12 Adorable DIYs for Cats + Cat Lovers

You'll love making these cute feline-friendly DIY projects almost as much as you love your cat. Almost.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Cozy, Upcycled Pop-Up Tent

Create the ultimate lair for your best bud with an old shirt and some simple supplies. First, clip and straighten two wire hangers, and bend both into an arch. Cross them over one another, securing them at the top with duct tape. Push the end of each wire through the corners of the cardboard base below, bending at a 90-degree angle to secure. Next, drape the shirt over the wire framework, lining up the collar along the base to create an entryway. Neatly fold and wrap the sleeves and excess material around the bottom of the cardboard base and secure with tape.

Boho-Chic Basket Lounge

Whether your cat is super playful or downright lazy, she'll love this aerial lounge with a killer view. The key to this project is making sure your basket is super sturdy (ideally with a metal frame) and hanging it from the ceiling using a proper anchor to support your cat's weight. Use an embroidery hoop at the top to give kitty more space to lounge and play.

Wall Art or Scratchpad?

If you have a cat that loves to use her claws, you'll both dig this clever, DIY scratchpad. Refurbish an old frame by giving it a fresh coat of paint, then replace the art with a patterned door mat (coco coir works best) trimmed to fit the frame. You'll need a deep-set frame and heavy-duty tape to secure the mat inside the frame. Once you're finished, hang it with proper anchors and hardware so it will stay put during playtime.

Changing Table = Pet Feeding Station

This project is just the thing for storing pet food and supplies. Transform an old dresser or changing table with a fresh coat of paint and your cat's essentials (toys included!).

Changing Table = Pet Feeding Station

Using a jigsaw, cut out two holes slightly smaller than your pet food bowls. Be sure to secure the pet bed with hook-and-loop tape so it won't slide off when kitty jumps in. Watch our video for instructions.

Personal Scratch Assistant

Treat your little furball to this easy-to-install self-scratcher. Simply attach a bristle brush to the wall, doorway or furniture about 12 inches from the floor. Use removable adhesive strips so you can reposition the brush later if needed. Now, kitty can rub against the brush whenever the mood strikes.

Recycled Tee Toys

Upcycle your old tees into something your cat will stalk and cuddle with delight. Make this just like you would make a decorative pom-pom. Cut the old material into long, 1-inch-wide strips, then wrap the strips around your hand or a piece of cardboard. Tie the looped material off at the top with a piece of yarn. Using scissors, snip the bottom of the looped material and fluff it up so the yarn can't be seen. Finish by spraying with catnip, then kick back and get ready for the show.

Upcycled Pet Food Bin

If space for food and toys is limited, upcycle an old litter container into the ultimate storage bin and scratch post. All you need is spray paint, painter's tape, jute rope and a hot glue gun. Be sure to give the container a thorough cleaning before storing any food or toys inside!

Upcycled Kitty Playground

Transform old dresser drawers into a wall-mounted kitty playground. Add scrap carpet to the bottom of each drawer for a comfy landing spot. Watch our video for instructions.

Feline Flats

Channel your inner artist to create a fun and simple design that'll cheer you up every time you look down. Embellish a pair of canvas flats or sneakers using fabric paint. Lightly sketch your design, then fill in the design with paint. Let them dry overnight before wearing.

Purrfect Barware

Curling up with a glass of wine just got a lot more fun. Use a small paintbrush and dishwasher-safe glass paint to make your own playful design with your feline BFF in mind.

Precious Paw Print

Stamp your BFF's adorable, little paw on an 8-by-10-inch piece of card stock to create a meaningful piece of artwork. Be sure to use a non-toxic ink pad and wipe her paw clean before she runs off! Matte and frame the image for a stylish keepsake you'll treasure for years to come.

Cat Magnetism

Dress up the refrigerator with these cute and colorful magnets. Spray-paint tiny, plastic cats in fun colors, then glue magnets onto the bottom (or back) of the figurines for an instant dose of catittude.

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