Halloween Wood Block Cats

A quick project that uses scrap wood

I have been trying to do crafts with the kids to decorate our house. Canyon is totally obsessed with houses and loves Halloween, so we made some Halloween Wood Block houses (you can find that post here) and after my husband cut the wood for the houses we had a bunch of leftover 2″ x 4″ pieces and little tiny triangles.

When I was cleaning up the garage I had noticed the little triangle pieces looked a lot like they could be cat ears. I had seen a pin from¬†Everyday Mom Ideas of a wooden black cat family and thought I could glue the triangle pieces onto the leftover 2″ x4″ pieces and make some black cats like she did.


I am only sharing what I did differently than the original post from Everyday Mom’s Wood Block Cat Project if you want to make some of your own and incorporate the knitted scarves, please check out Everyday Mom’s Wooden Cat Family Post by clicking the link

Easy DIY Halloween, Fall decoration Black Cat Wooden Block trio. Decoration and link to Craft Tutorial from Everyday Mom IdeasHere are my little cats, I did 3 sizes, and just based the size off of 1. the space I was going to display them and 2. the scrap wood that I had. I used an acrylic craft paint for the body and eyes, I also sanded the sides to give it a rustic farmhouse look.


I knit the scarves for each of my cats, I used worsted weight (medium size 4) yarn and knit using a size 7 needle. I did 2 styles, one where the scarves were a bit twisted looking and one where the scarf came out flat.
Easy DIY Halloween Cats with Scarves, Fall decoration Black Cat Wooden Block trio. Decoration and link to Craft Tutorial from Everyday Mom Ideas
To knit these scarves:

Worsted Weight (medium size 4) Yarn

Size US 7 straight knitting needles

Straight Edge (Purple Scarf)

Cast on 4 stitches

All Rows: Slip the first stitch with the yarn in FRONT, knit all other stitches.

Repeat this row until scarf measures 12″ – 13″ in length.

Twisted (Green & Orange Scarves)

All Rows: Slip the first stitch with the yarn in BACK, knit all other stitches.

Repeat this row until scarf measures 12″ – 13″ in length.

Easy DIY Halloween Cats with Scarves, Fall decoration Black Cat Wooden Block trio. Decoration and link to Craft Tutorial from Everyday Mom Ideas


Once you have your scarves knitted you simply tie them onto your finished cats. Remember if you are wanting the full tutorial on how to make these cats, please visit Everyday Mom Ideas Wooden Cat Family Post

If knitting isn’t your think and you are wanting to make cats like these, you can also use rafia ribbon or another type of ribbon and tie around the block, this is what Everyday Mom Ideas does in her post and it is really cute, you can also use googly eyes instead of painting the eyes on.
Easy DIY Halloween, Fall decoration Black Cat Wooden Block trio. Decoration and link to Craft Tutorial from Everyday Mom Ideas

I had planned on keeping my cats up through Thanksgiving, but my son Canyon is a bit obsessed with them and has all ready taken them and put them up in different places in the house. The coffee table seems to be the spot where he thinks the cats belong.Easy DIY Halloween, Fall decoration Black Cat Wooden Block trio. Decoration and link to Craft Tutorial from Everyday Mom Ideas

After I had made the blocks I moved them onto the back porch to sand while Canyon and Hudson were playing, Canyon took 2 of the cats without me knowing and hid them in his birdhouse. He at some point decided that the cats were his, and I ended up having to wait until he went inside to get the cats back so I could finish sanding them. I wasn’t sure how he was going to feel the next day when he found out I painted the cats black. He didn’t seem to mind that they were painted black but he did not like the scarves and immediately took them off.

 


Easy DIY Halloween, Fall decoration Black Cat Wooden Block trio. Decoration and link to Craft Tutorial from Everyday Mom Ideas


Easy DIY Halloween, Fall decoration Black Cat Wooden Block trio. Decoration and link to Craft Tutorial from Everyday Mom Ideas

If you want to make these yourself you will need the following items:

White Craft Paint
Black Craft Paint
Google Eyes
Sandpaper
Jig Saw
Paint Brush
Glue Gun/Glue Sticks

For Yarn Scarves you will need:

Worsted Weight Yarn

Knitting Needles

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