Why buy an expensive cat bed or toys at the store when you can make your own cat furniture? There are already plenty of tutorials on how to make DIY cat toys for your feline friend, but with the guide below you can give your cat a special place to sleep as well– handcrafted with love, by you!
This bed is not your usual boring cat bed as it has multiple features, like a scratching board and head massager. We all know that cats love to sit and lay in boxes, and this bed is made out of a wooden box, which means your cat will love it. As a bonus this bed is easy to put together regardless of how you decide to personalize.
In order to make this multi-purpose cat furniture, follow the steps shown in the guide below. To make things easier you can download it here and print it out so you can check it anytime you need while you are getting all crafty.
What you’ll need
- 30 x 40 x 22 cm wooden box
- 10 m 6 mm dia. natural sisal rope
- Soft shoe brush
- Acrylic paint of your choice
- Little painting brush
- Hot glue gun
Instructions on how to make the DIY multi-purpose cat bed
1.Take a wooden box that your cat will fit in. We used one with the following dimensions: 30 x 40 x 22 cm, but you can use a smaller or bigger size depending on the size of your pet.
2.To make the scratching board feature take 10 m of the 6 mm dia. natural sisal rope and start gluing it to one of the sides of the box.
3.Continue by going round and round until you reach the center and the side is fully covered with rope.
4.Stick a soft bristle shoe brush on the other side of the box with a glue gun. This will act as a head massager for your little furry friend.
5.If you want to make your cat’s bed personalized, start sketching their name with a pencil on the front panel of the box.
6.To prevent the remaining rope from unfolding, secure the end with some hot glue.
7.Glue down the piece of rope by following the sketch you made previously on the basket.
8.To make the name stand out, paint the rope with acrylic paint in the color of your choice.
9.Take a pillow with similar measurements as the box and place it inside so your cat can sleep comfortably.
10.The personalized multi-purpose cat bed should be ready for your feline friend to enjoy!