No Halloween Tree is Complete Without DIY Black Cat Ornaments

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.

Adorable DIY Black Cat Halloween Ornaments by Jennifer Perkins

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.

Supplies for making cat ornaments by Jennifer Perkins


  • Black Ornaments
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • 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
Ears for a black cat ornament by Jennifer Perkins

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.

Assembling a DIY cat ornament for Halloween by Jennifer Perkins

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.

Adorable DIY Black Cat Halloween Tree Ornament by Jennifer Perkins

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!

Black Cat Ornament DIY for a Halloween Tree by Jennifer Perkins

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!

Black Cat Ornament DIY for a Halloween Tree by Jennifer Perkins

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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DIY black cat wreath for Halloween by Jennifer Perkins

Black Cat Halloween Wreath – You already have the pipe cleaners on hand.  Why not go ahead and make this adorable black cat wreath I made for DIY Network.

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Frighteningly Fun Halloween Photos – Turn kids into black cats and mom into a witch with the help of some Halloween stickers on the glass portion of a picture frame.  Remove sticker after the 31st!





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