Once upon a time, a cat was just a cat. Kitty would have a bed, a bowl and maybe something to scratch on so it wouldn’t wreck the furniture. For most of us, our cats are fully integrated members of our family. They lounge, sleep, play, and sometimes keep a rodent problem at bay. Let’s celebrate our four-legged friends by creating a few fun things for them to enjoy.
My pets are often the recipients of DIY projects. So, I was elated to discover Moderncat. Let’s face it, there’s tons of Doggie DIY, but cats are sometimes overlooked. Moderncat is a resource for cat owners with a contemporary style. Moderncat searches for cat products and resources that not only complement a modern aesthetic, but also present functionally innovative ideas that make living with cats an even more enjoyable experience. In a clear and concise format, Moderncat combines product reviews for cat owners, along with wonderful DIY projects. Here’s a sampling:
3 DIY Cat Projects
These dapper little mice are constructed from recycled men’s suit and shirt fabrics. Follow the Moderncat link for complete instructions and download-able pattern.
This fun cat pad uses old corrugated cardboard boxes to make a stylish scratching pad.
3. Kitty Condo’s seem to be all the rage in the DIY cat world. Last year, I wrote about a cat house, the Caboodle. It combined kids, cats and a lot of fun. This Kitty Condo (main image above) has it all and more – aesthetic appeal, cat fun, and you can make it yourself. Follow this demo video and make a 3-section kitty condo from a few basic supplies.
Got a cool cat? Don’t forget to check out the ever-popular Cat Sweater Hoodie Knitting Pattern.