Attractive and adorable St. Patrick’s Day Cat wreaths are being displayed in many Spokane homes this year. This is a terrific way to use up those extra holiday and birthday streamers or tissue paper, to show your love of felines and to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You can keep them up throughout the spring or pack them away for next year.
The only items you will need for this fun and festive project are a paper plate, crepe paper streamers or tissue paper in a combination of green, pink, white, blues, purple, orange, red and pink, a pencil with eraser, white craft glue, a laminated picture of your cat, and a pair of scissors.
After cutting out the center of the plate, cut tissue paper or streamers into square pieces. It is better if they are not exact, but the squares should be about 1” or 2”. After the squares are cut out, channel a line of glue halfway around the outside rim of the plate.
Twirl a piece red paper around the eraser end of the pencil. Next, carefully push the paper onto the glue, the paper should grip and you will be able to draw the pencil out. Replicate with red until you get to the end of the glue line. Channel glue around the other half of the plate rim and go on with the red paper until entire outside rim is covered with red paper.
Repeat this step with each color. Remember the Roy G BIV theme: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet--add a touch of white and pink for optical illusion. Paste a picture of your cat in the center.
Open your curtains and hang it in the window. These delightful wreaths seem to announce, “Spring is on its way.”