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.

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Here kitty kitty – let’s make some DIY Black Cat Ornaments for Your Halloween Tree

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.

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Halloween Black Cat Ornament Supplies

  • 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

If you don’t have black ornaments you could make extra large black pompoms.  Check out this post with 8 Videos to Teach You How to Make Pompoms.

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Use Christmas Decorations as Halloween Decorations

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.

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Give Your Black Cat Ornaments Some Ears

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.

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Say Meow – Add Some Eyes on Your DIY Black Cat Halloween Ornaments

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!

Be sure to make yourself a matching DIY Black Cat Piñata.

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Decorate Your Halloween Tree With Your New Black Cat Ornaments

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!

Next try making these fun stenciled felt monster ornaments!

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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!

 

Want more Black Cat Fun?  Keep Reading…

Halloween clay planters on a shelf.

Black Cat Planter – I love air dry clay.  This stuff is so fun to play with I get to feel like a sculptor or ceramist without the kiln.  Check out these 3 Halloween clay planters – witch, owl and of course a black cat!

Black cat wreath on a yellow door

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.

Family portrait with Halloween stickers.

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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