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Feather Cat Toy

What cat wouldn't love this fun feather toy to play with? Made of wool felt, they're simple to create.

Feather Cat Toy

Photography: Laura Moss

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007

Introduction

Resources: 16mm/5BU Hourai Shine Bell in Silver, and 1-by-7-mm Jump Ring in Silver, Toho Shoji, 212-868-7465. Medium polyester satin cord (SIC-3100, color #34), Shindo, 212-868-9311.

materials

  • Scissors

  • Wool felt

  • Iron

  • Jingle bells

  • Satin cord

steps

  1. Using templates as guides, cut out one large and one small feather from two pieces of different colored medium-weight wool felt.

  2. With a hot iron, press a crease down the center of each feather.

  3. Add a jump ring to a jingle bell.

  4. Slip end of a 1-yard length of satin cord through jump ring. At bell, tie stems of feathers to cord with a square knot. Knot both ends of cord to prevent fraying.

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