DIY Shelters and Toys for pet Cats

Cats have subtle taste and habits, they need some activities to spend time in better way at home. Handmade shelters/ toys are best option to fulfill this requirement and good source  to express your love for pet cats. These cute cat crafts will enhance comfort and grace of kitty’s space. So collect supplies and get crafty for your pet cat. 

Scratching Post ideas

Cats like scratching their body  and they often do this activity to take ease themselves.

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a) wooden scratching posts

This floor mounted wooden scratching post is very easy to create.

Supplies :

1-wooden piece 9″x 2″ having ½” thickness     1 no

2-wooden piece 21″x 9″ having ½” thickness    1 no

3-string  50 feet length

4-wooden glue

5- iron nails ¾” long  3 no

Working tools :

Hammer

Procedure :

Drive nails at equal distance on wooden pieces to connect both wooden pieces with each other.Place glue on bigger wooden piece and cover its circumference with string as per image shown below.

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Procedure / tools to make this scratching post  are  same as above but length, shape of wooden pieces/plywood pieces and string are little different.

Supplies :

1-wooden piece 1.5″x 1.5″ having 12″ length     1 no

2- Ply wood piece having ½” thickness    1 no

3-string  20 feet length

4-wooden glue

5- iron nails ¾” long  1 no

Working tools :

Hammer

Procedure :

Place wooden piece vertically, keep ply wood piece at center of  wooden piece  and drive  nail .Paste glue on wooden piece and cover its circumference with string as per image shown below.

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Wall mounted scratching post

Supplies :

1-wooden beading 1.5″x ¾”  24″ length     2 no

2- wooden beading 1.5″x ¾”  9″ length     2 no

3-wooden piece ¾” thick having 24″ length

3-string  40 feet length

4-wooden glue

5- iron nails ¾” long  1 no

Working tools :

Hammer

Procedure :

Paste glue on wooden piece and cover its circumference with string .Now, join wooden pieces by driving nails using hammer.Hang with pillar as per image when completed .

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b) Cardboard scratching posts

This floor mounted cardboard scratching post is very easy to create.

Procedure :

Avail a cardboard carton from local store or you may have at your store .By using paper cutter ,cut it in 2 inch width longitudinally. Roll all length and apply some jointing accessories to join .

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 Cat shelter projects

Wooden cat shelter

Supplies :

1-Avail a packing pallet box from local store

2- Mattress and cushions

Working tools :

Hammer,wood cutting saw

Procedure :

Make an opening at one side of box for cat to get in. Utilize mattress and cushion as per image to have a comfortable cat shelter.

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Hollow blocks Cat shelter

This very attractive cat shelter is created by hollow blocks .Avail hollow blocks from local store .Apply white or any other paint as per your choice .Place blocks as per image shown below and have a elegant cat shelter.

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Cat shelter made by old tires and pallet boxes

Supplies :

1-Old tires           3 no

2- pallet boxes    7 no

3-Steel nails         1½ inch long

4-Jute rope   3 feet long

5-Paint of different colors

Working tools :

Drill machine ,hammer, screw driver, paint brush

Procedure :

Apply different paints on pallet boxes, Make hole ¾” deep  in wall using drill machine as per image below.Make hole in tires to insert rope inside from bottom.Fix pallet boxes and tire on wall  using nails and hammer.

Cat shelter made by old suitcase

Supplies :

1-Old useless suit case

Working tools :

Utility cutter

Procedure :

Cut upper lid/cover of suitcase from backside of suitcase.Provide mattress and comfortable bed is ready for use.Keep this bed on an old table.

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Card board cat shelter

Step by step tutorial to make this cat shelter is available on www.instructables.com

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Adventure tent

If you are inspired by these elegant tents place order online at https://tinkertrading.com

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Cat shelter made by old tires

Supplies :

1-Old car tires  2  no

2-plywood piece  1 no (diameter as per tire)

3-Wooden beading to fix on opening

4-Steel angle as per image

5-Nails

Working tools :

Utility cutter, hammer

Procedure :

Using utility cutter, make openings in tires .Fix wooden pieces at top of openings .Cover top side with plywood piece and drive the nails.

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Cat food bowl stand

To provide you pet cat a graceful and easy to access food bowel, create this food bowel stand.

Supplies :

1-wooden plank  24″x 12″  having ¾” thickness with a round hole 6″ diameter    2 no

2-Carpet piece  24″x 12″ with a round hole 6″ diameter    2 no

3-Wall mounted iron stand to hold wooden planks

4-Adhesive bond

5- iron nails ¾” long  1 no

6-Serving bowels

Working tools :

Hammer

Procedure :

Fix iron stand at bottom of wooden planks and then at wall using nails / hammer .Paste bond on to surface of wooden and join  carpet on it.

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Cat puzzle toy

Supplies :

1-Card board shoes box  1  no

2-Card board tissue roll   11 no

3-Packing paper

Working tools :

Paper cutter, glue

Procedure :

Paste packing  paper on shoe box with glue and place empty tissue cardboard role inside, join one by one using paper glue.

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