Monday, 19 October 2020

**RERUN** Creepy Crafting With Cats ~ Part X ~ Catnip Pumpkin Toys and The Spooky Haunted House Photo Set

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Today we're rerunning 2018's Halloween Crafting with Cats post, so mew can get a headstart on all the spooky stuff and ghostly goings-on.

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Thanks for joining for us for Part X of our Crafting with Cats segment. Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff for feline enrichment, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too. 

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, stop by the Crafting with Cats Page and see all our previous projects, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them. Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew.

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**A quick note before we begin**

All Crafting with Cats ideas and creations are of our own design.

Copyright ©BionicBasil® 

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This time we made some spooktacular catnip pumpkins, and of course we needed a pawesome Spooky Haunted House backdrop for them!

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But before we dive in and show mew how we made it, we have to say

**This is a photo stage set** 

It is NOT an effuryday playhouse for cats, and we wouldn't effur leave any kitties unattended with it, just in case they got a little too excited offur all the fun things.


What We Used:

Catnip Pumpkins

Felt squares - we used orange, yellow, green and brown 

Embroidery Thread and Needle

Stuffing/Wadding

and lots of homegrown BB HQ catnip and catmint


For The House

A large cardboard box - we used an amazon pantry box as they're supurr sturdy

Non-toxic paint

Non-toxic glue

Paint brushes


House Decor

Spooky accessories - this is what we used:

We got a wicked selection of spooky items from our local B & M Store:

Mini Pumpkin Lights [battery opurrated] ~ A Packet of Glow in the Dark Skelebobs ~ A Packet of Spiders and Bats ~ The Net Fabric Fur The Roof

The other items we used were sourced from stock within our craft room

7 x 5 mm wooden dowels - painted white

Grey felt fur the curtains

Paw print ribbon to tie the curtains open

Green fake fur fabric

Wadding to put inside the floor of the box

Pom poms for window/door surrounds and door furniture

Elastic thread


Trees

The trees were part of a castle set we made early last year


Fudge was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor


The Spooky Haunted House

Under construction...

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Pics/text: upper left to upper right, lower left to lower right

1.  we used this box
2. then we carefully cut out large access in the side
3. and repeated for windows and front door on the front
4. Fudge making his preliminary inspection


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5. obtain Full Feline Paw Print of Approval before continuing
6. arrange box lid into purrleasing roof shape and glue - repeat other side
7. our roof has a flat piece of cardboard glued on the top of the roof, but if mew like to look at the stars leave it open 
8. find cardboard strip and play with it for at least 27.342 seconds

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9. it looked a little boring at this point, so we used a small cardboard box to make the chimneys
10. mega authentic wonky chimneys in situ
11 + 12 we painted the roof grey

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The entire house got whitewashed with the front and side doors getting a wood paint effect.

So there's your basic house, ready for anything!


Now It's Catnip Pumpkin Time

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1. cut out a felt circle - this one is 8.5" diameter
2.  take a length of embroidery thread and securely knot end
3. thread the needle and use a simple running stitch all the way around the outer edge
4. begin to pull stitches


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5. homegrown organic catnip and catmint
6. just because we thought mew'd like to see the product again
7. take a little wadding/stuffing and lightly line the pumpkin
8. add catnip

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9. add catmint, then more catnip and then more catmint until full

10. place a small piece of wadding/stuffing in top of the pumpkin, pull stitches tight and sew up

11. cut out leaf shapes

12. sew leaves to pumpkin


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13. at this point, we decided that we needed more catnip pumpkins, so we made 3 more in different sizes using 2 different colours

14. finished catnip pumpkins ready for action


And this is how our spooky house came out using the items above.

So our question to mew is this:

IS IT SPOOKY ENOUGH?

We think it turned out purretty neat, and the excellent thing is; we can take all the Halloween items off and use the basic house again for our Catmas Crafting with Cats post.

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Crafting With Cats  Part X ©BionicBasil® Catnip Pumpkin Toys and The Spooky Haunted House Photo Set

Smooch and Fudge even got dressed up! MOL

Smooch said, "Dude the grass is definitely greener here!" 

[we think he found some catnip!]




Take a peek at the video:



And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of our tenth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics or ideas on our Facebook page at:


And if mew're wondering where this year's Halloween post is don't panic, we'll be sharing our 2020 Spooktacular Crafting Post soon, so stay tuned for that, and we're so excited about the things we've got to show mew this time #EPIC

We'll see mew on Wednesday when we're back with The Pet Parade...

Until then

Bestest crafty purrs

MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 







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