Give Dollar Tree tinsel decor a new look by replacing the tinsel with strips of cute fabric.
This Halloween decorations DIY is an easy one and doesn’t take many supplies! I love all the shapes that are available in tinsel decor at the dollar stores these days. It’s fun to use leftover fabric and other materials to give them a makeover.
- Cat tinsel decor
Remove tinsel from the tinsel cat decor.
Use your scissors to cut the tinsel.
Pull the tinsel from the cat frame. Typically the tinsel is zig-zagged along the front of the decor so you need to pull it back and forth between the “pegs” on the cat frame.
You may need to snip the tinsel again in places where it isn’t coming off of the cat frame.
This is what it looks like with the tinsel is removed.
Cut strips of fabric
I usually cut my strips about 1-2 inches wide, depending on how big the shapes are. If the shapes you are covering are small, you need more narrow strips or the shapes just all blend together once you tie on the fabric.
For this project, I cut the strips about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 7 inches long. This was actually too long. I trimmed all my fabric at the end.
Attach the fabric to the cat frame.
Fold your strip of fabric in half.
Tuck the ends of the fabric under the frame that you’re attaching it to.
Then pull those ends back through the loop of fabric as shown below.
Pull the fabric ends down.
Cut those same strips and tie on.
When covering small area of the frame, you’ll want to make your fabric strips smaller (less wide and even less long). I cut mine half as long and half as wide. Do this to make the smaller areas more defined.
Wrap fabric around the tail.
Cut a long piece of fabric about the same width. Wrap it around the tail, covering the plastic cat frame frame.
Tie a bow around the neck.
This bow adds some fun color to this Halloween decorations diy project and it also helps separate the head from the body of the cat.
Hope you found this Halloween decorations diy project to be helpful. Good luck with yours.
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