Monday, August 9, 2010

Scaredy Cat!


Sweet and simple, a garland for my craft room. Two little Scaredy Cats added cute as can be.

I have used slightly fuzzy pipe cleaner stems, but a regular stem will do just as well.

LEGS: One stem bent in half, twist to create thicker stem. Make two, create "U" shape, bend for ankles, cut off excess to create paws.

BODY: One stem wrapped around pen or marker, (using a pencil will create a small cat) trim when desired length is achieved.

TAIL: One stem bent two inches down, twist to make thicker, shape into tail curl.

NECK: Base of tail, bend at right angle. Slip into body coils. Make another right angle to create neck.

HEAD: Bend stem from neck to create "P" shape. Bend stem behind neck bringing back to front of "P".

Wrap remaining length of stem around circular part of "P" to create head.



ASSEMBLY: Slip leg "U" between coils of body. (Do not be afraid to separate coils, reshape, trim or bend stems again to get desired look.)

I know! Up to now you've thought "This is never going to look like a cat!"

FACE: Details are glued in place with Tacky Glue. (CRAFT TIP: Frey Check is a must have supply.) Dot it at the ends of cut ribbon and ends of paws for a neat and finished look.

"OUCH" There is simply no other way!

Halloween Garland complete and ready to hang. I have left room to add trinkets.I just love HALLOWEEN!

18 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

The cats are the perfect touch Elizabeth..you can't have too much whimsey on a garland! I marvel at how you work with such tiny pieces...I would be cross-eyed!Your posts have brightened many days for me and I'm glad to finally be feeling well enough to be back in my studio, too.
Sending hugs for a good week!
Joyce

Honey Lamb and I said...

Wow I really want to make this! It is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the tut on it:)

A Vintage Chic said...

Wonderful Halloween kitties, Elizabeth! Your garland is just adorable! Love all the special little touches you add to everything you do...

Hope you're having a perfect Monday!

Julie

Posy Linda said...

Elizabeth, you positively make the best pipe cleaner animals. Thanks for the black cat, he is really a cutie pie!

sassypackrat said...

Wonderful! You work too fast for me to keep up!

Sherry from Alabama said...

How cute! And how smart you are, making your Fall crafts already! You did a wonderful job with your tutorial.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Sandy said...

I just love your pipe cleaner animals!!!! This one is so purrfect for Halloween! LOL I think I could make this one! :):)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is wonderful, Elizabeth! So let's recap ~ you've covered my Halloween birthday AND you've given me cats to enjoy that won't affect my allergies! You are a genius! : )

Pieceful Bits said...

OOh the kitty is cute. I made a purple turtle once with pipe cleaners as per a request from a customer. How fun. I love that that you have left room for extra goodies..I cannot wait to see what they will be.
(~~)
Julie

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I know my limitations, but I think I can make the cats! Bravo! Or I should say Brava! These are so stinkin' adorable. The whole garland is. My best friend is a Halloween fiend and I will have to make some of these for her birthday. I always give her Halloween treats I find or make. Hope she still enjoys them! Thanks for sneaking in an in between post.

Tracy Suzanne said...

EEEKKK.....I just love these kitties Elizabeth. I have really got to spend time on pipe cleaner projects. I have yet to make a decent animal. You're garland is just so cute. I'm really running out of adjectives for all the wonderful things you make.

Thinking of you...Tracy :)

rebekka said...

Awww...those are PRECIOUS!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your Halloween garland is adorable. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Love & blessings from NC!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Your Halloween garland is so cute that it makes me (almost) love Halloween, too! :)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I just found your blog and you make the cutest things. Thank you for posting pictures and directions. I'll be back!

Queenie said...

Your blog is such fun...Those little black cats are darling! So glad I found your blog through Linda at LPB Sews. I'm off to explore more here at your blog :)

Missie said...

I think your garland is absolutely adorable!

Thank you for the wonderful tutorials too. I have a little black cat, so I'll definitely be making a few of these little girls for my garland. :)

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