How to make a cat garland with Styrofoam balls

Plan the perfect party right meow, and start with cat garland. When choosing decorations for a party, opt for DIY cat decorations rather than traditional store-bought items. Why? Because it's fun, affordable and offers more creative freedom.
Prior to creating cat garland made from Styrofoam balls, consider the color scheme of the decorations. Paint all the cats one color to look uniform in appearance, or use chalk paints in white, black and grey to display different colors. Similarly, display balls of yarn in a variety of colors, or choose one solid color for a more uniform appearance.
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Materials
- Scrap paper
- 3-inch Styrofoam balls
- Paint palette
- Chalk paint in a variety of neutral colors
- 1-inch paint brush
- Scissors
- Felt in a variety of neutral colors
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
- Black felt
- Pink felt
- Monofilament fishing line
- 1-inch Styrofoam balls
- Yarn in a variety of colors
- Large sewing needle
- Twine
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Instructions
1. Place a 3-inch Styrofoam ball on scrap paper.
2. Pour chalk paint on a paint palette.
3. Dip the paintbrush in the paint and proceed to paint the ball. This ball will serve as a cat head.
4. Allow the paint to dry.
5. Cut two pieces of felt into crescent shapes. Roll each crescent shape up to make a cone. The color of the felt should match the color of the cat head.
6. Glue the folds of the felt to hold the fabric in a cone-like shape. Set these pieces aside as they will later serve as cat ears.
7. Cut two small circles out of black felt. Set the pieces aside as they will later serve as cat eyes.
8. Cut a small heart shape out of pink felt. Set the piece aside as it will later serve as a cat nose.
9. Cut two 4-inch piece of fishing line and tie them in a knot in the middle to keep them together. Set aside as they will later serve as cat whiskers.
10. Glue the cat ears from Step 6 to the top of the ball (cat head). Position one ear on the left side of the ball; position the other on the right side.
11. Glue the black circles from Step 7 to the face of the cat.
12. Glue the whiskers to the center of the face.
13. Glue the cat nose from Step 8 to the center of the whiskers, masking the knot in the fishing line.
14. Cut two triangles out of pink felt.
15. Glue the triangles to the front of cat ears.
16. Place a 1-inch Styrofoam ball on scrap paper.
17. Glue a piece of yarn to the ball, then wrap the entire ball in yarn. Secure the loose end of yarn to the ball with hot glue.
18. Repeat Steps 1 to 17 to make multiple cats and balls of yarn in a variety of colors. Display these pieces on cat garland in the next steps.
19. Feed twine through the eye of a large sewing needle. Tie the end of twine to the eye of the needle.
20. Poke a hole through one side of a ball of yarn, then push the needle out through the opposite side of the ball.
21. Poke a hole through one side of a cat head, then push the needle out through the opposite side of the ball.
22. Leave about 6 inches of space between each ball of yarn and cat head.
23. Continue to attach cat heads and balls of yarn on the piece of twine, alternative each.
24. Cut the twine to free it from the needle and the ball of twine. Knot both ends of the garland and hang it up.
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