Jan 5, 2011

Tutorial - Heart cutter

Happy New Year!

Oh, this period of the year is very very busy in my life! I spent a wonderful holiday with my family. I know you forgive me I neglected my blog so long. I hope I can make it up to you for a tutorial.
I'm the one who don't like if  my tools dictate what I can make. So I make my own tools to produce anything I want. I know there are many mini cutters you can buy, but sometimes you need a different size of them or simply you don't want to pay for them. Now I show you how I make my own heart cutters.


You need: strip of copper sheet (or a piece of tin), any cylindrical thing (this time I used a brush), sciccors or snips and glue. The width of the strip will be a height of your cutter.


Double up the strip and smooth the edge with the brush.


Open apart the strip. Now you have the two wings of the heart.


Bend one of the wing around the brush, then the other wing.


Now you have a symmetrical heart shape.


Cut off the unnecessary part of one wing.


Then fold the other wing onto this short one.


Now you need some glue to fix the overlap. While drying use a tweezer to press together the two parts.


If your heart is too angled or need some correction you can shape it by pressing around the brush.


If you worked well you have a perfect heart cutter.


For a bigger cutter you need a stiffer, thicker material.


I made various sizes of heart cutters, the least is 2.5 mm. These cakes and shortbreads were made by using my own cutters.
Excuse me if my guide is not very clear, but the photos help you understand this tutorial.

15 comments:

cockerina said...

Bozse thanks, your tutorial is very helpful and clear!
kisses, Caterina

M Carmen Casanova said...

Que buen tutorial, gracias. Me ha venido muy bien. Feliz Año Nuevo.

Daisy said...

Thanks,is a great tutorial!

The Old Maid said...

Great turtorial! Have a very Happy New Year!:)

Knotty By Nature said...

OMG! I've been wondering how that is done. Thanks for the great tute!

CLARA said...

Muchas gracias por este tutorial. Una forma perfecta de empezar el año y retomar tu blog. Lo intentaré.
Besos Clara

Kikka said...

Thank you, super fine tutorial!

rosanna said...

Great tut!! it's so clever, thank you very much. Rosanna

Casa de Bonecas by...Marina said...

Thanks for the tutorial! It is fantastic when someone share the knowledge!
Mini-kiss
Marina

TINK-SONIA said...

Thanks Bözse to share this tutto,I love it! Miniregards.

A Little More Minis said...

Great tutorial! :)
Thanks for sharing.

Warmest wishes, Jollie

Natalie Martin said...

:o XD Thankyoouu

Natalie

Susanne said...

Thanks so much, Bösze, and I wish you a happy new year!
Love, Susanne

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Gracias por el tutorial, quedan unas tartas perfectas.
Feliz Año Nuevo.
Un beso

Rosa

Sophia Harris said...

Thank you, tutorial is great. Is there a particular brand of glue that you use for metal?