Doorways all over Spokane are featuring this easy to make Valentine cat wreath. They are eye catching, engaging and make great conversation pieces as well.
The items you will need for this project are one 9’ paper plate, an empty cereal box, a pencil, a pair of scissors, a heart decoration, construction paper in red, purple, pink and blue, glue sticks, .pictures of your cat, and yarn for hanging.
Draw around the 9" plate onto the cardboard.
Use your pen or pencil to draw another circle inside that one, about an inch away from the outside circle.
Cut out the circle and the midpoint of the circle to fashion a cardboard wreath base.
Fold a piece of scrap paper down the middle. Using the heart line up the fold line of the scrap paper with the dotted line of the pattern you created. Cut out the shape so that when you open it up, you will have a heart shape or simply buy a heart cut out from a craft store.
Fold the short end of a piece of construction paper approximately 3 inches. Situate the folded heart around the folded paper and then trace the half heart shape into the paper. You should fit three hearts on the paper. Duplicate this action for each colored piece of paper; you will have a total of one dozen hearts.
Cut out all the hearts and flatten out the creases so that the hearts lay flat. Remember, you can also use pre made hearts or even stickers.
Glue pictures of your cats to the center of each heart. It is a wise idea to laminate them.
Using the marker, write a personal Valentine message on the wreath such as “You are purrfect,” or “Mews Flash—I love you.”
Organize your hearts on top of the cardboard wreath shape and when you have them where you want them, glue them down
Attach a piece of looped yarn to the back as a hanger.
Some families hang them on the inside door to protect them from the weather so they can put them away for next year. Others plan on leaving them up all year.