Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Garfield Pool Noodle Wreath


My aunt Rene, who turned the big 5-0 on Sunday, is a HUGE Garfield fan (to say the least). Every household item that could possibly be transformed into this adorably, grumpy, fat cat she owns. and her Facebook friends can count on reading a new quote or picture every Monday, depicting Garfield's thoughts on the beginning of the work week. Because Garfield decorations are hard to come by and Rene planned a huge shindig (which happened Saturday night and was sooo much fun), I took it upon myself to make her some fat cat-inspired things that could be used throughout the party! I will be posting pics of the party and the Garfield decorum soon, but, for now, here is the how-to for the pool noodle, Garfield wreath I made her...


-orange, pool noodle
-black, duct tape
-craft foam in orange, yellow, pink, white, and black
-2 black, pipe cleaners
-black, permanent marker
-low-temp glue gun and glue sticks


 1. Form pool noodle into circle and wrap black, duct tape around the ends to connect the circle.
2. Wrap pool noodle in black duct tape in four spots to create Garfield's stripes
3. Cut Garfield's ears, mouth, eyes, eyeballs, and nose out of foam in the corresponding colors shown
    below. Use black, permanent marker to embellish the mouth and ears.

4. Using a low-temp glue gun, adhere ears to the back of the wreath and Garfield's face to the front of the

5. Use two black, pipe cleaners to cut out 4, 3-inch pieces and 2, 5-inch pieces. Stick 2, 3-inch pieces and
    1, 5-inch piece into each side of the wreath, as shown in the picture below.

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  1. Cute Garfield Wreath! I like the whiskers!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    1. Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun to make and the whiskers are just black, pipe cleaners inserted into the noodle. Have a great week!!!

    2. Newest follower and all linked up, by the way! Your Etsy stuff is adorable!!!

  2. What a GREAT idea, it would be so fun to do with my boys. Thanks for the idea.

    Stopping by from Navy Wifey Linky. I'm your newest follower :)

    1. Woohoo for new followers!!!!! Thanks for joining! I hope you get the chance to make this with your boys, and I'd love to see the completed project, if you do! Looking forward to checking out your blog!

  3. too cute!! Will have to make my own I guess. :) Thanks for sharing @ the Saturday hop!

    1. Thanks so much! Its very easy to make, I assure you! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

  4. Garfield is the cutest. You did an amazing job!
    Found you through Shine on Friday.
    xx Del

    1. Thanks so much, Del! It was a ton of fun to make! This week, I'm linking up the entire Garfield/themed party, which you can also check out now on the blog! Thanks again for your kind words!


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