So I said was going to get another post up last Friday. Not the one that just passed yesterday— the one a full week before that. Then I had sick kids, I was sick, and you combine that with time flying at break-neck speed, and here we are. Life happens. Sorry about that.
But hey, let’s not look back. Let’s look forward! I have some Halloween ovals to show you! I really should have shown you the ovals first and then ended with the rectangles, because I really liked the rectangles better, which sorta makes this anti-climatic, but such is life.
So we have a set of oval cookie cutters.
Half are plain-edge, and half are crimped edge. I used the plain edge for these cookies.
First are some Halloween treat buckets.
Had a little bleeding on the handle on the one on the left, because I was lacking patience. If you don’t want bleeding, you must wait. Don’t put a dark color on a wet lighter color. Wait. Patience! (Yoda voice)
Next, some plain pumpkins.
These are easy. Just draw an oval in the center that is about three-quarters of the height of the pumpkin. Then add ridges heading outward and slightly upward. Does that make sense? Then add a stem and maybe a leaf. You can have pumpkins in all kinds of sizes. Who needs pumpkin cookie cutters?
Next, I tried just a bunch of candy.
It looks too stark to me. Maybe more candy?
Remember in my rectangle post, I made some monster faces? Frankenstein, Mummy, Dracula, and a Skull and Crossbones. Here are their oval counterparts:
Here are the rectangles and ovals together, just for comparison’s sake.
Definitely like the rectangles better, but the ovals are cute in their own way.
These next guys were my favorite, and they were also the most simple. I wanted something really easy for the smallest ovals, so I decided on spiders.
I loved doing them. They took about 10 seconds and added a lot to the plate of cookies.
And my other favorites were equally easy. Candy corn!
What? You say these aren’t ovals? Well, you would be right. But all I did was cut a sliver off of each side of the oval (at an angle) to make cone shapes. I loved that it worked, because now I can make any size of candy corn. The smallest were almost the same size as real candy corn. Cute.
Here’s a platter of the ovals:
I have a handful of sets of oval cookie cutters to give away. I’m probably not going to get them to the winners by Halloween, but the good news is that the uses for oval cutters is ENDLESS. You can use them all year long, and then when next Halloween gets here (in the approximately 2 seconds that will take), you’ll have them to make all the pumpkins, candy corns, spiders, or monster faces you want.
Comment on this post by Wednesday, October 26, midnight, and you’ll be entered to win a set of your own. I’ll choose 5 winners using Random.org. Please enter only once.
Thanks for reading! Good luck this week getting all of your Halloween preparations together. I have 4 little costumes to figure out this week. Do you have a lot to do before Halloween?