If you're a cat owner, you know two things about kitties: #1, They like heights, and #2, they like warmth. I can always count on finding my own cat in a handful of different places around my apartment, including either right up against the radiator, or high up on my bedroom dresser. If your feline is anything like mine, she'd flip over a DIY radiator cat bed like this one.
I've seen this phrase tumbling around on the internet for a while now: "Plant Lady is the New Cat Lady." To that I say, why not both? I only say that because I am a die-hard cat lover who has recently discovered her love of indoor jungles. The good news is you can totally go crazy in both cat and plant departments - you just have to be smart about it. There are plenty of easily-accessible houseplants out there that are non-toxic to both cats...
I love my cat. I'm not shy about admitting that (I even mention it in my bio). I'm also not ashamed to say I think she's the best cat in the world. Her name is Donut, but I also refer to her as "Angel Face" or "Precious Baby Kitty" (which drives my fiancé crazy, I'm sure). The cat drinks filtered water and has a basket full of toys. She's one of the more spoiled cats out there, and leads a pretty cushy life (as evidenced by this plushy DIY cat bed I made especially for her).
Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time to start thinking about costumes... and if you have a dog or a cat, then perhaps you're considering dressing them up too! Click through to check out ten of our favorite simple DIY costumes for your pet (or just to have a good laugh!).
Halloween is just around the corner, and I realized that I didn't have a costume lined up for my puggle Charlie. Turns out there are tons of great tutorials floating around the internet! Here are ten totally adorable last minute DIY pet costumes.
Want to dedicate some wall space to your dog or cat? Not too keen on cheesy pet portraits? Well, I have just the answer for you - make a custom print using some non-toxic paint and your pet's paw!
Besides DIYing, DIYers love their pets. These 15 examples prove as much. From magical to minimal, from challenging to easy, there's something for every decor and skill level.
We're starting of with this lovely entry from DIY Network in which a rather roomy
My pup Charlie goes through toys quickly. And I mean really quickly. What can I say? The dog loves to play. So I've found that the best option is to make toys and games for him. Here are a few of my favorites, along with some great toys for your feline friends as well.
June is kids and pets month here at Curbly which, as a self-proclaimed "Crazy Dog Lady" makes me really happy! While I love all animals and pets, today I'm focusing on the furry kind: cats and dogs. Check out my top ten picks for each and give your four-legged friends something to really bark (or purr) about!
When I adopted my puggle, Charlie, two years ago, one of the biggest surprises was how much stuff I needed to get for him...and how expensive everything was. So of course, the logical solution was to start making things... and you can too! Here are ten of my favorite projects.
Here's a quick DIY cat condo tutorial for you to try out using milk crates as the base.
Whenever I do a project I always challenge myself to use just what I have on hand to the greatest extent possible. The few things I bought for this project were glue stick refills and a bit of catnip spray to try and attract claws to the sides when done.
I started out with two plastic crates, that weren't exactly the same size, and cut holes out to make...
The Meow't ® Cat Patio mounts in any slidey uppy-downy window 22 1/2" to 36" wide, has a flap door to minimize heating and cooling loss and a translucent roof so you can keep an eye on your cat-child. The kicker is the ventilated paw-print porch itself, of course. The porch section is 11 1/4" by 12" x 11 1/2" tall. At $150 from Improvements it's not the cheapest cat toy you can buy, but I'm thinking it just might be DIY-able! Via.
1Apparently, cats have this thing where they like to install themselves in cozy spaces: spots like drawers, behind furniture, and if its available, an appropriately-sized empty cardboard box. So, take advantage of their penchant for nookery, and make them do what they do in style.
- Large sheets of corrugated cardboard
- Hot glue gun
- Utlity knife
- Cutting mat or scrap surface
Begin by downloading the pdf pattern...
Jules over on Ikea Hacker had a great idea of turning Dukig Doll’s Bed ($25) into a kitty bed. A few coats of black matte paint and a homemade animal print cushion and you’d have a bed fit for any small furry family member. Aww!
Kitchen chairs, bar stools, porch furniture, patio furniture, window seats, sofas, chairs, floor pillows, dog beds, doll beds, cat beds, and that's all I can think of, this tutorial will show you step-by-step how to make your own boxed and corded cushions.
You can ditch the cord for a more modern look.
Have at it this Spring with the beautiful large graphic print fabrics available for the interior and the new outdoor fabrics--to die for!
Check out this simple and free--thanks to your cat--way to make a toy that will drive your cat crazy!
Have you seen Brodberg & Ridderstrale's Hood Chair? Made of plywood, steel and felt, the chair celebrates the just-toss-your-coat-anywhere idea. An intriguing object to be sure, and wouldn't kitty just love to snuggle up for a long nap in that hood?
How about making an extra folded paper star or two for the four-legged friend in your life? Just toss one near your favorite feline and ten seconds later you will have one spit-soaked star and one very happy cat.