Recycle a Wine Bottle Into an Adorable Cat for Halloween
It's not too late to make this adorable, easy to make cat for Halloween or if you are a crafty cat lover! Would you believe that it's made using a wine bottle and yarn?
Begin by taking a clean, dry wine bottle and applying double-sided tape up and down and around the bottom portion. Leave the bottle neck free of tape for now so that you can hold the bottle while wrapping the yarn around it. Then press the end of the yarn on top of the tape at the bottom of the bottle and start wrapping the bottle with the yarn, making sure to get the yarn close together, with no gaps as you wrap.
Continue wrapping the bottle until you reach the neck portion. Then apply more double-sided tape to continue wrapping the neck. Stop wrapping the neck just below the bottle opening sealing with the tape or hot glue and cutting off excess yarn.
For the head, take a Styrofoam ball and press down the center onto the bottle opening. Use the markings to remove the foam inside of the ball so that it can fit down on the bottle neck.
Cover the ball with double-sided tape, up and down and around. Then roll the end of the yarn in a circle and apply on top of the tape at the center top of the ball. Continue wrapping the ball until . . .
reaching the bottom. Secure yarn with tape or hot glue and cut off excess.
To make the cat ears, use the ball as a guide for the curvature and make a pattern using cardboard and cut out two pieces. Cove the cardboard ears with double-sided tape and begin wrapping at the top ear tip.
Continue wrapping until the cardboard ears are completely covered in yarn. Secure ends with hot glue and cut off excess yarn. Attach ears to head with hot glue, holding in place until glue is set and dry.
Have fun creating the cat's face with faux eyes, felt nose, floral stem whiskers and twisted paper for the mouth!
To make the cat's tail, group several chenille stems together. Add a dab of hot glue on the end and press the end of yarn down on top and begin wrapping the stems together with the yarn covering all of the chenille stems. For fullness, the stems were wrapped back and forth three times, then sealed with hot glue and cutting off excess yarn. The tail was then gently curved into an "S" shape and hot glued to the bottom of the cat.
What a fun addition for Halloween! Doesn't he look bootiful!
- Wine Bottle (Recycle bin)
- Double-sided tape (Craft or dollar store)
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