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12 DIY Projects That're Totally Going to Change Your Cat's Life

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

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Game changers

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Game changers

Is there a better way to show your precious kitty some love than crafting a gift from scratch? Don't think so.

Originally published November 2015. Updated July 2017.

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Catnip mouse toy

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Catnip mouse toy

Use this pattern to turn extra fabric scraps into great toys for your cat. 

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Pet bowl stand

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Pet bowl stand

Don't make your precious kitty bend over to eat his food

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Cardboard scratching post

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Cardboard scratching post

Use all those extra boxes to give him a place to scratch — besides your furniture. 

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Fancy cat enclosure

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Fancy cat enclosure

Want your cat to explore your whole backyard? Try this fancy wandering enclosure

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Scratching post

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Scratching post

This easy scratching post will last for years. 

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Litter box cabinet

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Litter box cabinet

Give your cat his own space by making a cat door in a cabinet

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Litter box curtain

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Litter box curtain

Keep that litter box out of sight with a pretty curtain

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Indoor cat grass

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Indoor cat grass

Let your indoor cat enjoy the sweet smell of grass

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Cat tree

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Cat tree

All cat trees should be made from actual trees, right?

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Cat teepee

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Cat teepee

Cats love to hide. At least let them do it in style

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Wall shelf perches

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Wall shelf perches

He's going to lay on your shelves anyway. Might as well make him comfortable

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DIY cat projects

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DIY cat projects

Pin now, try the projects later!

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