Several Veterinarian Clinics are decorating their front desks with these cute, cuddly cats for St. Patrick’s Day. They are as easy to make as they are fun to make. They cost very little and can be used year after year.
To make this St. Patrick’s Day Yarn Cat you will need, green yarn, green foam feet and tail, little shamrock beads, green chenille stems, 2 crystal gems for eyes, a 2 1/2” Styrofoam ball, a 5” square of cardboard tacky glue, stiff green garden twine, and scissors.
Make your own pompom by simply wrapping yarn around a 5" piece of cardboard at least 100 times. You can either Jumble colors or use all one color. Cut a 6" piece of yarn and slip it under wrapped yarn. Tie securely into a double knot. Turn cardboard over and cut entirely through yarn on this side. Rotate yarn ball sideways and level out all strands.
Compress Styrofoam ball onto a hard surface to even out bottom. Swathe the top and sides of the ball with tacky glue. Next, you section out the strands of the pompom to fit the Styrofoam ball up inside. Squash pompon into place. Position the yarn to the look of your liking.
You can either purchase foam feet and a tail or buy a sheet of craft foam and cut feet out from the pattern of your choice. Glue on a chenille stick to the back for the tail. Glue the bottom of the Styrofoam ball on to the foam feet. Glue the tail to the back of the yarn ball. Stick on eyes. Adhere a small shamrock as a nose for a cute touch. Cut chenille stick in half and bend in center. Glue them to the top of the yarn ball for ears. Now it’s time to make whiskers from garden twine.
String a few shamrocks together and place on head for a headband.
The imperfections are what seem to make these little decorations so delightful.