Soda Pop is the star of my book, I Hate Halloween, as well as Soda’s Christmas, and will soon have a book out called Soda’s Valentine! He is an awesomely creepy black cat that lives with me, and I decided to create some sort of “wreath-like-thing” to hang on my front door. I didn’t have a wreath form, and I knew I wouldn’t hang it outside. BUT, I also knew I wanted to just use Soda’s image all over in a crazy, strange Halloween manner, and I came up with a sort of Soda Pop Rosette.
I used these printables–please feel free to download and print. I printed on photo paper, but you could use card stock as well. You will also note from the photos shown that I had enormous print-outs–I have a large format printer. But the printables posted here are scaled to 8.5×11 sheets for ease of printing at home for most folks. Make sure you use a heavier paper like photo paper or card stock. Anything else would be too flimsy, I think.
I cut out all the Sodas, then played around with them, trying to figure out my layout. After that, I used a hot glue gun to apply adhesive, though, depending upon your paper choice, you could use craft glue or school glue or even double-sided tape.
I used these printables–please feel free to download and print. I printed on photo paper, but you could use card stock as well. You will also note from the
I lost count of how many I used, but I interspersed big Soda’s with little Soda’s and in between Soda’s. I imagine that with someone who has more time than I do, there could be A LOT of different decor ideas you could accomplish with this very weird black cat photo.
Everyone who sees this is alternately delighted and horrified—especially the NON-cat people who come over. I’m working on other ideas for these little cut outs, but, in the meantime, here is the finished Halloween decor!
There is just something about all those green eyes staring at you….
Have fun with this one, and get to creating!
Tracy Lovett is an artist, author, illustrator, photographer, wife, mom, and all around creative gal trying to spread the message that creativity is one of our most important qualities. She uses her books, photographs, and writings to encourage others to just take the chance and be creative. This BLOG is about her creative journey into all her creative endeavors, including writing for children and adults, art and illustration, photography and photo-illustration, and book-building from beginning to end. There may be other “sidetrips” that can’t be predicted–so hop in and enjoy the ride! You may learn more about Tracy here. You may follow her on Facebook here. You may purchase her book “I Hate Halloween” here!