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11 DIY Cat Halloween Decorations You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Written by: Cassidy Sutton

Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Nicole Cosgrove

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11 DIY Cat Halloween Decorations You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Nothing ushers in the spooky season more than black cat decorations. But let’s face it, decorations are expensive. Why not save some bucks and DIY your Halloween decorations this year? That way, you can have a fully decked-out Halloween home without breaking your budget.

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The 11 DIY Cat Halloween Decorations

1. Cheap and Easy Glass Bottle Black Cat Decoration

DIY Halloween Black Cat Decoration
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Materials: Empty glass bottles, 3.8” smooth Styrofoam ball, stiff black felt, thin white craft foam, green and blue glitter craft foam, wood skewer, black acrylic paint, black spray paint, permanent black marker, hot glue, free cat pattern provided
Tools: Hot glue gun, paintbrush or sponge, scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

If you enjoy a bottle of beer or wine, this project is for you. No need to throw away those empty wine and beer bottles anymore. Now, you can turn them into adorable cat Halloween decorations. This project is super simple, only requiring a few cheap crafts and tools you may already have on hand.

2. DIY Black Cat Wood Cutout

Image Credit: Jen Woodhouse
Materials: (1) 2’ x 4’ MDF or plywood (any thickness), black acrylic paint
Tools: Quilting ruler or yardstick, pencil, jigsaw, sander, paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Don’t be intimidated by this project if you’ve never worked with wood. The project is easier than it seems and results in a department store-quality decor piece. If you don’t have a jigsaw, you’ll have to spend a little money on this project, but they come in handy for future DIY crafts.

3. Wickedly Fun Toilet Paper Roll Cat Decor

DIY Wickedly Fun Halloween Cat Decorations
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Materials: Toilet paper rolls, tissue box, glue
Tools: Scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

Don’t throw away your toilet paper rolls! Save them for DIY projects. These fun Halloween cats can sit on any bookshelf or serve as a fun centerpiece. And the best part? They barely require any supplies.

4. DIY Halloween Cat House

DIY Halloween Cat House
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Materials: 3mm wire, blue tape, 36” balloon, newspaper and paper bags, wood glue, total boat resin, orange and black spray paint, orange dye, ⅜” sisal rope, hot glue, hot water
Tools: Wire cutters, pliers, snips, hot glue gun, scissors, sharpie
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Looking for a challenge? This DIY project fits the bill. You can kill two birds with one stone by creating a scary Halloween piece that doubles as a cat bed.

5. Wooden Halloween Black Cats

DIY Black Cat Halloween Decorations
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Materials: 2 x 4 board, black paint, googly eyes, hot glue, raffia
Tools: Hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Easy

These black wooden cats are more cute than scary, but they’re very simple to make and can be done in under 30 minutes. You don’t even need any tools except a hot glue gun.

6. Halloween Cat Pail

DIY Vintage Halloween Cat Pail
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Materials: Matte black spray paint, matte acrylic paint
Tools: Paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Easy

This simple DIY project is nothing short of scary. With just a paintbrush, some paint, and a simple Halloween pail, trick or treating is about to be serious business.

7. Retro Wooden Cat Decoration

DIY Halloween Cat Decoration
Image Credit: Saws on Skates
Materials: Wood (see plan), 1-½” wooden toy wheels, wood glue, #8 1-¼” wood screws, craft paint, white chalk paint, charcoal chalk paint, manilla folder (optional), spray adhesive (optional)
Tools: Paintbrush, tape measure, drill, miter saw, scroll saw, scissors
Difficulty Level: Moderate

The hardest part of this project isn’t the cutting—it’s the sanding. Still, it’s fairly simple and gives you a cute, homemade Halloween decoration to keep for yourself or to hand out as a gift.

8. Ombre Cats Halloween Decor

DIY Halloween Decor - Ombre Cats
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Materials: 5.5” x 12” pallet board, (3) wood cat cutouts, black acrylic paint, white acrylic paint, hot glue
Tools: Paintbrush, hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Easy

If you’d rather glue stuff together and be done, this project is for you. All you need is some wood, cute cat cutouts, and paint. You’ll have a new Halloween decoration in no time!

9. Easy DIY Black Cat Paper Luminarie

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Materials: Black cardstock paper or construction paper, colorful tissue paper
Tools: Pencil, scissors, ruler, glue, LED lights
Difficulty Level: Easy

Add a creepy glow to your Halloween night with this DIY project. Who knew you could create such a scary essence with cardstock and tissue paper?

10. Black Cat Halloween Wreath

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Materials: Wire wreath, purple deco mesh, black cat shapes, black craft paint, dragonfly glaze, adhesive gems, rhinestones, hot glue
Tools: Paintbrush, hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Easy

This project is for those who can’t get enough wreaths. Decorate your front door or walkway with this adorable cat Halloween wreath. Glue it all together then hang it up for all to see. It’s really that easy!

11. Black Cat Halloween Centerpiece

Materials: Tinsel-decorated cat decor, #6 black yarn, witch hat pick, white craft paint, purple glitter, black ribbon, purple bows, (1) wooden round, (1) bag crafters Spanish moss; small decorative bats, spiders, and pumpkins; additional crafts of your choice
Tools: Paintbrush or sponge, hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Easy

This project will take some pulling apart and putting it back together, but that’s what makes it so fun. With the power of hot glue, you can turn an okay-looking Halloween decoration into something one of a kind.

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What makes DIY projects so fun? You can turn something into whatever you want and save a few bucks while you’re doing it. Give your wallet a rest this Halloween season and try some fun cat Halloween DIY projects.

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