What Have You Made for Your Pets?

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What have you DIY'd for your pets? Whether it be a cozy bed or cool kitty tree, we want to see how you spoil your fur babies. Post a picture in the comments below of your favorite thing you've made for you pets!
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  • Smi2142518 Smi2142518 on May 30, 2016
    Her own chaise lounge. It is up against my recliner. It is the same length. It is covered with bed pillows and covered with beach towels.

  • Tricia Ann Tricia Ann on May 30, 2016
    I had a set of old suitcases in the storage closet so when I got my new puppy I decided to make her a cozy bed. I must confess she does not sleep in it but we use it for her toy box.

  • Rebouchage Rebouchage on May 30, 2016
    My cat is called Ducky—it's a long story why. I have made her her own poop deck which is a plastic storage box (22l x14w x17h) with a tight lid and I have cut a cat sized hole in one end so she can get in it whenever she wants to. It keeps the odours down to almost nothing, and it is so easy to clean. I'm sorry that I can't show you a picture, simply because I don't have either a smart phone or a digital camera handy. Yes! I'm still living in the stone age, but happy doing it.

  • Rickey Ratliff Rickey Ratliff on May 30, 2016
    Sassy Sue. I made here a sterling silver ID tag in the shape of a cat. Her name is cut in the front and my phone number is stamped on the back. I also included a nice little sleeping beauty turquoise stone on the front. She was missing for 10 weeks one Bitter cold winter. Someone finally found her several miles from home and called me. I think she was very happy to be home and back in a nice warm house.

  • Sadie Seasongoods Sadie Seasongoods on May 30, 2016
    A cat cave with a t-shirt!

  • Sadie Seasongoods Sadie Seasongoods on May 30, 2016
    Also, a hanging scratcher made from a repurposed vintage kitchen tool!!

  • Cindy Small Cindy Small on May 30, 2016
    Turned an old square TV into a great bed for my cats

  • Amanda Webster Amanda Webster on May 30, 2016
    I made this bed out of an old suitcase for my cat Harry 😻

  • Kat5567615 Kat5567615 on May 30, 2016
    My cat has discovered the trampoline. He is an indoor cat so he loves to go out and watch the birds and bugs while safely enclosed in the trampoline.

  • August August on May 30, 2016
    Made a cat toy surprise box out of scrap wood.

  • ReneJackson ReneJackson on May 30, 2016
    My hubby and made a cat shelf all around the room at a Little above eye height. It has a ramp up and down on opposite sides of the room. He loves to climb up there and watch his world. There is a larger shelf that has an attched(with Velcro) pillow.

  • Val Val on May 30, 2016
    I bought a wood cabinet, sanded, painted and cut out a hole the shape of a cat's head with a jig saw to make this hidden litter box cabinet. The only thing I would do differently is to use polyurethane on the inside to keep moisture away. I have shelf lining there. I should add that my oldest cat at 18 was "going" where he wasn't supposed to, so putting this where he was going stopped that. Now, he uses the box. There is a metallic gold under the lattice work in the front and it cost me under $45.00 to make.

  • Qnospade Qnospade on May 30, 2016
    Cat Tree

  • Barb in Texas Barb in Texas on May 30, 2016
    My last place had exposed rafters instead of a ceiling, so I made shelves on one wall that the cats could hop up to and get into the rafters. They could come down the same way, but they preferred to run across, jump onto my tall cabinet, and then onto the waterbed, usually while I was sleeping. They spent hours up there.

  • Ecf2651461 Ecf2651461 on May 30, 2016
    I make fun stuff for my 3 birds a 32+ year old African Gray Congo, a 24 year old Blue & Gold Macaw and a 6 year old Mandy Conure.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on May 30, 2016
    My big cat Cornelius loved to lay in my yarn stash so one day I made him his own mat. Now that he is gone, I make them for the local no-kill shelters to either give to the kitties or sell in their gift shop. You can see the post here if you want to make some for your own furbaby or a shelter near you. http://www.thriftyfun.com/Crocheted-Cat-Mats.html

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    • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on May 30, 2016
      @Sandra Allen Looks like it is nice and flat. You do good work.

