Cats always go for the cheap cat toys, so why buy expensive ones at the store? After a little digging around on Pinterest, I found 7 DIY cat projects that I just have to try. These projects are all pretty inexpensive and many of them involve re-purposing old items that you don’t use any more. I’m a crafty person, but I prefer projects that don’t require any power tools or real sewing know-how. My plan is to try one of these this week and show you all the results on Friday (whether is a win or a fail).
1. Peek-a-boo Box
Just put treats or a toy inside and let your kitty exercise his/her mind by figuring out how to push the toy or treat out of the box.
Instructions can be found at http://www.meeoow.com/diy-peek-a-boo-cat-toy/
2. No-Sew Pet Bed
I’ve made no-sew blankets before, so I think this one would be easy. Since felt comes in so many different colors and patterns, the possibilities are endless.
Instructions can be found at http://pets.squidoo.com/how-to-make-a-no-sew-pet-bed
3. Sweater Cat Bed
This seems like a great way to make a cat bed too! There is a little less variety with this than there is with the felt no-sew bed, but the cats may like that it smells like me.
Instructions can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watchv=6Wa2D6QaYEg&list=LL1s0HOVUcfTUEdffl0xiQJw&feature=share&index=17
4. Party Maker (Wand Toy)
My cats love toys like this! At this price, I can afford to let them destroy a few of them 🙂
Instructions can be found at http://www.friskies.com/Diy-Toys/the-partymaker
5. Knotty Spider
Cinco and Manna are milk-ring junkies. I’m not sure if they would like the addition of tassels or not, but it would be fun to try.
Instructions can be found at http://www.friskies.com/Diy-Toys/knotty-spider
6. Cardboard Cat Chase Lounge
This is just too cute. I can imagine decorating it and maybe even adding a little pillow.
Instructions can be found at http://www.moderncat.net/2008/08/30/diy-cardboard-cat-chaise-complete-with-a-pattern/
7. Cat Tent
Yet another awesome way to re-purpose an old item of clothing! I’m sure my shy guy, Cinco, would love to have a tent of his own to hide in.
Instructions can be found at http://www.goodshomedesign.com/creative-idea-cat-diy-cat-tent/