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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Second Day of Catmas

Welcome to the Second Day of Catmas!
Let's get all bundled up in some long shorts and make a little something with the kiddies.
You may remember this idea from HALLOWEEN. Well, we already had this little version in mind.
All you'll need for this is:

Clear chandelier shades.
Terra cotta plant saucers.
Contact paper
Foam core board
Black spray paint
White spray paint
Hot glue
Assorted beads or embellishments
Hot glue
An exacto knife
A pencil.

Paint the saucers a nice glossy black.
Have the Minions draw snowman faces on some contact paper and cut them out. Peel off the paper backing and arrange them on your chandelier shades, which should be upside down.
Using the top opening of the shade as a guide, draw a circle on the foam core board.

Draw a larger circle around it using a drinking glass or a protractor, as we did. Repeat for each shade.
Nab your exacto knife and cut the donut shapes out and trim the rough outer edges with scissors.
Spray paint them black. You see where this is going, right?
Take the chandelier shades...
...and give them a light coat of white gloss. Sprinkle on some glitter if you'd like while they're still wet.
Once dry, peel off the contact paper carefully.
Oh, hi there! You now have your little angels' artistic abilities preserved for all time.
Smish the donut over the chimney of your new wintry hurricane.
Wrap a snippet of black satin ribbon around the chimney with hot glue.
I added some little glass beads to catch the light.
Using thin ribbon (your color choice; we all know what I used), cover the edges of the hat brim.
What grandparent wouldn't love this?
Light and enjoy. If you're using real candles, I recommend tealights, but battery powered ones will make this much safer with all the commotion.
No commotion at your place. Email me your address. I've got some extra.


Musings from Kim K. said...

I totally want to make these for my snowmen fireplace mantle. Love THEM!

lisbonlioness said...

Just as great as the ghosts! But how the heck do you make the Ginger one wear the hat without trying to bite your face off?

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Way cute!

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

CUTE! Those ghosts are gonna have some competition! I'm still a little apprehesive about the glass projects these days. I did find a temporary fix for Mr. Gumball Machine. I would never have thought that a fish bowl of that size would be so hard to find! :(

. said...

The snowmen are super cute!! But that baby Santa cat....LOVE him!! :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very, very cleaver and so cute. The cat in the hat...well that is something else.(-: Great!

Heather said...

Very cute. Once again, I love the cat photo! Your cats have such great attitude!

Michelle L. said...

J'adore! Cutest little snowmen lanterns ever! I LOVE the one with the giant eye.

Kirsty Girl said...

Wow your candles are gorgeous! I love that idea!
I just did a post of my cat in a hat too! No idea how you managed to get such a good close up though! I sure didnt!

Unknown said...

these are great! Love the crafting with the kids!
PS - I bestowed the prestigious Stylish Blogger Award to you!

The Single Nester said...

These look terrific. Alas, I am not that creative.

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

Super cute! I love them! Catmas totally rox my sox. :)


RedTedArt said...

I am not sure if our cats would tolerate that! Very cute!


Anonymous said...

Very cute. I am enjoying your attempts to annoy the cats.