As you may or may not know, I’m a contributor over at the blog Live Creatively Inspired. If you’ve not visited, you should! I’ve found so many great ideas for decorating, ways to simplify my life, and generally fun things over there. And this month, we’re trying something new…after a week of wonderful posts about fall, it’s all winding up with a WhatchmaFALLit linky party. If you have a blog, be sure to stop by starting Friday (tomorrow) to link up, or, if you don’t blog, come by and get inspired by all the creativity!
Here’s a little something I just might link up…some fun cat planters I made a couple of years ago for Halloween. I saw these spookily cute cat planters in a Better Homes and Garden Halloween magazine. I am such a sucker for those idea books…not any other holiday, but Halloween ones seem to leap into my shopping basket regularly.
Our house already had two black urns on the front porch when we moved in back in July. They’re in need of painting, but I thought the distressed look worked well for Halloween. My kids love purple, hence the bright chrysanthemum “hair.” The sticks are daylily stems that dried on the plants in my flowerbeds, Yay me for not trimming those back when summer ended…procrastination rewarded yet again!
For the eyes, I found non-copyrighted clipart online, then resized and changed the color using Photoshop Elements. After I printed them, I laminated them to protect from the snow which the natives tell me to expect any day now. Today it’s in the mid-80s, but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt on this.
The decorative elements on the urn looked exactly like a cat’s nose and mouth to me, so it worked out perfectly. The little hooligan was so excited to see her brothers’ reaction when they got home, and they didn’t disappoint her, pretending to be terrified. I’m quite certain they were not, but it was nice of them to play along with her imagination. Sometimes they can be kind…and then it makes it worth having cats on my porch!