Tuesday 6 December 2022

Crafting With Cats **RERUN** ~ Part XV ~ Catmas Special Part II ~ How To Make A Bahumbug Burlap Cat Tree Decoration ~ Level Easy Peasy

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks for joining us for Part XV of our Crafting with Cats segment. If mew missed Part One of our Catmas Crafting Extravaganza and How to Make a Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking ~ click here

We really like the idea of a handmade Catmas [Christmas to the normal folk out there!], and we've been making lots of things over the last few months as our old decorations are getting a bit tired after 20+ years, and in all honesty we don't like what's available in the stores; plastic, plastic and more plastic, so this year we decided to go another route, and so here we are with a more natural approach.

All of our previous CWC posts are on the Crafting with Cats Page, 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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This time we're making 

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 2 ©BionicBasil® The Bahumbug Burlap Cat Tree Decoration

What Mew Will Need:

Burlap/Hessian or a fabric of your choice


wool or embroidery thread

mini pom poms

black felt

large needle or darning needle

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Let's Get Started!

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 2 ©BionicBasil® How To Make A Bahumbug Burlap Cat Tree Decoration

1.  We love burlap! MOL

2.  Fold A4 paper in half and draw your template, ours is approx 3.5" wide x 2.5" high or 9 cm x 6 cm
(if mew have a tub of Whisker cat treats - mew could use the lid as your template - we'll be making some really fun things with those in an upcoming Craft Post).

3. & 4.  Cut out and place on the fabric

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5. & 6.  Pin to the fabric while mew cut; as tailors chalk doesn't show up very well, so it's easier to pin the template and cut around it.  Cut 2 pieces.

7.   Place both pieces together, take your wool and a large needle.  Sew around the edges in a stitch of your choosing.

8.  Leave a gap and stuff to your desired level with wadding.

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9.  Finish sewing and leave a loop of wool to hang your Burlap Cat.

10.  Glue on a pom pom for the nose and stitch whiskers in place.

11. Cut out small triangles of black felt for the pupils and glue them to the white pom poms. Glue eyes onto the cat, and mew should now have something that looks like this; a really cute but rather grumpy little face looking back at mew! MOL

Here's ours in the tree at BBHQ, and we've affectionately called it Amber! MOL MOL MOL

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 2 ©BionicBasil® The Bahumbug Burlap Cat In The Tree

A very Bahumbug Catmas indeed! 

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And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of our fifteenth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Bahumbug Burlap Cat we'd love to see it, so feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:

We'll be back tomorrow with The Midweek News and do hope mew can join us then, and later in the week, we'll be sharing the Catmas Pudding Pouffe with Catnip accessories - OH MY COD!!!!

Until then

Keep calm and craft on...

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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  1. Adorable!
    And a fun gift to give too, as anyone who has cats needs cat ornaments.

  2. That looks great, and I can see why you called it Amber!

  3. I love that ornament. So cute.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to mom. ♥

  4. That is so cute! A fun project to make, too! Purrfect!

  5. Definitely one to try. Wonderful.xx😻

  6. Definitely one to try. We love it.xx😻


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