Loraine enjoys making crafts and sharing the projects she’s developed. Her crafts include pictured, step-by-step tutorials and templates.
Learn How to Make a Halloween Black Cat Door Hanger
You know that there are all kinds of superstitions attached to a black cat, but this burlap black cat and pumpkin door hanger are nothing but good luck.
This extremely easy-to-make door hanger doesn't take a long time to make, and it really turns out cute. The photos of this project don't do the end product justice. You'll see that when you finish making it.
I stuffed my black cat and pumpkin with plastic bags and sprayed them with sealer so they could be hung outdoors, but if you want an indoor decoration, you could stuff it with polyfill and skip the sealer.
4 Simple Steps for Making a Black Cat Door Hanger
- Cut the Burlap
- Glue the Cat and Pumpkin
- Stuff the Cat and Pumpkin
- Paint and Finish the Cat and Pumpkin Door Hanger
- Burlap (any color because it will be painted over)
- Merged PDF files: Cat Part A, Cat Part B, Pumpkin
- Plastic bags or polyfill (I used plastic Walmart-type bags and cut the bags in strips for stuffing)
- Craft glue (I used Aleene's Tacky Glue)
- Craft paints and brushes
- Thin wire (for hanging the ghost)
- Spray sealer
- Raffia and or ribbon
- Fall leaves or flowers
1. Cut the Burlap
- Fold the burlap so you can cut two pattern pieces at one time.
- Cut out the cat and pumpkin, cutting about 1/4" from the pattern. This is the area that will be glued.
2. Glue the Cat and Pumpkin
- I didn't take a photo of gluing the cat and pumpkin, so I am showing a photo of gluing the witch.
- Gluing the cat and pumpkin are done in the same manner.
- Glue the cat pieces together and the two pumpkin pieces. Glue the edge of one cat piece, leaving an area open for adding stuffing.
- I left an area open at the bottom of the cat and the bottom of the pumpkin.
3. Stuff the Cat and the Pumpkin
- I made these door hangers around the same time, so I forgot to take photos of each step of the projects.
- Stuffing the cat and pumpkin are done in the same manner as used for stuffing the ghost.
- I squeezed the plastic bag together and then cut strips for the stuffing.
- Stuff the cat and pumpkin to a soft stuffing and then glue the open edges shut.
4. Paint and Finish the Cat and Pumpkin Door Hanger
- Now the fun begins. Give the cat and the pumpkin each two coats of paint in the colors you have chosen.
- Let the paint dry between coats.
- Draw or trace the eyes on the cat and the eyes and mouth on the pumpkin.
- Paint with two coats of paint.
- Attach a wire, for hanging, on one ear of the cat and at the inside bottom of the cat's tail.
- Tie a piece of raffia around the cat's neck and add a leaf or flower.
- Tie a piece of raffia around the pumpkin stem and glue in place.
- Add leaves or a flower over the stem.
- If the cat and pumpkin door hanger will be hung outdoors, spray the front and back of the door hanger with two coats of spray sealer.
© 2013 Loraine Brummer
Are Black Cats Really Bad Luck? - or just say "Hi"
poetryman6969 on October 16, 2014:
Some interesting designs.