Wreaths are one of the few ways you can decorate the outside of a door—but they can also be incredibly expensive! Luckily, you can easily make a DIY wreath with very little background skills. If you love cats, we have several great plans for you below.
These plans range from incredibly easy to a bit harder. However, pretty much all of them are straightforward and can be made with a bit of effort, even if you have no previous experience.
Let’s dive into our favorite DIY cat wreath plans:
The 5 DIY Cat Wreaths
1. Black Cat Wreath by Michelle Smith Creations
|Cat tinsel decor, Halloween ribbon, black pipe cleaners, silver bells
|Glue gun, ruler, scissors
The hardest part of this DIY plan is getting complete coverage of the cat’s tail and ears. Luckily, this video explains it well and goes through exactly what you need to do. While this wreath does require some fairly specific materials, if you can find them, it’s very straightforward. All you need is a glue gun and scissors. In fact, we’d recommend this as a fun Halloween craft to do with your children, too.
Be sure to follow the whole video, even if you think it seems pretty straightforward. There are several tips that make the harder parts of the plan much easier, but you have to follow along to get them.
2. Simple Cat Wreath by Lynn Rose Crafts
|Floral green wreath foam, Extra-large blanket yarn, zip ties, aluminum wire
|Hot glue gun, scissors, pliers
If you’re looking for a cute and easy DIY cat wreath, this one is a great option. The video explains how to make a cat silhouette wreath using only yarn and wreath foam. Simply put, you cover the wreath foam in a cat-like yarn and then arrange the foam to look like a cat. It’s a pretty easy DIY plan, but the end result is obviously cat-like.
The best part about this plan is that it can be edited easily for the particular time of year or your preferences. You can add bows and other embellishments or nothing at all. The plan is a base that looks like a cat, and you can use your creativity to make the resulting wreath yours.
3. Halloween Cat Wreath by Monkey’s Creations
|Black spray paint, wet paper towels, black vinyl cat decal, zip ties, 200 yards of black mesh, holiday ribbon, black pipe cleaners
|Wreath board, scissors, utility knife
This DIY plan is made using a wreath board. If you want to make it, you’ll also need to invest in this wreath board. Luckily, the video provides a discount for just that. This is a DIY plan you’ll have to plan ahead for, though, which is largely why we consider it “medium” difficulty.
If you’re looking for something you can do today, this isn’t the best option.
This wreath is a bit more complicated than others, too. There is a lot going on. Therefore, if you don’t have many craft supplies or past DIY experience, it probably isn’t the best option for you.
4. Poly Deco Mesh Cat Wreath by Crooked Tree Creations with Patti Davis
|Wreath foam, plastic canvas, black poly burlap, zip ties
|Wood burning tool, hot glue gun, rotary cutter, cutting mat, sharpie
This DIY plan is more professionally made than the others. However, you’ll need more tools, too. The most “advanced” tools include a wood-burning tool and a rotary cutter. These aren’t needed for any of the other plans, but they are pretty common for DIY. Therefore, if you plan on DIYing things in the future, these may be worth purchasing.
The creator in this video goes through many ways to make the ears and nose. You can use whatever option you want. The number of petals and zip ties you use also matters. It depends on your preferences and needs.
5. Colorful Cat Wreath by Deco Exchange
|12×12 sheet of vinyl, pipe cleaners, mesh poofs, wreath form, ribbon
|Squeegee, scissors, Deco exchange cutter, hot glue gun
If you have the right tools, this colorful cat wreath is pretty straightforward. It does require a wreath board. However, you can use practically any wreath board you want, and the creator describes how to adjust the plan to your wreath board.
The creator also mentions that you can use a smooth object instead of the squeegee tool. While he recommends a passport, we recommend using a credit card or similar object instead. There are also several ways to secure the poofs. You can use a hot glue gun or pipe cleaners, depending on your preferences.
The exact materials you need will also vary depending on the size you choose for your wreath.
Do You Need a Wreath Board to Make a Wreath?
Many of the plans above require a wreath board, which makes the process of DIYing a wreath much more efficient and easier. If you plan to make several wreaths, using a wreath board is a great option. It provides a sturdy, stable base for your wreath and helps keep everything symmetrical. Plus, it will also save you some time, especially if you are a beginner.
However, wreath boards do cost money, so they aren’t for those on a very strict budget. You may also be more limited on the creative aspect of the project since you’ll be working with a premade form. Plus, you’ll also be more limited on the materials you can use, as they must be compatible with the wreath board.
Not using a wreath board is also an option. You’ll have a harder time keeping everything symmetrical, though, and the wreath may not end up being completely round. You’ll also have to spend extra time shaping your base, which can be particularly difficult for a beginner. Skipping on the wreath board does help you save money, though, as that’s one less thing you have to buy. You can also use more found objects, and there is more creativity involved.
We typically recommend most beginners start with a wreath board, and then you can expand to not using one if you’d like. Having a secure base makes things much easier, though.
There are many ways to make a cat-inspired wreath. Many of these plans are centered around Halloween, as this is when cats tend to be in full focus. However, there are also several plans that you can edit for your needs.
The joy of DIY is that you can adapt each plan to fit your needs. This makes it much easier to keep your preferences in mind or change the wreath to fit the time of year.
No matter what plan you choose, feel free to go off script, especially when it comes to decorating.
Featured Image Credit: alliannoraphoto, Shutterstock
- The 5 DIY Cat Wreaths
- 1. Black Cat Wreath by Michelle Smith Creations
- 2. Simple Cat Wreath by Lynn Rose Crafts
- 3. Halloween Cat Wreath by Monkey’s Creations
- 4. Poly Deco Mesh Cat Wreath by Crooked Tree Creations with Patti Davis
- 5. Colorful Cat Wreath by Deco Exchange
- Do You Need a Wreath Board to Make a Wreath?
- Final Thoughts