Felt Catnip Ornaments + Kitty Christmas Gifts

November 17, 2016Allison Murray
These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

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These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Do you give your pets Christmas gifts? We’ve done it in my family as long as I can remember. One year my sister and I wrapped up presents for our pets Princess Patty Cake (her brother was Chuck E. Baby :) and Willie and tossed them under the tree days in advance of the actual big day. We shouldn’t have been surprised to find Willie digging and at flinging his wrapped shirt box full of goodies around the living room but we were. It was the dang cutest :)

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

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After introducing my Rob to the Murray Christmas gifts for the pets tradition, this year will be no different. Our pets will unwrap their gifts and we will laugh and smile and it will be so much fun. Wanna meet our kitties?

Say hi to Maybelline who we call Maybe or sometimes Baby. She’s a sassy thing and she doesn’t take guff from anyone or anything. 

 

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And this is our Marla. She is the most popular animal of our whole bunch because she gets along with everybody. Our little adventurer, she does well in the car and makes frequent trips with us. She’s fab.

 

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Last, but certainly not least is JouJou, who I call my JouJouBaby. He’s a big ol’ softy and everybody loves him but he doesn’t know he’s a cat and seems to be filled with a bit of self loathing. He seems to think he is a dog but, we have it on good authority, that he’s wrong. :) JouJou, by the by, will always be on Santa’s Nice list. I think he might seriously the sweetest cat to ever be.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

But back to Christmas shopping!!! I headed out to Walmart to pick up some Temptations® treats and, I’ve got to tell you, I bought a TON. They were affordable and there were so many flavors that I couldn’t resist.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Since I got so much I guess it’s a good thing that our kitties really, really like them. They’ve seriously not turned down a single flavor but the Temptations® Classics Creamy Dairy Flavor is the front-runner with Marla and Maybe and the Temptations® Cheezy Middles Tuna and Cheese Flavor being the choice of our JouJou baby! 

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Getting ready to write up this post and snap pic of my babies with their fave flavors I found that the bags were destroyed… Completely destroyed! Setting out a new package and watching Maybe promptly attack the bag I found the culprit and realized just how much she loved the Temptations® Classics Tantalizing Turkey Flavor Cat Care & Treats. It also tells me that Maybe is probably going to make the kitty Naughty List her first Christmas!!!

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

I’ve found a much better hiding spot for the snacks for Christmas. No more naughty kitties making off with them early!

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Of everything I snapped up I’m especially digging the Temptations® Snacky Mouse because this way they get to earn their treats! 

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Pop some treats in kitty’s favorite flavor and inside of this cute little mouse they’re busy for a good half an hour. 

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

As they bat the mouse a treat or two will pop out. It’s a lot of fun!

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

All three of my cats get the biggest kick out of it and watching that mouse wobble around is just about the cutest! Something all three of them like is a pretty big deal, considering their vastly different personalities, too!

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Want happy kitties this Christmas? Pair up the Snacky Mouse with some homemade Christmas ornament catnip filled cat toys and you’re sure to have some very happy Christmas cats! 

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Let’s see how to make these catnip cuties for our kitty cuties, shall we?

For this project you will need:

  • Felt
  • Embroidery floss
  • Catnip

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Find something round and appropriately sized to act as a pattern. I used a widemouth mason jar lid. Trace the lid onto a piece of felt. Add a rectangular shape to act as the hanger for the ornament.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Double the felt over and trim the ornament out.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

You should have 2 identical pieces, now.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Cut out strips of felt of varying widths and lay out on one felt ornament shape.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Using brightly colored embroidery floss stitch, decoratively stitch the felt pieces to secure together. The stitches don’t have to be fancy, a zig zag, dashes or X shapes do just as well.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

p.s. I’m cat crazy so even my needle case has kitties! :)

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Once fully stitched on turn your piece over and trim away the excess felt. Also, notice how my ink markings are on the back side? This will be the inside of the toy so these markings won’t be visible on the finished toys.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Continue adding pieces, stitching them on and trimming away the excess felt. And say hi to Maybe who just joined the party! Crafting with kitties isn’t the easiest thing in the world but it sure is fun!

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Grab that second, identical ornament shape and place it behind your decorated piece. Use the blanket stitch to seal this sucker up leaving 1-2 inches open.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Using a heavy-ish paper create a funnel. Place inside of the gap in your ornament and fill with catnip. Sometimes you’ll need to use something like a chopstick or a pen to help push the catnip into the felt toy.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Once full to your satisfaction continue the blanket stitch until the toy is sealed up.

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Aren’t they so cute? They’re really simple to make, too. I was able to make 3 in the time it took to watch about 50 minutes of TV. Not bad!

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

As always, my kitties LOVE homemade catnip filled toys. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they smell like me and they love me (because they know I love them :)

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

They also love their Snacky Mouse and I have to say I love watching them play with it!

Whether your kitties are Naughty or Nice this Christmas, they all deserve a treat!

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

Be sure to head on out to Walmart and grab your kitties new favorite treats. 

These catnip filled Christmas ornaments are the cutest. Kitty will love them!

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Comments (1)

  • Elise

    February 8, 2017 at 5:50 AM

    These cats are so beautiful it’s unreal!

    Oh yeah, I’m here for the craft… which is awesome by the way – got distracted for a second ;).

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