Penny’s Tips Volume 78

Hi everyone! I am still feeling crafty so I thought I would show you an easy fall project.

Mom made some like this a few years ago, but I just made these- well, she helped me a little.

You just take an old book ( not one about cats) and cut it into half an apple shape. Then you spread it out into an apple shape. You will need some glue to get it to stay as an apple.

Then you spray paint them red. Mom used regular brown paint at the top for a stem. And there was one she added a twig for a stem. Then add a ribbon.

These would make a great gift for Rosh Hashanah which begins Friday at dusk.

How do you like them apples?

Mom also made a black cat. She plans to add real whiskers as she finds them on the furniture. I will be sleeping with one eye open just in case she wants to steal any of mine.

We are joining  Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

We are also joining Create With Joy’s Inspire Me Monday ( yes, I know it is Tuesday, but I am a cat and can do what I want).


  1. Wow thanks for the tip Penny, those are so very clever! It would be hard for me to find a book I’d be willing to let go of, though. XO

  2. Wow! Those is cool! Wes wonders if there is any old books left downstairs…wes shall has to goes and see! Thanks for sharing!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie

  3. It might work here with ancient confuser books…aka computer manuals. Pawppy guards all the books here with his life, we think, MOL!

    Love that kitty! And Penny, I do not think you mom is going to steal any of your whiskers…ever. She just picks up the ones you and your furblings discard. *she* does that too, and she adds them onto a woolen stuffed kitty…it has way too many whiskers by now, she needs to start a new one:)

  4. I remember when your mom made them before. Such a clever idea! The black cat is cute.

  5. Hey that’s very cool that you made an apple and a cat! We have our pumpkin you made for us and it comes out at Halloween!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom

  6. Old textbooks would be ideal for this, since no one knows what to do with them but really hates to toss them away!
    I have a stash of spent cat whiskers, but you cannot use any of them!

  7. Oh how fun. I always enjoy Penny’s tips. I learn so much.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. My best to your siblings and your wonderful mom. ♥

  8. Mee-yow Penny an Miss Ellen what a kewl way to make decoraytionss!! An Penny yore Meowmy will not pull yore whiskurss while you sleep, mew mew mew….
    Rosh Hashonah iss Furiday?? EEKKK wee gotta get our Meow-morial candless set up an Purrayer book too! Thanx fore THE reemindur!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

    1. Thank you. And You’re welcome for the reminder. I wish we could send you an apple, but postage is so expensive now. XO

      1. Iss OKay ’bout THE Apple Miss Ellen. Wee can look at yoress here. An wee reeleeved to know when Rosh Hashonah iss….wee not have a Jewish Mewish calendur. Iss a long story….
        **purrss** BellaDharma

  9. Thanks for telling us about those very clever projects. We love the apple and that black cat is perfect for Halloween decoration time.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. I love these bookish crafts. I really like seeing apples and pumpkins made this way, but that cat is especially to die for. It’s too cute!

  11. Mew mew mew LadyMew will mark THE 27th on her calnder Miss Ellen an Penny!! Thanx fore THE innfo…May THE MEW Yeer bring all of us Peece an guud Health an Cat-tentment…
    **purrss** BellaDharma

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