Let your inner DIY beast loose and create some cool and clever things for your crafty cat. From upcycled retro cat beds, and stylish cat toys, to kitty litter hideaways, here’s 8 of our favourite DIY projects and hacks for cats.
KITTY CORNER CAT PLAYHOUSE
Cats love places to hide and play, and these super simple tube and carpet playhouses are the perfect DIY project for beginners. Made using some concrete form tubes, adhesive, rope and carpet – for scratching, they’ll provide hours of feline fun.
Get the full instructions at: Lowes
STYLISH DIY CAT TOYS
We LOVE these DIY cat toy ideas from Design Sponge. No need to settle for something less than average in the style stakes, just because it’s DIY. Create a cool rope scratching board for kitty to sink their claws into, or watch them go wild for the pom pom and feather toy. AMAZING!
Get the full instructions at: Design Sponge
CAT HEAD LAMPSHADE
For the crafty cats, this DIY paper cat head lampshade from Mostlikely, will make the perfect addition to a cat-lovers room. Made using the wonders of 3D modelling, it comes in a nifty tube, ready to fold, cut and glue into its full feline glory.
£34.00 at store.styletails.com
DIY CATNIP TABLE
Perfect for inner city kitties with limited outdoor space, this cat table via Made from Scratch uses upcycled wood, grass and catnip to create an amazing little haven for cats to hang. Find out how to create one for your own deck or courtyard.
Get the full instructions at: Made from Scratch
UPCYCLED SUITCASE CAT BED
For a retro inspired cat bed, get your paws on an old suitcase from a vintage store and convert it into a cool and quirky place for kitty to curl up. We love this one from Camille Styles, made using some old furniture legs, a comfy cushion and a lovely fluffy blanket.
Get the full instructions at: Camille Styles
IKEA HACK CAT BED
How clever is this DIY cat basket bed? Hacked using an IKEA basket and then wall-mounted, it’s the perfect place for a cosy kitty to curl up. You could line it with a stylish faux fur blanket for extra warmth and texture.
Via Decorative Soul
FAKTUM KITTY LOO HIDEAWAY
Perfect for apartments with nowhere to keep the kitty litter, these clever IKEA hack keeps it nicely hidden away – even in the living room. Made from a wall cabinet and customised with a flap for cats to get in and out, felines can do their business in peace and privacy!
Get the full instructions at: Ikea Hackers
DIY CARDBOARD CAT PLAYHOUSE
Cats can hang in their very own manor with this DIY cardboard playhouse via Martha Stewart. You’ll need three cardboard boxes and some downloadable templates for the windows – and hey presto – your kitty is the king of their (cardboard) castle!
Get the full instructions at Martha Stewart