Today I’m sharing how to make a black cat pumpkin for Halloween. If you like no carve pumpkin ideas, then you’ll be completely smitten with the face of this little black cat.
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I’m happy to be joining Celebrate The Holiday, which is a new monthly blog hop hosted by Carol of BlueSky at Home. This month we are sharing our ideas for celebrating Halloween, because hey, October will be here before you know it.
If you are stopping by from my friend Angie of Postcards From The Ridge welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I know you will agree, Angie’s hutch Halloween decorations are just darling!
You will find all the links for everyone participating this month at the end of this post. Don’t forget to pin all these festive Halloween creations to your favorite holiday boards.
How To Make A Black Cat Pumpkin
This black cat pumpkin is not scary at all, which makes it perfect for kids of all ages including my grand littles. I think it looks pretty cute as a centerpiece, but you can use it on any table top or even your front porch.
Supplies To Make A Black Cat Pumpkin
- black plastic pumpkin or a pumpkin that is painted black
- white paint pen
- green paint pen
- black Sharpie pen
- chalk stick
If you can’t find a black pumpkin, you might want to makeover an old pumpkin you already have by painting it with black craft paint. You can also paint a fresh pumpkin for this project.
I suggesting sketching out cat faces on paper first, so you can get an idea of what it will look like. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want.
Then using a piece of chalk, lightly draw a cat face on the pumpkin. If you need to erase chalk lines use a soft cloth or tissue.
When making a silly face like mine, don’t worry about trying to making it perfect. Goofy cartoon characters always have one eye a little bigger than the other or ears that are not level. Just have fun with it.
After drawing your chalk face on the pumpkin, use a white paint pen to trace the lines. Then you can fill in small spaces such as the ears, nose, and tongue with the paint pen.
Work in sections so you don’t smear the paint. Use a green paint pen for the eyes.
Optional Ideas For A Black Cat Pumpkin
Since I’m using the black cat pumpkin as a centerpiece I decorated the back too. Spell out Trick or Treat, Happy Halloween or Boo, then add as many details as you wish.
When painting ghost you can use a black Sharpie pen to create dots for the eyes. A black Sharpie pen is also handy if you make any small errors you want to correct. Test it on the bottom of the pumpkin first to see how well it works.
If you want to use a paint pen that is more forgiving try a chalk paint pen instead. That way if you mess up a line, it can be removed easily with a wet paper towel and you can start over.
For a bit of spooky fun how about using glow in the dark paint pens, especially if you want to display your pumpkin on a porch. For more Halloween ideas click on my post BIY Book Page Ghost Garland and Create A Last Minute Halloween Tiered Tray.
To create a centerpiece place your pumpkin on a cake pedestal or a stack of books. Then add leaves, acorns, candles or whatever you have to make it festive.
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Up next on our Halloween Blog Hop is Kelly of The Tattered Pew. I know you don’t want to miss her super cute haunted house silhouette.
Thanks again for stopping by to read my post, How To Make A Black Cat Pumpkin. Be sure to check out the rest of my friends by clicking on the links below.
Carol at Bluesky at Home ~ Festive Halloween Decorations
Kim at Perfecting Places ~ A Cheerful Table Decoration for Halloween
Angie at Postcards from the Ridge ~ Halloween Hutch Decorating Ideas
Michelle at Thistle Key Lane ~ How to Make a Black Cat Pumpkin
Kelly at The Tattered Pew ~ Easy Haunted House Silhouette Craft
Lynn at Living Large in a Small House ~ Easy Neutral Halloween Decor
Leslie at Feet Under My Table ~ Do You Need a Great Fall Popcorn Ball Recipe?
Ann at Dabbling and Decorating ~ How to Make a Halloween Skeleton Centerpiece
Anne and AnnMarie at Simply2Moms ~ Simply Spooky Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Halloween
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