Cats … they’re just like us! OK, not exactly. But they do love presents. And the boxes the presents came in and the ribbon that came with the boxes. Just in time for the holidays, we partnered with Fresh Step to round up some of the most feline-friendly DIY projects for your precious and playful pet. From a magic wand to a comfy bed, these gifts will please even the pickiest cats:
1. Catnip Carrots
Humans aren’t the only ones who are head over heels for organic food these days. Learn how to make your pretty pet these all-natural catnip carrots and other fruit and veggies over at the blog, Prodigal Pieces.
2. No-Sew Pet Bed
Your cat will feel like she lives in the lap of luxury when you present her with this no-sew, no-glue bed that’s easy to make and beautiful to look at. Visit Southern Mom Loves for the video tutorial.
3. Catnip Fishing Rod
Not only do we love this gorgeous cat toy — and think your favorite feline will, too — but we love how the directions instruct us to “think like a cat” when it comes to selecting the materials. See it for yourself on Design Love Fest.
4. Scratching Post
There are cat scratching posts and then there are cat scratching posts! This dare-we-say elegant design by Allison at Dream A Little Bigger is so streamlined and understated that it looks like it was made by Meow-tha Stewart.)
5. Cat Teaser
Your cat will think you’re Harry Potter after you present her with this magic wand that you can make in minutes using washi tape, shoelaces and a dowel. Follow the simple steps at Building Our Story to create your very own cat teaser.
6. Catnip Gold Medal
Cats are agile and quick, and when they jump down from a high ledge, they stick their landing. They’re natural athletes! So why not give your furry champion a gold medal to call her own? We love this toy — which happens to be filled with catnip — and we think your cat will, too. Laura at Creativity Unmasked has the directions.
7. Hanging Window Seat
Even the “Grumpiest Cat” will be happy this holiday season with this fan-cat-stic hanging window seat. Doreen at Hymns & Verses walks you through the installation here.
Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks …