Did someone say pumpkin cookies? Last week I saw these adorable Jack-o-lantern cookies but little did I know that they were FAUX! Oh yes, friends, they were faux! Instantly I thought where can I get these cookies? I searched for a little and found they are quite expensive to purchase, at least for as many as I would need. There went my mind again on a DIY. Without any instructions or formula for color, I started to gather materials and said let’s do this!
The best part about making them myself is that I could add my very own flare to them! Here is what I picked up at the store to start the trial and error process on making these pumpkin cookies.
Let’s Make Them!
Being honest here friends! I did a few tries before I got what I consider the easier way of making these, at least for me!
8. This step is for the Jack-O-Lantern cookie or if you are like me I tried it on just the plain pumpkin cookies too! I took the two pieces of the Jack-O-Lantern cookie and put them together once they were painted. Then I took the butterknife and made little lines around the edge of the cookie to press it together and give it a stitched look. You can do this with any cookie without adding another layer. See here
9. Time to bake! Make sure you follow what the clay packaging says for baking time.
10. Pull them out and let them cool
11. Once the cookies are cooled down, it is time for you to see why the clay needed some texture in the paint. You will take your antique wax and brush it all over the cookie. Wipe it away with a paper towel below drying. This will leave the wax in the grit of the paint and give it that cookie look.
12. Finally, finish the pumpkin cookies up with the sealing of satin acrylic spray paint.
Now friends you can style these anywhere in your home that you want to give a fresh baked cookie look. The best part, is they never go bad! These are going to be so much fun to have this fall season. I can not want to see just where they end up. Creating fun DIY projects that can save us some money is something I love diving into too. I hope this helps you create your very own faux seasonal cookies friends! If you want to see where all they end up follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and TikToK for daily styling and more DIYs. More fall looks here for seasonal inspiration. Thank you for stopping by the blog today and every day!