirt cheap DIY ideas, every now and then I like to splurge a bit when I come across something cool. The cookie molds I used for this project retail for $24 to $54 each, so this requires a bit of an investment on the front end. The thing that makes it worth it is that you can use the molds for crafting and baking. And you can start with just one mold and add a new one each year if you want to start a new Halloween family tradition.
Note: An inexpensive alternative to this project would be to cut out paper clay ornaments using Halloween cookie cutters. This option isn’t as exciting to me, but it will work.
Okay, so let’s make some paper clay Halloween ornaments.