I read on one of the descriptions that a person was making her own aluminum cookie cutters....how do you do that???
I don't know who posted the thread you are referring to but my husband uses thin small strips of brass and shapes whatever I need and then welds it together. He makes gumpaste cutters for me. HTH
I found this in the Articles section here on CC:
My husband made me two based on the instructions found here on CC. Maybe he bought too heavy of a guage of aluminum, but I don't think I will get him to do another. It was a serious PITA. And he had to buy a bulk amount of aluminum...plus the snips, etc. Ended up with two $40 cookie cutters!
I opened the link. Thank you sooo much! It seems tedious, but great for flowers or shapes you would use more often than others.
I know this isn't necessarily the professional way to do it, but I made my own cookie cutter for some cookies I did a while ago. I bought a very large cookie cutter, I think it was a huge pumpkin. I cut it open, flattened it out and then rebent it into the shape I wanted. I actually used an epoxy to seal the end. Mine didn't have many details, but I think it would work either way.
There is also a kit you can buy--sugar craft maybe. (about 30$) I have it and it works pretty well. I've made about 10 or 12 cutters with it and they work fine. It comes with aluminum strips a board some tools for shaping and crimping and an adhesive.
I also make mine from large inexpensive cutters. I dont open mine up though so no need to reseal.I print out whatever clip art I need, unbend the cutter from its original shape into a circle, lay it on top of the printout and using a pair of craft pliers bend it into the new shape. Thats how I made my "cars", hibiscus, and key cookie cutters. It cost $1.25 and some patience and maybe 30min.