Have you ever bought a fancy cat bed for your feline, only to see them spending their time hidden away in boxes yet again? Although cats love being spoiled, they also find pleasure in the simplest of things – so why not satisfy their needs and build the perfect DIY multipurpose cat bed that is everything your kitten would ever want, without breaking the bank? Not to mention being a stylish addition to your home, fitting even the most sophisticated interior design.
Whether your cat’s favorite activity is scratching, head rubbing, napping, or hanging out in boxes, this multipurpose bed has got you covered for everything! The sisal rope covering one side of the box will satisfy your kitten’s scratching urges (all while doing the rest of your furniture a favor), whereas the shoe brush will cater to their need for head rubs and massages, any time they want! And when they are done with playing, they will be able to snuggle up inside the box, enjoying the comfort of the warm pillow placed for their enjoyment. And the best part of it all? It is all customizable, allowing you to play with colors, shapes, and sizes, as well as adding your kitten’s name to the side of the box!
In order to make this multipurpose cat furniture just follow the steps shown in the guide below. To make things easier you can download it and print it out so you can check it anytime you need while you are getting all crafty.
DIY Multipurpose Cat Bed
This is one DIY multipurpose cat bed that we know your cat will love! Have a read through the process below or scroll down to see the step-by-step photo guide.
What You’ll Need
- 30x40x22cm wooden box
- 10m 6mm dia. natural sisal rope
- Soft shoe brush
- Acrylic paint of your choice
- Little painting brush
- Hot glue gun
- Pillow (make your own, pillows are a super easy sewing project).
Choose a suitable wooden box – for this project, the measurements used were 30x40x22cm. If you have a larger cat, you may need a bigger size!
Get 10 meters of 6mm dia. natural sisal rope, and start covering one of the sides of the box with it, using a hot glue gun. When completely covered, your cat will be able to use it as a scratching surface.
Keep going round and round until you reach the center, carefully covering the whole side. Have a look at the photo tutorial to see how this is done.
To the opposite side of the box, stick a soft bristle shoe brush, using the glue gun. Your cat will be able to massage its head with it.
Using a pencil, start sketching your cat’s name on the front panel of the box. This will give your project a personalized touch.
Use your hot glue gun to secure the end of the leftover rope, so it doesn’t unfold.
Glue down the piece of rope, following the sketch you made on the front panel.Paint over the rope with acrylic paint of your choice, making it pop more.
Paint over the rope with an acrylic paint of your choice, making it pop more.
Place a soft pillow inside, making it comfortable for your cat to sleep on. Use similar measurements as the box you used.
If you have followed the steps correctly, your multi-purpose cat bed should now be finished and ready for your cat to enjoy!