  • Serbella Serbella on May 30, 2016
    Kitty condo made from six heavy duty computer boxes. The Queen needs her castle to survey her kingdom.

  • Emma Emma on May 30, 2016
    God Bless you and the Shelter you support, Sandra. I was visiting my aunt in Roseburg and couldn't believe all the feral kittens I saw near her home. I have 7 rescues myself -- one with feline AIDS.

  • Jacquie Blair Jacquie Blair on May 30, 2016
    These are pictures of a bed cushion and quilt that I made for my dog Chico. It needed to match better with my living room decor - Chico doesn't mind the pink!

  • Melody Rodriguez Melody Rodriguez on May 30, 2016
    Ziggy's toy basket! Painted top and bottom trim w/silver paint pen, then added some "bling" with rhinestone center trim. Also lined the inside with vinyl.

  • Danni Rothery Danni Rothery on May 30, 2016
    I recently cut down a tree in my garden and also had some decking boards replaced, so used the old decking boards to create this for my cat...

    • Cindi Cindi on May 30, 2016
      @Danni Rothery What a great idea. My neighbor had a corner shelf built into their fence for the stray cats. I might take an old cat tree and do something like this so my cats can look over without GOING over the fence. My neighbors don't mind but I like them to stay in their own yard.

  • Maggie Ann Maggie Ann on May 30, 2016
    My daughter made a kitty condo from a sturdy cardboard boxy, using gold duct tape, and decorating it with drawings.

  • Karla Helton Karla Helton on May 30, 2016
    My hubby helped me build this indoor tree for our cat. She loves it.

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    • Karla Helton Karla Helton on May 31, 2016
      We have several dead cedar trees on our property. My hubby cut branches in two foot pieces. He cut plywood for the shelves. I covered the shelves and one pole with carpet. We both agree that the branches should have been 18" instead of two feet.

  • Bonnie Bonnie on May 30, 2016
    That's awesome. Good job!

  • Hales Newson Hales Newson on May 30, 2016
    Garfields House

  • Kim Kim on May 30, 2016
    I filled a long container of soil with catnip plants for my Catio. My kitties love it!

  • Vicki Cain Vicki Cain on May 30, 2016
    I took a wiffle ball covered it mostly in fabric pieces leaving 1 hole open and filled that hole full of catnip. I then covered hole with fabric my friends cat just loved it to pieces but it took some time for him to get holes in fabric to get to catnip, like months.

  • Leah M Leah M on May 30, 2016
    Sorry I don't have a picture, but we had a catio built for the cats back in 2005. Some almost live out there year around, only coming in for necessaries like food and drink

  • Pamela Thomson Pamela Thomson on May 30, 2016
    I used a bought cat tree on one side and modified it by replacing a tube she didn't used with a platform she uses a lot. Using 2x4's, plywood pieces, 2x6 (top andfor the steps) and metal bracket and joiners all covered by carpet. Mystic (my pixie-bob) loves it, we placed it around the patio doors but with enough room for her to fit on the top. I added wider pieces af each end of the top so she could turn around or lay down on it easily.

  • Kate_tremul Kate_tremul on May 30, 2016
    We have two Somali cats , Miss Elsa and Torrango . They are in a run at night using Australian Cat net , they have a new winter house in there now . have added blankets since this photo was taken cheers :)

    • Sparkles Sparkles on May 30, 2016
      @Kate_tremul what is Australian cat net? where so you get it?

  • Che3720085 Che3720085 on May 30, 2016
    I made a 6 1/2 foot kitty condo and my 3 love love love it

  • I cut fallen pine trees to make indoor climbing fun for my Amazon parrots. Repurposing plastic soda bottles make great hanging toy storage that the birds grab as they want.

