Intro: Kitty-safe Christmas Ornaments
Does your cat like to mess with your Christmas tree and its ornaments? These quick-and-easy ornaments are safe for the cat, and will alert you when the cat messes with the tree.
Step 1: Gather Parts
You will need:
-- Some plastic easter egg halves. (Sparkly ones are more ornamental)
-- Some stiff bell wire (a strand of cat-5, or solid-core telephone wire works good)
-- Some small jingle-bells
-- A wire cutters
-- A small drill or push-pin (heating the push pin with a lighter will help you drill the holes)
Step 2: Cutting Wire, Tying to the Bells...
Cut the wire into 3-4" length, one strand for each ornament. Poke the wire through the jingle-bell and twist-tie it on.
Step 3: Drill or Poke Holes in the Easter Egg...
Using the small drill or a push pin, poke holes in the tops of the Easter Egg halves. Heating the push pin carefully with a match or lighter makes it easier to poke through the halves, and reduces chances of cracking the shell.
Step 4: Threading the Bell...
Poke the wire and bell through the shell and pull up snugly.
Step 5: Loop the End...
Loop the end of the wire around a finger, and twist-tie at the base.
Step 6: Hang on Tree...
Hang the ornaments on the Christmas tree, towards the bottom of the tree, and on the outer limbs.