Meow! I came up with this DIY cat bed and scratcher because I noticed that my kitty loves to sleep next to his scratching post. I thought having a place where he can sleep and scratch would be super cool! I saw this cheap tube at the store and immediate thought… DONUT! Yum! This is a no-sew craft so anyone can easily make it! What do you guys think?
You will need:
- a metal duct tube
- I found mines at a local home improvement store for $3!
- sisal rope
- I used about 150 feet.
- glue gun and glue sticks
- different colored felt
- you can also use pom poms
First, bend the tube into a circle and tape it up well. I used packaging tape because I couldn’t find my duct tape, but if you have duct tape, use that instead!
Now glue the end of sisal rope onto the tube. Start wrapping the sisal ripe around and around the tube. You can glue down the ripe every now and then to keep it in place. This will take a long long time. I took a break in between wrapping because my kitty already wanted to lay in it. Make note that there will be spaces showing through. If you have extra rope, I would just wrap it around twice to cover up the holes. I didn’t have extra rope so I cut strips of ripe and glued the into the gaps.
Take your fleece and fold it in half. Put it on the table and put the rope donut on top. Trace around the outside of the donut. Then cut the fleece out.
Glue the circles together leaving a small space so you can stuff it.
Stuff the circle until you think it is fluffy enough. (You can throw in some catnip here for an extra surprise for your kitty!) Glue the hole closed when you are finished stuffing.
Glue the fluffy circle pillow to one side of the donut to make the bed area. It looks pretty cool like this, but I want it to really look like a donut!
Take your different colored felt and cut it into little sprinkle shapes. You can also use pom poms if you don’t want to cut so many sprinkles out. Glue them randomly all over the top of your donut!
That’s it! You’re done! It looks yummy and comfy! Here are some pictures of my kitty, Eugene, laying in the bed!