11 Cat Projects You Can DIY With Materials You've Already Got

by Jessica Arnold
Oct 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET
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Do you have a bunch of clothes you've been meaning to donate forever, leftover fabric scraps, or old furniture that's been sitting in a spare room for, like... years? Finally put them to use and make your cat the happiest cat on the block. Old desk? Turn it into a kitty bed fit for a king.

Create a little oasis for your cat. These are our favorite DIY upcycle projects that your cat is going to love.

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1/12 :Cat tent

Use an old T-shirt and wire hanger to make this clever hideaway for your kitty.

2 /12: Suitcase bed

2/12 :Suitcase bed

That old suitcase is junk no more thanks to this stylish cat bed idea.

3 /12: Four-poster bed

3/12 :Four-poster bed

All you need is an old desk to make this bed for the fancier kitties among us.

4/12 :Cat tree

Use actual tree branches to construct this kitty chill zone.

5 /12: Rope scratch post

5/12 :Rope scratch post

Use items around your house like old carpet and rope to create this scratch post.

6 /12: Litter box hideaway

6/12 :Litter box hideaway

Easily create this litter box hideaway using old furniture.

7 /12: Hanging cat basket

7/12 :Hanging cat basket

Not only will this perch make your cat feel cozy and safe, but you can hang it near a window so she can bask in the sunshine.

8 /12: Cat teepee

8/12 :Cat teepee

All you need are some wooden dowels, string and a blanket to create this kitty hideaway.

9 /12: Cat crate

9/12 :Cat crate

Oh, the possibilities of a simple wooden crate. 

10 /12: Cat scratcher

10/12 :Cat scratcher

Got some extra cardboard lying around? Your cat will thank you for it by scratching it to shreds.

11 /12: Cat tree

11/12 :Cat tree

An old table or two becomes a new adventure for your kitty with this adorable upcycled design

12 /12: Pin it!

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12/12 :Pin it!

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