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

Jessica Kim

By Jessica Kim

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Halloween is a great excuse to celebrate cats and decorate your house with Halloween cat decorations. While there are many cute cat Halloween decorations, buying all your decorations can get expensive. Fortunately, you can find all kinds of DIY cat decorations that can help you save on costs. Here are some of our favorite cat Halloween decorations that you can make today.

The 10 DIY Cat Halloween Decorations

1. Pumpkin Black Cat

Spook-tacular DIY Pumpkin Black Cat
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Materials: Artificial pumpkins, black paint, ribbon, pipe cleaners
Tools: Paintbrush, hot glue gun, scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

This easy pumpkin black cat craft is sure to get you a bunch of cute Halloween decorations in no time. All you have to do is coat artificial pumpkins in black paint. Once the paint dries, you can stack two pumpkins and glue them together using a hot glue gun. Then, add pipe cleaner ears and a tail, and wrap the cat’s neckline with a cute bow.

While any artificial pumpkin will do, it’s best to use white artificial pumpkins for easier painting. Acrylic paint will also work best for this project.

2. No-Sew Sock Halloween Cat

DIY Easy No-Sew Sock Halloween Cat
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Materials: Black socks, rice, rubber bands, felt, googly eyes, paint markers, ribbon
Tools: Hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Easy

This no-sew sock Halloween cat craft is an excellent activity to do with young children. It uses a minimal number of supplies, and kids can complete most of the steps on their own. All you have to do is fill a sock with rice. Then, use a rubber band to secure the opening so that the rice doesn’t spill out. Then, use another rubber band to split the sock filled with rice into two sections.

Once you’ve formed the body of the cat, cut ears out of felt and glue them to the head. You can also hide the top rubber band by covering it with a felt hat.

3. Crochet Halloween Kitty Pattern

DIY Halloween Decor – Kitty Bean Pattern
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Materials: Yarn, fiberfill, 6mm safety eyes, white felt
Tools: 3.5mm crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

If you’re familiar with crocheting, this beginner-friendly crochet Halloween cat pattern can help you quickly fill your home with cute Halloween decorations. You can make as many cats as you want and connect them together with yarn to create a garland. This decoration is an excellent choice if you want to get a bunch of Halloween garlands ready in a relatively short amount of time. You can also get extra creative by using different color combinations for the crochet cats.

4. Halloween Cat Craft

DIY Wickedly Fun Halloween Cat Decorations
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Materials: Paper towel rolls, empty tissue boxes, glue, craft paint
Tools: Scissors, white gel pen, paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Easy

This Halloween Cat Craft is another excellent activity for children. It’s also a great way to upcycle paper towel rolls. All you have to do is paint the paper towel rolls and tissue boxes with black paint. Then, use the provided templates to cut out cat heads. Once the paint dries, glue the cat heads to the paper towel rolls. You can add finer details and facial features with a white gel pen.

5. Black Cat String of Lights

DIY black cats and friendly ghosts
Image Credit: CAKIES
Materials: Black construction paper, string of lights
Tools: Scissors, hole puncher
Difficulty Level: Easy

This black cat string of lights is a fast and easy project, and it looks great in any dimmed room or hallway. You can use the cat face template provided in the instructions or cut out your own cat design. Then, use a hole puncher to punch two holes for the eyes. After that, insert the lightbulbs on your string of lights through the eye holes. Just make sure to make some rough measurements so that the distance between the lightbulbs matches the distance between the holes you’ve punched through the cats’ faces.

6. Bixby the Black Cat Wreath

Bixby The Black Cat Halloween Wreath
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Materials: Styrofoam wreath, black ribbon, marabou feather boas, wooden dowels, jewelry wire, black felt, pink felt
Tools: Scissors, wire cutters, hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This Halloween black cat wreath does take some time to make, but it’s still a relatively easy DIY project. You’ll spend most of your time wrapping the wreath with black ribbon and feather boas. Once you get that out of the way, the rest of the steps are relatively quick and easy. All you have to do is measure out four strands of wire to equal lengths and tie them together. Then, glue a cute pink nose at the midpoint of where the wires are gathered. After that, you can use a hot glue gun to glue the wires to the wreath.

7. Deco Mesh Cat Wreath for Halloween

Materials: Wire wreath forms, black deco mesh, Halloween ribbon, pipe cleaners, orange pom pom, craft eyes, zip ties, black felt
Tools: Scissors, hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This deco mesh cat wreath does take a good amount of time to make, but the end result is a large and fluffy cat wreath. So, if you have an open afternoon, it’s worth trying out this craft. You’ll spend most of your time weaving the black deco mesh through the wreath forms and using zip ties to secure everything in place.

Once you have the base of the wreath completed, you can get really creative about adding the cat’s ears and facial features. It’ll also be helpful to use ribbon to tie a bow around the cat’s neck to differentiate its head from the rest of its body.

8. DIY Halloween Cat House

Materials: 3mm wire, blue tape, 36” balloon, newspaper, wood glue, epoxy resin, orange spray paint, black spray paint, orange dye, sisal rope, hot glue, hot water
Tools: Wire cutters, paintbrush, bowls
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This Halloween sisal pumpkin craft is both a cute Halloween decoration and a cozy bed for your cat. It is a bit of a time investment, as it takes several days to complete. However, the end result is an adorable Halloween decoration that your cat will also appreciate.

It’s much easier to do this project with someone else’s help. You might also want to find a string and hook so that you can suspend the frame of the project while you coat it with papier mâché and epoxy resin. This will help with letting the pumpkin dry evenly.

9. Scrap Wood Halloween Black Cat DIY

Scrap Wood Halloween Black Cat DIY
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Materials: 2×4 planks, paint, raffia or twine
Tools: Scroll saw, paintbrush, sandpaper, pen
Difficulty Level: Easy

These easy black cat decorations will quickly fill your home with minimalist Halloween cats. It’s an excellent project to do if you have any leftover wooden planks from another project. All you have to do is saw a triangle off the edge of the wooden plank to create two ears. Then, smooth down the plank with sandpaper. After that, paint the plank black and paint on some eyes. You can also cut multiple planks at varying lengths so that the different heights add more dimension to your arrangement.

10. DIY Halloween Black Cat Bottle Decoration

Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Black Cat Decoration
Image Credit: Gina Tepper
Materials: Glass bottles, Styrofoam ball, stiff felt, craft foam, wood skewers, acrylic paint, spray paint
Tools: Permanent marker, hot glue gun, paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Easy

These Halloween Black Cat Bottle decorations are another creative craft that upcycles empty glass bottles. It’s a relatively easy project, and you’ll spend most of your time painting. It may take about a day to complete because you have to wait for the paint to dry completely. But once the paint dries, you’ll find that all the next steps can be completed quickly. This DIY project even comes with a free template, so you can easily cut out and attach the cat’s features to the bottles.


These DIY cat Halloween decorations are sure to make your home look more festive during the fall season. Many of them are also creative weekend projects and crafts that you can do with your whole family. We hope these ideas have given you the inspiration you need to fill your home with unique cat Halloween decorations.

Featured Image Credit: Firn, Shutterstock

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