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Want to know how to make your very own DIY cat tent? If you want to give your furball a place he or she can call its own, then this DIY pet project is for you.

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Cat Tent Upcycling Project

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As you may have known, we don't have a cat. But after one of my friends visited with one, my daughter just kept on bugging me for us to get one.

So being an awesome mom that I am, we adopted one. She's an adorable white ball of fur so we decided to call her Snowball.

Now that we have a new addition to the family, I decided to make her something as a welcome gift and I thought a mini tent for cats would be awesome!

There's nothing better than an upcycling project your pet will love. Find out how you can make a cat tent with just a few easy steps.

What You'll Need for Your Cat Tent:

  • 2 wire hangers
  • small t-shirt
  • tape
  • pliers
  • 15″ x 15″ cardboard
  • 4 safety pins

Step 1: Make U-Shape from Hook

Using your pliers, cut the hook from the wire hangers and make a U-shape.

Step 2: Poke a Hole on Cardboard

Take your cardboard and poke a hole through one corner using one end of the hanger. You should have at least an inch of wire sticking out.

Step 3: Bend End of Wire

With your pliers, bend the end of the wire in a 90-degree angle and secure it with some tape.

Step 4: Poke Other End of Hanger on Opposite Corner

Now take the other end of your hanger and poke it to the opposite corner of your cardboard. Repeat what you did in Step 3 and do the same for the other hanger.

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Step 5: Secure Top with Tape


To ensure that the hangers won't move around, secure the top by putting some tape.

Step 6: Put Frame in T-Shirt

Now that you have your frame completed, put it inside the t-shirt.

Step 7: Secure Sleeves with Safety Pins

You'll have the sleeves and the bottom part flapping around so to fix that, secure it with your safety pins!

Step 8: Place Soft Bedding

Flip it upright and put soft bedding so your cat tent will be nice and comfy.

If you'd like to see how this DIY cat tent was made, watch the video tutorial from Purina Friskies:

And that's it! This should be a great start while your thinking of other DIYs for your cat.

Set it down for your furball to try and welcome him or her to its new home. Wasn't that an easy upcycling project for your pet?

You'll have fun making cat tents even if you have a few more cats to make them for!

What do you think about this DIY cat tent? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 4, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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