Here is a look at my Plush Of The Month process. For October’s Halloween themed box I made zombie/monster toasts that came with a specially designed cereal box. Each cereal box had some Halloween treats, and as a bonus there was a scratch off ticket with five lucky people winning a special Halloween treat bag!
Each one was wrapped in orange tissue paper, tied with a black and white striped string and topped with a handmade “you’re my kind of ghoul” button.
At times cutting out and assembling 100 tiny cereal boxes was a bit daunting, but I broke it up over a couple of nights so it didn’t seem so crazy. The plush took a little over a week to dye the felt, cut, sew, turn, stuff, and sew some more…but I was really happy with these extra special monsters that will not be made again.
The scratch off tickets were the last items I made using this technique
. The hardest part about making the boxes each month is waiting to share! I’m currently in production of November boxes, and can’t wait to share. As always you can find info for joining the club on my website under the POMclub tab.
Just a few more napkins from my collection for your spooky viewing pleasure.
This is a very easy DIY if you are used to using a scroll saw. If you don’t own a scroll saw you could always mount these cats to some thick card stock or cardboard to make a festive thread holder instead.
Print the vintage cat images
, and mount them to a thin board of wood. I used a inexpensive piece of pine from the craft store and a matte gel medium
to mount the paper to the wood. Spread the medium on thinly with a foam brush. Then you can use a brayer or lightly press down with your hands to help smooth the paper to the wood. Allow to dry completely and then use your scroll saw to cut out your cats. You can lightly sand the edges, and seal the entire thing with a clear coat to protect it from wear. If you don’t want to use them as a thread holder, they also look great on the wood just stood around the house as a spooky cat decoration!
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