Black Phillip Cookies

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like goat cookies from a movie about witches, am I right? Last week while in Target I stumbled upon this goat cookie cutter. It’s part of their new Hearth & Home line, and because of the color immediately brought to mind Black Phillip from the movie The VVitch.
We have a friend who really loves this movie, and he has a black Christmas tree, so goat cookies from a movie about witches is actually a perfect Christmas gift for him, and maybe someone you know too?

The cookies are simply a dark chocolate cut out cookie. Now you could add sprinkles or dip the tops into chocolate, but I found if you use a high quality chocolate power you won’t need anything on top. I used the recipe found here. Only I used flour to cut them out and the flour wasn’t noticeable after baking.
I created Black Phillip gift toppers which you can print out below:
Black Phillip Tags
Package up some cookies in a clear bag with a topper, tie on a goat cookie cutter and there you go!
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Gourd Guy Jars DIY


Its that time of the year when the Summer is ending, and Halloween seems just around the corner. I start seeing the fall items appear in stores and immediately want to start making Halloween decorations. For the past two years I have made “gourd guys” with the faux pumpkins and gourds you can find at any craft stores. First I turned them into ornaments and a topper for my Halloween tree. Then last year year I used them to create a wreath. This year I still had the urge to paint their little faces but wanted to create something new.

You’ll need:
-faux gourds and pumpkins, these come in all kinds of sizes and you just want to pick something that matches up with the size of your jars
-floral picks with red berries for noses, these are found in the floral section of most craft shops and come in all sorts of sizes. Round balls or some times longer oval shaped berries.
-acrylic paint and brushes
-glue, I used a hot glue gun
-glass jars and corks that fit into them
-sharp x-acto knife for cutting into bottom of pumpkins
Follow my tutorial for painting the pumpkins faces found here.
Trace the top of the cork onto bottom of your pumpkin or gourd, and use x-acto blade to carefully cut away a space for the cork.
Use hot glue and hold cork in place while it dries. Thats it! Its very easy!
You can make tiny jars, or bigger jars which I think would make fun gifts filled with candy. You can fill your jars with sweets, colored water for potions, or even something like bobby pins, q-tips, etc and display them in the bathroom to bring some Halloween decor to other rooms in your home. If you choose to make some and post it on social media please consider using the hashtag #gourdguys so I can find it.