I remember growing up, my grandparents would always make holiday decorations by cutting out shapes from wood and then hand painting them. They created all sorts of little characters and signs and would display them proudly in the front yard. They even rigged up spotlights to illuminate them so that they could be seen at all hours. While working on this project, I realized that I definitely inherited their DIY gene. 😉
I’m not really into gorey or themey decor, so you won’t find any zombies or ghosts at my place. I do love black cats, though, so I decided to make my own black cat silhouettes. Maybe it’s my crazy cat lady thing. I love projects that can be made with materials that you already have on hand. This one was so easy and I was able to complete it in an afternoon.
I free-handed the outline of each cat silhouette on a scrap piece of 1×12.
Then I had my hubby cut them out with the jigsaw because I am quite fond of my fingers and he is always happy to display his manliness at any opportunity.
I painted them black with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalk Paint in the color Carbon. I brushed it on with a small sponge tipped brush. I like the way that the finish isn’t solid black and that you can still see the brush strokes.
This was such a quick and easy project (my favorite!). Stay tuned for more Halloween decor and my Halloween front porch reveal.