We love upcycles for pets and this cat tent could not be easier to make. Show your cat a little extra love with this sweet upcycled cat tent. All you need is a few minutes, 2 wire hangers, a piece of cardboard and an old t-shirt!
Cats just love exploring nooks and crannies! To make an awesome upcycled cat tent you will need:
- A t-shirt
- 15″ x 15″ piece of cardboard
- 2 wire hangers
- Masking tape
- Safety pins
Step 1 – cut the tops off of your hangers using pliers.
Step 2 – Bend your cut wire hangers and shape them into curves.
Step 3 – Reinforce your cardboard box by taping the edges with masking tape. If your cardboard has creases in it you can also tape over them to provide additional support.
Step 4 – Using your the edge of your hanger, poke holes in each corner of the cardboard. These holes should be around a half an inch in from the sides of the cardboard.
Step 5 – Cross the hanger in the middle. Make sure the ends touch the cardboard so that everything is even. Now tape the hangers really well to secure.
Step 6 – Push the wires ends through the holes you’ve created in the corners. Using your pliers, bend the edges of the wire hangers down. Bend around an inch of the wire so that it sits flush against the bottom of the cardboard. Then tape this down to secure. This will protect your cat from sharp edges and allow the t-shirt to fit well without snagging.
Step 7 – Check to make sure everything is even. If necessary tweak the wire hangers with your pliers.
Step 8 – Pull the t-shirt over the tent frame and position it so the hole is in the middle.
Step 9 – Flip the tent over and fold the excess fabric over the bottom of the cardboard. Make sure the neck hole and sleeves are pulled taut. Then safety pin everything into place.
Alternatively you could cut the t-shirt, but leaving it whole will make it easy to remove and wash it when need be.
Step 10 – Introduce your cat to its new upcycled cat tent!
Source: jessyratfink on Instructables