Friday, March 17, 2017

Ornament Review: Cookie Cutter Leprechaun - Cookie Cutter Through the Year #2 - 2017 Hallmark Ornament



Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Perfect shape and very fun scene
Cons: This ornament is lucky enough to have no cons
The Bottom Line:
Irish ornament
Looks great and plenty of fun
No luck required




The Luck of the Irish is with this Cookie Cutter

When you are designing a cookie cutters for holidays, many shapes are obvious.  For example, what else would you do for St. Patrick’s Day than a shamrock design?  That’s exactly the route that Nina Aube took for Cookie Cutter Leprechaun, and the result is a winner.

Each ornament in this Cookie Cutter Through the Year series focuses on a holiday or fun event from the first half of the year.  This ornament features a bronze colored shamrock cookie cutter.  But the fun of the ornament is what is inside.  That’s where we find a scene depicting our mouse friend dressed in a green leprechaun outfit sliding down a rainbow to find the gold at the end.  There’s a grassy hill behind him, and that includes a couple of four leaf clovers.  You can just make out the sun peeking out from behind the hill in the perfectly blue sky.

One element I love about this and the mother series (Cookie Cutter Christmas) is the way candy is used in the series.  In this case, the only evidence of candy I see is the gold.  They sure look like gold foil covered chocolate coins to me.  Yum!

But that’s not to suggest I don’t like this ornament.  I really love it, in fact.  It helps that I love green, and there is a lot of it here.  The mouse’s hat and the rainbow are both covered in glitter, so they sparkle, which adds to the fun.

The stem of the ornament almost provides enough of a base to allow you to set the ornament out to be displayed.  Almost.  It’s not stable enough to stay standing if there is any bump or bounce nearby, so I don’t recommend actually displaying it this way.

However, we are still in luck because this ornament hangs straight.  That’s not too much of a surprise given the balanced nature of the shamrock shape.

And yes, you’ll find a 2 in a Christmas tree on the back of the cookie cutter since this is the second in the planned six piece series.  I do wish they’d come up with some other shape for these year round pieces, but that’s obviously not going to happen.

This series is so creative and fun, you’ll definitely want to add it to your collection.  Cookie Cutter Leprechaun will be perfect to display every March for years to come.

Original Price: $15.95

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