Welcome to the fourth installment of Meowtel’s How To/DIY series. This month focuses on cat beds, but also check out our previous How To/DIY articles on treats, toys, and enrichment feeders. Whether you love crafting or can’t find a bed to match your decor, these beds will take cat napping to a whole new level.
No Sew Pet Bed by scoochmaroo,Instructables Living
If the idea of making a bed for Fluffy and Peanut seems way too intense for you, no worries! This bed is for beginner crafters. All you need is fleece and some batting (that fluffy stuffing). No sewing required! Pro tip: Skip the stuffing and use an old pillow.
Items needed: Fleece, stuffing, and scissors
Time: 10-15 minutes
Knit Bed by A Beautiful Mess
If you love knitting, this bed is for you. However, if you’re more into crocheting, try this crocheted bed instead.
Items needed: 400-600 yards chunky yarn, 10mm knitting needle, and darning needle
Time: 5+ hours depending on knitting expertise
Cat Baggage Bed by Mother Earth Living
As the original author points out, cats always jump into your suitcase when you’re packing. So, why not give them their own suitcase to sleep in? Turn that old suitcase into an adorable bed for Fluffy.
Items needed: Old suitcase and pillow as well as pliers and/or screwdriver
Time: 10-20 minutes
If your cat loves to hide out but you don’t want to pay that hefty price tag for a fancy tent, make Peanut one of his own using hangers, cardboard, some tape, and an old t-shirt.
Items needed: T-shirt, 2 wire hangers, cardboard, tape, safety pins, and wire cutters or pliers
Time: 30+ minutes
DIY Cat Hammock by The Merry Thought
Purrhaps Peanut loves to lounge high above looking down at everyone, but he would enjoy something more comfy than his cat tree. This adorable hammock lets him do just that. This calls for cutting your own wood, but if you want to take a short-cut, you can definitely pick up scrap wood at stores like Home Depot or Lowes.
Items needed: plywood, miter saw, table saw (or bypass this part and get cut wood as mentioned above), paint, paint brush, sandpaper, canvas, pins, scissors, staple gun, drill, screws and brackets
Time: 60+ minutes
Wall Mounted Cat Basket Bed by Wikihow
Purrhaps you love the idea of a cat hammock but aren’t confident in your skills. Have no fear! Try this basket bed instead.
Items needed: Sturdy basket, tape measure, pillow or blanket, screws, wall anchors, drill and marker
Time: 20 minutes
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