Monday, August 9, 2010
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!
Labels: Pipe Cleaners