Halloween is one of the best times of the year, don’t you think? I love classic, easy Halloween decorations, and I’ve combined two of my favorites for this craft – pumpkins and black cats!
I created some cute and easy Halloween decorations after being inspired by the colorful vintage pumpkin and black cat faces. This craft is very inexpensive to create, too, which is always a plus.
Here are the easy directions to create your own set!
Pumpkin & Black Cat Easy Halloween Decorations Supplies:
- Darice paper mache ball ornaments
- Craft paint in black, orange, white, and yellow
- Glue gun
- Black smooth cardstock
- Gourd stem or a small stick
Cut or pull off the gold loop on the paper mache ball ornaments. You will not need them. Paint each ball the base color that you desire with a medium-sized paintbrush. Orange for the pumpkins and black for the black cats. Let the paint dry completely.
Look up pictures of vintage black cats and pumpkin faces to give you ideas of what the faces should look like (if you are going for the vintage look like I did). Paint one color at a time, making sure to let the paint dry completely between each color. Using a small paintbrush will help with creating the small details.
When the pumpkin faces are finished, you can add a stem at the top to make them look more realistic. I had a small gourd that had a big long curly stem, so I cut some pieces off of the stem and hot glued them to the tops of the pumpkin balls.
For the black cats’ ears, I cut two identical triangles out of black paper. I folded down the end and cut a little bit off the end of each folded piece to help the ears lie flat. I put a little hot glue on the folded part and then placed them on the top of the cat. The ears are the finishing touch to these cute and easy Halloween decorations!
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Laura is a wife, mom of four, and the owner and creator of Make Life Lovely, a creative blog filled with creative craft tutorials, DIY projects, party tips, holiday ideas, home decor, and more. A former elementary school teacher, Laura loves getting crafty, planning parties, going on adventures with her family, and eating frozen yogurt.