Christmas Boxes / Kitty Cat Condo

2 Materials
4 Hours
We have a lot of new / young and energetic pets in our house. So this holiday season I have modified a lot of our Christmas decorating to make it as pet friendly as possible. We opted not to put up the tree this year as it would be in grave danger from all the four legged house hold members. Not to mention that it might also put our furry friends in danger.
I put up a few decorations but there was still something missing. A few days later I received a package in the mail and subsequently found myself with a large empty box. Now most folks might not be all that inspired by a big empty box but well I was and if you have cats then you probably know where this is going.
I taped the empty box up. Cut a couple of holes in it and wrapped it up to make a Christmas Box Decoration / Cat bed.
But you can't have just one Christmas present by itself even if it ins't a real gift. Or maybe it is. The cats seem to like it.
Any way I had more boxes and more wrapping paper so.....
I repeated the steps a few more times.
Cut hole(s) in box.
Wrap box.
Cut hole(s) in wrapping paper and tape to secure.
Connect boxes with more tape. Repeat as desired.
I ended up making 3 sections with two boxes each.
Happy Holiday!
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Suggested materials:

  • Empty boxes
  • Christmas Wrapping Paper

Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab
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  • Tammy Rish Tammy Rish on Dec 27, 2016
    I saw a similar idea on the Facebook page of "Cole and Marmalade". Their owner made a big corner pyramid of decorated boxes with strategic holes for them to climb up and through the "tree". I would skip the ribbon. One of my girls loves to eat ribbon, string, thread, etc.. One tummy surgery on her was enough. Love the idea.

  • Susan Rogers Garton Susan Rogers Garton on Jan 12, 2017
    I make temporary kitty condos with boxes. I glue them together. I get a lot of boxes from online shopping. I don't cover them with paper though. But I will now. Usually I just let them tear them up for a week and throw them out but this is so much cuter.