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DIY – Halloween Cat Ears – Easy 5 Minute Craft

Halloween Cat EarsDIY – Halloween Cat Ears! Need a quick fix for a cute cat costume? Here’s a FREE Template for some printable cat ears…

Originally I was going to make these a week or more ago with black fur, but both major fabric outlets on the Gold Coast had SOLD OUT of black fur (that wasn’t $90 a metre!) way before Halloween. So, Plan B…

You can easily make these Halloween Cat Ears with just a couple of ordinary BOBBY PINS 🙂 They are more ‘positionable’ on your head than a headband. For me, I also prefer to a headband because as a sometimes glasses wearer, there is too much going on behind the ears 😉 with a headband.

You will need:

  • 2 x Bobby Pins
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

Halloween Cat Ears Tutorial1. Gather your supplies and Print the Template

2. Trim the Halloween Cat Ears with scissors

3. Fold gently in half

4. Slide the bobby pin into position

5. Use a small amount of glue to seal

6. Halloween Cat Ears ready for positioning!

Halloween Cat EarsHalloween Cat EarsThey are actually quite sturdy and hold in position well. For a last minute costume, I think they are pretty cute and very inexpensive to make 🙂

Claire

DIY – How to Make a Halloween Black Cat Necklace

diy halloween black cat necklace adorablestDIY – How to Make a Halloween Black Cat Necklace just in time for Halloween! Easy tutorial and with this how-to, one of the supplies is from your local hardware – plumbing section! If you’re in Australia, go to the Bunnings website and search for “fibre washer”. If you’re in the U.S, the spelling is “fiber washer”.

You will need:

  • Fibre Washer. I used 28mm.
  • Iron on Mend Patches in Black.
  • Black Necklace.
  • A couple of black jump rings.

How to:

diy halloween black cat necklace tutorial stepsGather your supplies. Cut your Mend patch into a diamond shape (pic 1)

Fold the diamond around the washer (with the glue sides together)

Iron gently! Watch your fingers with this deli-cat work … 🙂

Poke through the ‘ear’ with the jump ring. A pin can help to start the hole.

Attach your necklace and you have …diy halloween black cat necklace tutorial adorablestA minimalist Halloween Black Cat Necklace. My washer actually started out as a red one – I painted it with acrylic paint – it absorbs and holds it really well. I’m wondering whether to ‘glitter’ the ears too. I don’t have any black glitter at the moment, so next time I’m out shopping, I’ll check it out. What do you think, glitter or no glitter ears?

Claire

DIY – Halloween Bat Earrings

diy halloween bat button earrings tutorialDIY – How to Make Halloween Bat Earrings using buttons. Easy craft with tutorial steps … Get ready for Halloween!

A few years ago, I had another Etsy shop. I made necklaces, brooches, rings and earrings. A few of the earrings I sold were actually made from buttons. They were pretty popular (I had nearly 1200 sales in the shop). Buttons are great to use as there is a lot of choice of designs and many are just the right size for earrings too.

I’ve since moved on from selling these accessories on Etsy, but I still like to make them and I thought I’d show you just how easy it is to make earrings from buttons. Here’s a quick DIY on How to Make Halloween Bat Earrings.

You will need:

  • Bat Buttons. Mine are from my Etsy days.
  • E-6000 Glue. A little is strong – what you need.
  • Earring Findings. My preference is for 6mm surgical steel.
  • Snips. Anything strong enough to cut the ‘loops’ off buttons.
  • Exacto Knife / Scalpel. Helps to clean the excess from the ‘loops’.

How to:

diy halloween bat earrings from buttons tutorialGather your buttons. Choose ones suitably sized for the ears.

Snip the loops off the back. Depending on the plastic, some are easier than others.

If the buttons are in two parts, be sure to glue between the pieces for strength.

Glue on your earring backs and let dry for at least 24 hours before using.

Easy! There’s lots of variety in novelty buttons, for every occasion, so you can make many more!

diy halloween bat earrings craft

Claire

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