DIY Sunday - T-shirt Cat Tent!
Every week we're running a feature on some of the niftiest cat-related DIY projects so you can give them a go. DIY means your cat can have something super special at a relatively inexpensive cost to you - so you'll be sure to be in your kitty's good books!
Today we've got a great one for you thrifty cat-lovers! If you need think the feline in your life would benefit from a little snug hideaway, but don't want to spend £30+ on a mediocre product from the pet shop this is just the thing for you! Your cat will love laying-low in this easy t-shirt tent when he or she fancies some downtime - and it couldn't be easier to make - just take at this clever tutorial by jessyratfink from the Instructables website! We love how her cat insists on being involved at every stage!
For This Purr-fect Cat Tent, You Will Need:
- A medium t-shirt
- A piece of cardboard (prefferably around 15 x 15 inches)
- Two Everyday Wire Hangers
- Safety Pins
1. Cut the squiggly 'hook' part of each hanger so that you are left with two long wires (pliers will work well for doing this)
2. Shape the hangers into a curved shaped that will go from corner to corner of your cardboard (as below) and - if your cardboard is a bit flimsy - reinforce it with tape or more cardboard.
3. Poke a hole in each corner of the cardboard using the end of one of the hangers.
4. Tape the two hangers together so they criss-cross tidily over the cardboard (as below).
5. Push the ends four of your hanger 'x' into the four holes you just made in the cardboard whilst your cat looks on completely unimpressed.
6. Bend the last inch of the wires down that come out at the back of the cardboard and tape them to secure.
7. Pull the shirt over the tent frame so that the neck hole is in the front middle and the bottom of the shirt is trailing behind the tent frame.
8. Fold up the excess from the bottom of the shirt and thighten it up so the neck hole is taut - safety pin the bottom in place. Pull the sleeves tight and safe them in place as well.
9. The tshirt MUST be tight over the frame so, if neccessary, keep tucking and safety pinning it until this si achieved.
10. Your cat tent is finished. Stand back and admire your work whilst your cat enjoys their new hideaway!
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