Sharpen Decorative Edge Scissors

By Noreen Doll.

Decorative edge scissors are fun to use, and they leave pretty edges on paper projects.

Crafty Journal - Sharpen Decorative Edge Scissors

A good tip for using the scissors is to not cut quite all the way to the tip when you are cutting. Stop a short distance from the end and then realign the scissors to continue cutting.

Cutting all the way to the end can cause the paper to tear instead of cut.

After you’ve used a pair of decorative edge scissors for a while, they sometimes cut less cleanly.

The best way I’ve found to sharpen them is to cut through folded aluminum foil several times.

Just get a piece of aluminum foil and fold it 3 or 4 times.

Crafty Journal - Sharpen Decorative Edge Scissors

Then cut slices of it off until the decorative edge scissors work well again.

Crafty Journal - Sharpen Decorative Edge Scissors

You can use this idea for regular scissors, too.

The shiny strips of foil you create can be used in crafting.

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Noreen Doll

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  1. Wonderful tip! I have several pairs of scissors that I need to sharpen this way. Thanks for sharing the tip!

  2. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great tip! thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Lopez of Loving Life In Pink

  4. This is awesome! Thanks for the tip and also for your sweet comment on my blog!

  5. We have lots of decorative scissors in the house and it’s frustrating when they don’t cut properly! This is going to help a lot! Thank you for sharing!

    I found your post on the Inspiration Monday Party.

  6. Great tip. I might try this with a punch I have that is getting dull too.
    Visiting today from Sweet Sharing Monday.

  7. Great tip for decorative scissors and punch. Thanks for sharing. Then you have some cute trim for a craft. Happy week

  8. Awesome tip! I have a few of these that could use this idea!!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week

    Cami @
    Sunday Bewitch Me & Titi {Link Party}

  9. Great tip! I was just wondering if this worked for decorative scissors! :)

  10. Wow thanks for that tip. Visiting from handmade tuesday

  11. Wonderful tip…I may even have my Pre-K students cut some foil along with the paper they usually use these scissors on. They would love it.

  12. It’s so frustrating to have all of these great scissors, but not have them working well. Great tip, especially with all of the upcoming holidays paper projects. Thanks.

  13. Very neat. I can’t wait to try!

  14. This is one of may favorite crafting tools. A can’t-live-without!

  15. Wow! This is a great tip – I have several scissors that need this treatment. Thanks for sharing! Catherine

  16. Good tip to know! enJOYed the visit.

  17. Great tip and one I need to do!!! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  18. Thanks for the tip!!

  19. Thank you for reminding me about this neat trick! Some of us over-50s forget stuff. 😉

  20. Great tip! Thank you.

  21. Thanks for the tip. I’m pinning this idea. Dropping in from the T.G.I.F Link Partly! Have a great Weekend.

  22. So simple, yet, how did I not think of this! New follower from the Sunday showcase blog hop!

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  23. This is a brilliant idea! Thank you for linking with my Sunday Sharing Pinterest Party! I hope you will come back this week and share some more great ideas!

  24. What a great idea. I have several pair of deco sissors that are virtually useless! I hope this works! I just popped over from Blog Strut Thursdays, and enjoy your link. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  25. Thanks for this tip! I have scissors here that really needs sharpening.

  26. Hi, Noreen, I have heard about this before but had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder. Your friend, Linda

  27. great tip! and love the fall leaves tip too, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  28. I’ve used foil to sharpen my punches but it never occurred to me to use it to sharpen my decorative scissors. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  29. That’s a great tip, I will have to try it out!! I’d love for you to submit it in my Craft Room Ideas so that I can feature it!! :)


  30. Great idea!!! TFS!! Congratulations on being the most viewed on the Lovely Ladies linky party. That is where I am stopping by from.

  31. great tip! I need to sharpen some of mine. thanks for sharing at the party! Hope to see you again soon & that your having a great week Noreen! I’ll give your tip a shout out!

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