DIY black cat ornaments

DIY black cat ornaments for a candy corn tree by Jennifer Perkins

All week I have been sharing DIY Halloween ornaments. So far, we’ve talked monsters and doll stew. Today, let’s show the cute side of creepy with some kitties. This Halloween, I decided to give my beloved Candy Corn Tree the witch treatment, and no witch is complete without her black cat.

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Small black Halloween tree

Small black Halloween tree with DIY doll parts by Jennifer Perkins

These my friends, may be the creepiest Halloween ornaments I have ever made—and I’ve made A LOT of Halloween ornaments in my day. When I had the crafty idea to join together my box of vintage doll parts and some old children’s pots and pans, I knew I was onto something. Remember, if you can’t find what you are looking for at the store, you can always make it yourself. Needless to say, they don’t have doll part stew ornaments at the store.

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DIY felt monster ornaments for a purple Halloween tree by Jennifer Perkins

DIY Felt Ornaments by Jennifer Perkins

Finding the perfect Halloween ornaments can be tricky business. Especially if you do Halloween like I do Halloween. Sure, orange and black are swell, but let us not forget the awesomeness of hot pink werewolves and lime green mummies! Especially when you pair them with a purple Halloween tree.

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Decorate a black Christmas tree this Halloween to show support for the #tealpumpkinproject with Jennifer Perkins for Treetopia

Halloween can be tough for the 4 million children affected by food allergies. Trick-or-treating means giving up majority of your candy because it may be full of peanuts, milk, or soy. The Teal Pumpkin Project was started in 2014 by F.A.R.E.. Teal pumpkins on doorsteps (or in black Halloween trees) let kids and parents know that this house is giving out something other than candy. As a parent of a child with a peanut allergy, this cause and these teal pumpkins are near and dear to my heart. This Halloween, consider stocking up on temporary tattoos, pencils, stickers, and a teal pumpkin. If you want to take it a step further like I did, decorate an entire Halloween tree to show your support.

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