I told you I’d show you really quickly how I pieced together my Indians. It’s super easy, and even easier if you have a plain tombstone cookie cutter, which I didn’t have. I need to get one of those…
But since I don’t have one, I used these three sets of cutters:
The rectangle set, oval set, and the medium aspic cutter set. I have recently seen the light about the awesome versatility of the basic cutter shapes. Sometimes there just isn’t the “perfect” cutter shape, and you have to do a little doctoring.
So for for each pair of Indians, I cut one oval, one rectangle, and two teardrops.
Cut the oval and the rectangle in half.
Cut a little bit from the teardrop using the oval cutter.
Then put all your pieces together like a puzzle.
Then bake and decorate. I didn’t do a step-by-step tutorial on the decorating, but it was similar to the pilgrims. I used a 1 1/2″ circle cutter as a template for their heads, then drew on the hair, neck, shoulders and feather. I did the faces just like I did on the pilgrims.
I left the feather off of the girl, so if you have a plain tombstone cutter, she would be easy as can be. You could always add more than one feather too. Be creative. :)
I’ve showed you recently the fun things that you can do with plain rectangles and ovals. And I’m working on a top-secret project right now that I’ll post after Christmas that shows even more versatility with one of the basic shapes (can you guess which one?). It’s turning out to be lots of fun! So stay tuned for that…
But in the meantime, you need your own super-duper set of basic shapes. Comment on this post, and one lucky winner (chosen at random) will get the aspic cutters:
and the rectangle cutters:
And the oval cutters:
And the nylon circle cutters:
and the triangle cutters:
And the hexagon cutters:
and the square cutters:
And the blossom cutters:
AND a cool set of heart cutters that I don’t have a picture of because they’re not even in my store yet. But you’ll like them.
That’s a lot of cookie cutters!
Just comment on this post by Friday, November 18 at midnight (wherever you are!), and I’ll choose one winner using Random.org to win all 9 sets of cutters. Please enter only once. Good luck!