DIY Hanging Scratching Pad for Cats

Keep you feline friend busy with this clever furniture-saving DIY.

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Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Cats need to scratch for many reasons: to remove the dead outer layer of their claws, to mark their territory and to stretch and flex their bodies. Scratching is a normal, instinctive behavior for felines and you shouldn't discourage it completely. However, it's not cool if kitty decides to use your brand new leather sofa to strech our her claws. Instead, encourage your cat to scratch acceptable objects, like this DIY hanging scratching pad.


  • scrap piece of 1x4 wood
  • natural fiber rope
  • hot glue
  • leather string
  • carpet remnant (optional)
  • scissors
  • drill and bit
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Hanging Scratch Pad Vertical Beauty2

Hang the scratch pad from a door knob and let your cat scratch away!

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Hang the scratch pad from a door knob and let your cat scratch away!

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