  • Sarah Sarah on May 30, 2016
    Kitty perch

  • Kellie Kellie on May 30, 2016
    Fav Blanket

  • Rosebud Rosebud on May 30, 2016
    I took a large saucer for under a plant and put dirt and grass.. As you can see my baby loves his indoor grass...

    • Angel Angel on May 31, 2016
      What a great idea. My 2 cats like to eat the herbs I have growing on the window sill. Some have been ruined and others I've had to move several times. I think they would love their very own patch of grass. Love it :)

  • Kate_tremul Kate_tremul on May 31, 2016
    Hi Sparkles it is special net , very similar to tennis court net, especially designed for cat runs , very fast to install and very efficient . e bout it as a kit , it has the to doors with heavy duty zip up closures ours is over 7 years old and still fantastic . highly recommend it Not sure what supplier we used, there are several sites for this product For eg. Please check out this site for further information. http://www.catnets.com.au/ PS: Sparkles , this is my first post on Hometalk , thank you for your question cheers :)

  • Kate_tremul Kate_tremul on May 31, 2016
    sorry Sparkles I have sticky keys on keyboard should have read ' We bought it as a kit ... '

  • Joanne Brogan Joanne Brogan on May 31, 2016
    Cat cave

  • Joanne Brogan Joanne Brogan on May 31, 2016
    An old tee shirt and a cardboard box. Just tuck the sleeves inside themselves and watch your cats hang out and relax inside.

    • Renee Scallan Bingham Renee Scallan Bingham on May 31, 2016
      @Joanne Brogan I did a couple of these and stacked them, I have two handicapped cats and they are just low enough they can play in them.

  • Mandy Smith Mandy Smith on May 31, 2016
    What a cute baby!

  • Jan piner Jan piner on May 31, 2016
    Jan Piner Wilson

  • DORLIS DORLIS on May 31, 2016
    I broke my arm and could not drive so ordered bags of cat food and litter from Amazon. The cats get the boxes to sleep in or hide in for a week or so. Nothing better than boxes and paper bags to play with.

  • Joanne Brogan Joanne Brogan on May 31, 2016
    I bet they love them, bless you.

  • Robin Robin on Jun 01, 2016
    My husband made this for our cats.

  • Gail Welick Gail Welick on Jun 02, 2016
    I ALWAYS and FURREVER keep my furr babies indoors with plenty fresh growing greens for them to nibble on and a lot of toys to play with!

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 02, 2016
    I found an old Tupperware bread box, measured two matching plastic bowls in the top and cut them out. With the bowls inside and some rocks to weigh it down with, he couldn't slosh the water or tip out the food. My feet were saved!

    • DORLIS DORLIS on Jun 06, 2016
      @Sandra Allen I have steel fountains for my 4 and they love them, the water moves.

  • Paula Lotte Paula Lotte on Jun 03, 2016
    I crocheted beds out of fabric strips for my 2 boys.

    • DORLIS DORLIS on Jun 07, 2016
      @Paula Lotte That just may keep some of the hair from collecting on furniture.

  • Michelle W Michelle W on Jun 03, 2016
    Made a screen patio for some safe outdoor time for my kitty's!

  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jun 04, 2016
    My four have the run of the house. Tables near the windows have plants arranged to the cats needs. They climb and walk across shelves with figurines, etc and somehow, over the 30 plus years, have never knocked anything down. They own my lap. I also keep cardboard boxes during the winter for them to sleep in and paper bags to play in. I guess you would call me a crazy cat lady.

    • Ruidoso Ruidoso on Jun 04, 2016
      @DORLIS You and me darling are both in the same club. I have six--four of them are brothers and they behave like humans too with the same attitudes and antics.

  • NOE NOE on Jun 06, 2016
    I made this for my buddy Francisco

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 06, 2016
    I will have this again if I have another pet. Thanks for the tip!!