Friday, October 9, 2009

Spooky Black Cat Treat Buckets

I just finished a few black cat treat buckets to add to my Halloween display.
The buckets were a lot of fun to make. I started with a 4 1/4" flower pot (similar to a peat pot) and cut off the rim leaving two ears for the cat.
Next I covered the entire pot with fast mache' and let it dry in the oven for an hour or so. When the outside was dry, I covered the inside, again with fast mache', and let it dry too.
When both in and out side of the pot were dry, I drilled holes for a handle, and then covered the entire piece with orange paint.
Once the orange paint had dried, I painted over it with black, leaving some of the orange showing through for an aged look. The fun part of painting the cat faces came next!
To finish, I used chenille pipe cleaner for a handle and filled 'em with crinkled paper.
They're now ready to fill with treats!

10 comments:

Gail said...

Those are adorable!!! Great job......

Cheryl said...

I bet all the kids in your family will enjoy receiving these filled with candy! You did a great job making them!

LiLi M. said...

Oh I love these, these look vintage to me! Have a great weekend filling these with your girls, hope that a few candies fall off!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

The buckets are absolutely adorable!! You did a wonderful job making them!! They have such a vintage look to them. : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Stephanie O. said...

Very cute!

Little Pink Studio said...

Karoline, these buckets are just adorable!
I'm going to post a link from Joli Paquet to this darling tutorial if that is ok with you? I think our readers would love this too!
Cerri xoxo

barbara said...

What a great idea! I found you through Joli Paquet - love your blog, and can't wait to read more.

Priscila said...

oh I love this!!!

xoxo
Priscila
littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com

Pickled Parlor said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!! Great Job!!!
xoxo
K.C

Miss Gracie's House said...

I bet your girls loved making these! And what a wonderful story about your music box...how very special that God provided you with another one! He is good. Congrats on your anniversary. And on your wedded bliss. Especially your wedded bliss. Again, God is good!
Rene'