Friday, October 14, 2011

Eeeek!

I have mice!  Call the exterminator!



I found these cute mice silhouette templates on Martha Stewart's site.
Wouldn't these be fun to put in your entry way if you're having a party?

Paper Mice Decorations 

Aren't they cute, scurrying up the steps in this photo from her web site?
Here's Martha Stewart's Link if you'd like to make some.


This is a thrifty and fun Halloween project. 
 All you need is black construction paper, scissors, and some tape to stick the mice to the wall or stairs. The template is printable on Martha's website.
http://www.marthastewart.com/350372/clip-art-and-templates-halloween-decorations/@center/326420/martha-stewart-clip-art-and-template-crafts#/199904

Actually, because I was in a hurry to do the post, I just printed the templates...the mice print in black, so I just cut them out, and touched up the edges with a black marker.



Oh, no! There's one on the hutch...






...and two more on my laptop!


I opened the door to get more light to photograph in the entry, and someone else was interested in the mice.

Guess I won't have to call the exterminator after all. :)


                    Happy Halloween!

I'm scurring over to  The Thrifty Groove for
Thrifty Things Friday,
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.
 See you there.


36 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the mice, what a fun thing. They look especially fun on the stairs. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, those are cute. I have also seen some that people are buying at the dollar store.

D said...

Cute idea, and I love your "shortcut", too.
Thanks,
D

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

That is so cute, Babs! If your crew needs any help, I am volunteering my staff to help you get rid of your rodents! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Marigene said...

Cute little rodents! Your kitty is gorgeous...

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm not fond of mice but these are adorable. They look cute scurrying around your home! And I love your kitty!!

XO,
Jane

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very Cute Babs! Martina

Kelly said...

Leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with something like that. She is really so creative. I love how you used them all over your house. I think pest control services are on overload this month! Ha!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Very cute! They're definitely the cutest mice I've seen- mostly because they're paper!

Sewconsult said...

Not a mouse lover, but I love the expression on the cat's face. Trained on the mouse and just moments away from a pounce. How do cats who have never seen a mouse know to go after them?
Beckie

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is so fun...I agree that if you were having a party it would totally freak everyone out. The pic of the mice on your laptop is my favorite. Great post! Have a really good weekend.

Sarah said...

Yikes, glad you have a kitty! ;-)

trumatter said...

You know what? I like mice. I'm gonna cut out a few silhouettes tonight for my Halloween.

This is stinking cute :)

Emreen said...

Love the one coming off from the shelf... ;-) ;-) ....

Please do link to the blog party at my blog :
http://liventhingsup.blogspot.com/2011/10/itz-festival-time-2011.html

Have a great day !!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, this is too funny! Your mice look realistic enough to interest your cat! I love the photo of the mice on your laptop!

Toni said...

How cute and fun. Good thing your cat is ready to do battle!

Alycia Nichols said...

It's a total infestation!!! They're running rampant!!! Yikes!!! Those are really great, Babs. You did a WHOLE lot of cutting!!!!!!! I'm so terrified of mice that I'm not sure I could stand to look at them in my house even if I know they're not real! Just call me Ol' Squeamish! :-)

Pat said...

I love it Babs! These are so cute!

Pat said...

Hi Babs!
Cute blog and great photos!I like the ones on your laptop. And you got your kitty's hopes up for nothing! I have a near-twin kitty like yours. See his pic on my blog.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They are so much fun! (As long as they're made of paper:@)

The French Hutch said...

Babs this is sooooo cute. What a fun idea for decorating for Halloween. I'm just happy you didn't have to call the exterminator!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Zuni said...

How fun! My brother owns a pest-control company--I'll have to call him! Thanks for the tip on where to find them!

Diann said...

These are so cute. And I love all the fun places you snuck them in. Your cat looks like he is on the job though! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

The Tablescaper said...

So fun! but I bet your kitty knows the difference with one smell!

- The Tablescaper

Jo's This and That said...

I love It! You are so clever! Love the cat too.He has a cute look on his face.Thanks for sharing,Joann

classic • casual • home said...

Those are BEYOND scary to me. My daughter had mice in her last NY apt. I tried to remind her how she liked them in the "Cinderella" movie as a child.

Jojo said...

Such a cutevidea!!!

Kathleen said...

Paper mice are nice, real ones, eeeewwww!
Here from Seasonal Sunday!
Have a good week!

trumatter said...

Dear Babs, I have posted the Japanese Doll tutorial that you had asked for :) I hope you'll be making some and if you do, dont forget to let me know.

Tonight, the mice shall raid the palace.

Mary said...

Too fun Babs! A laptop infestation would be very disturbing :)

Debbie said...

I had to scroll through this post very quickly to leave my comment.

It's this.

EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm on the cyber table.

Have I mentioned that I'm so phobic of mice I can hardly see a picture. Yeah, well I am.LOL

Bill said...

Just delightful! I smiled the entire time I was reading and viewing the images -- really clever! Nicely done, Babs (and Martha)! ;)

Bernideen said...

Aren't they darling - very clever!

Marlis said...

I love your mice.. didn't know she had a link up.. thanks for sharing with us.. Your mouser wouldn't be so calm if they were real! He's a cutie.. xo marlis

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
I'm horrified of mice!!! Really!!! Most women go nuts over a snake...not so much!!! Mice??? My children once told me, "WoW...you move like Wonder Woman when you see a mouse!" Cute post...but please...let the cat indoors!
Fondly,
Pat

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

ok... hedge apples and cats. I'm hooked! Your newest follower, ma'am! =)