5 DIY Projects to Make for Your Cat
What better way to show your pets some love than showering them with homemade gifts? These cute cat crafts will cozy-up kitty’s space, amplify her playtime, and even beautify her litter box. So stock up on supplies and get crafty for your kitty cat.
Playtime gets an upgrade with the addition of a cute stuffed mouse! This project includes a step-by-step crochet pattern, and the size of the finished piece makes it absolutely doable in one afternoon.
Pro tip: Add a bit of catnip to the mouse’s stuffing for a fun little surprise
Not into crocheting? Try this easy peasy sewing pattern for stuffed mice. Your kitty will go crazy for these fun little mice, mainly because they are packed full of catnip.
Provide a mini spa experience for your cat with this homemade brushing station. Cleverly upcycle unused toilet bowl brushes into a walk-through comb for kitty by attaching them to a plain piece of plywood. Add lush carpet for an even more luxurious and tactile experience.
Tightly roll spare cardboard into a comfy, scratchable cat cushion. Spool the cardboard until you’ve reached the perfect sized seat for kitty, then finish the piece by wrapping in ribbon or hemp twine. This is a great project for utilizing all those recyclable shipment boxes that have piled up.
Cat-friendly plants will not only add a little greenery to your pet’s space but can also help your house cat stay connected to nature. There are a ton of pet-safe species out there, and planting a few next to kitty’s bowl ensures you’ll always have a well-watered plant.
A floofy feather is like catnip to, well, cats, so attach one to the end of a wooden dowel for hours of entertainment. Add a couple of jingly bells, and you’ll have all the cats coming ’round for a little fun. Decorate with washi tape for a whimsical piece full of color.
Upcycle an old T-shirt into a fort for kitty with the help of a few wire hangers. The neck hole of the tee makes the perfect cat doorway, and thanks to the ubiquity of the T-shirt, you can absolutely find one to compliment your home decor.
Transform an old vase into a seemly scratching post for your four-legged friend. This is one pet accessory that you won’t mind displaying in the family room; it has a rustic rope finish and can be filled with fresh blooms or decorative branches.
Pro tip: stabilize the vase from tipping by securing to a tile or board.
Dress up your favorite feline with an adorable, patterned bow tie. This tutorial includes a handy sewing pattern, so no need to start totally from scratch. Just select a fabric that compliments your pet’s coat, break out the sewing machine, and get ready to show off your well-accessorized kitty/