This was a fun Halloween decor piece to create. I'm using two files from Simply Crafty SVGs (listed below) and a few other things to embellish.
Oh, my! I got to HL too early to find one of the items I needed and wanted to use for the tail in the Christmas section (now about 1/2 of the store!) LOL... however, after a quick trip to Joann's I found a pick with feathers for a fluffy cat tail that I think will work. The giant curly chenille stems weren't at the store either in the color I wanted... so the pick will have to work.
For the base:
I used the Halloween Witchy Luminary found here. I created the base using the solid pieces (just copy and paste to get eight of them) I reduced these pieces 25% so the finished size was 75% of the original design. Repeat the process for the panels. You need eight solid panels, also reduced. The luminary base will be flipped and used for the topper. I cut a circle for the bottom of the luminary closing off the bottom of the box.
The cat is cut at 125% and is from the Vintage Halloween Bags. The Orange piece is a solid background shadow of the gray piece of the stacked images. Cut two of each shape. I also created a folded tab to help the piece stand in the base. Cut a slit about 1 inch wide in the bottom of the base (which will become the top) Once you've completed assembly of the cat with the folded tabs glued between the two orange pieces, slide the edge in the slit and glue them to the underside of the base. The cat should stand up without any additional supports. The head will be heavy and I did need to add an additional support. I used a large paper clip and secured it in place.
Make a rosette to go around the cat's neck and cover the shape on the base. 4 patterned paper strips were cut at 1 3/8" x 6". Scored every 1/4" along the long edge. Fold each strip accordian style. I glued the four strips together to form a rosette. Use a glue gun to secure the rosette (the hole is large enough to slip over the head of the cat... you then adjust the fan folds around the head as evenly as possible
Add any other embellishments desired. Glue on the tail using hot glue to secure in place, under a panel in the back.
Thanks for stopping by. Hoping you have some creative time on your calendar this week, if it's not inked in yet, I hope you'll make some time to nurture your creative spirit very soon.