The world has gone cat crazy, and I have to admit, I freaking love it. I have been a cat person for as long as I can remember (don’t get me wrong, I love dogs, but I prefer the stealthy arrogance of cats), so the internet cat boom has served me well. Since I’m obsessed with my adorable little purring machine, of course I don’t mind spending money on keeping her happy and healthy, but all the expenses do add up. So for all of you who, like me, enjoy getting their hands dirty and saving some money at the same time, enjoy this collection of awesome DIY cat projects.
Actual Cat Tree
This is a very ambitious project, but if you have the time and means to do it, I would highly recommend it. This tree is not only a great natural play area for your cat, but it doubles as a beautifully bold and rustic decoration piece in your home.
Instead of a large cat tree in the house, install these cat shelves for a sleeker, space-saving approach. It’s pretty straightforward to get done, and your cat gets to climb around and still feel regal when sitting on the highest shelf.
Cats are intelligent, but they need that constant stimulation in play to keep them smart. This treat puzzle is a cinch to make, will hardly cost you anything, and will offer your cat hours of fun and brain training.
No one wants to see or smell a kitty litterbox in the house, but if your pet is housebound, then unfortunately it’s just one of those things you have to deal with. Instead of having it so obviously out in the open, conceal it within furniture so that no one is the wiser.
I love my cat to death, of course, but she can be very demanding at times when I’m busy working, cooking or eating. So for those times that I can’t pet her, I’ll build this damn near genius contraption so that she can get herself petted and stay off my laptop!
If your cat is anything like mine, he kicks his litter all over the place and makes a very unwanted mess. This covered litter box is an absolute lifesaver in this regard; no more gross cleaning up!
I’ve become much too accustomed to kicking or tripping over my cat’s food and water bowls that simply sit on the floor (and of course, she often tips her water bowl over), so this stand seems to be the perfect project for me. You can paint it plain and simple with your pet’s name on it, or make up an elaborate design; turn into a feature!
Cats love tucking away in dark enclosed spaces, so why not crochet a cute little igloo-style bed for your fuzzy feline? The project isn’t too hard to do as long as you stick to the pattern, and if you use a good carpet or thick t-shirt yarn, the bed will sustain the clawing.
Cats love staring out the window; even though mine can simply hop out the open window and actually be outside, I usually catch her just sitting on the windowsill, looking out as if she’s a philosopher contemplating the world. If you don’t have a nice windowsill seat for your cat, make this comfy and fun window perch so that regardless of whether yours is an indoor or outdoor kitty, he still gets to gaze out.
Cardboard Cat scraper