One of my favorite things about decorating a tree for Halloween is that it gives me an excuse to create a big batch of DIY ornaments. I mean who are we kidding, it’s not like I really need an excuse to do anything that involves Halloween crafts. Either way when I decorated this tree with bright green vintage witches I knew she needed a pet DIY Black Cat Ornament.
Really what’s a witch without her cat? It’s like Dracula without fangs, Frankenstein without bolts or – ok you get the picture. I think it was my job as a red blooded Halloween loving American to make these witches some pet cats so that is exactly what I did. In perfect Jennifer Perkins fashion these babies are quick and kitschy. Just the way I like my crafts.
- Black Ornaments
- Black Pipe Cleaners
- Permanent Marker
- Stiffened Black Craft Felt
- Orange Sticky Back Craft Foam
- White Sticky Back Craft Foam
- Pink Pompom
- Googley Eyes
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
When it comes to Halloween ornaments there is no reason to re-invent the wheel. In other words a lot of times I start with a Christmas ornament and embellish it. Remember my Witchy Woman ornaments – they started out as green glass balls. So there is your pro-tip of the week, use your Christmas decorations for Halloween when you can.
I started by cutting two triangles of black felt for ears. I attached two smaller orange triangles to the center then glued them to the top of my ornament. Next I trimmed 6 short pieces of black pipe cleaner and glued them to the front of the ornament. Using a small piece of white craft foam I made a muzzle for my cat. I know, I know witches cats are totally black, but not these cats. Get over it.
The Devil is in the details as they say. Add cute green googley eyes, pink pompom noses – it’s your Halloween cat get crazy! Maybe your Halloween cat is not even black. BOOM – mind blown!
Hang a slew of these bad boys all over your Halloween tree and you are good to go! Next year I need to make a batch of cauldrons and brooms to match!
So whatcha think? Have you jumped on the Halloween tree band wagon yet? I’m just wondering how I can transition my Halloween forest into Christmas so I don’t have to haul them all back up in the attic at the end of the month!
***Please note this was originally a sponsored post on another website. All opinions are my own.***
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