Posts Tagged “box”
I made this cute kitty box a couple of years ago (instruction how to make your own HERE), and Ruby just loves hanging out in it. 🙂
Here´s how to turn a boring old box (from a printer in this case) into something more cute and interesting…
Step 1: Paint the box in a colour you like. I used the colours red and black because they are my favourite colours, but also because I still had old tins of paint in those colours lying around.
Step 2: download some cat-shape templates from the internet, print them on plain paper, cut them out with a pair of scissors, and trace around them on the box with a pen. Then use a cutter (Stanley knife) to carefully cut the cat and paw print shapes out of the box.
Step 3: Cut out a cat head shape at the back of the box so when your kitty is inside the box it can look through the back as well.
Step 4: Use your imagination to cut out shapes and also paint stuff onto the box.
Step 5: Apply some carpeting on top of the box with epoxy glue. This is great for kitties like my Spider, who loves to sit *on* the box rather than inside it. I got a very cheap white rug for €1.50 from IKEA and cut it to shape, plus I also bought a cushion that fits the shape of the box (however, said cushion is now actually being used by myself as a neck rest, haha!).
Step 6: Stick on some rhine stones/fake jewels using superglue.
Step 7: Again, use your imagination and go wild with painting stuff on the box. I used black paint and a silver colour liquid ink pen for this + fake jewels for the eyes and nose of the cat head.
Step 8: Paint the cutouts from Step 2 and 3 in a colour you like and stick them on the side of the box with epoxy glue or superglue.
So far my cats have not used the box, but it´s probably because the paint and glue smells are still very strong. I guess I have to give it a few days to dry properly and then I´m sure my kitties will love it! 🙂
My cat-dar has been doing its job, and these are my latest catty acquisitions.
I absolutely adore my Kitty Purry mobile phone cover from Katy Perry´s Prism Collection! LOVE IT!
Yes, I know, my screen is cracked – but with this nice, thick silicone cover my phone will surely bounce off the floor if I drop it again! 😉
Found this at a local shop – a rubbery kitty-shaped clock!
This beautiful box goes purrfectly with the colour of the walls in my bathroom. And, of course, there´s a cat on it!
Inside box detail – another black kitty on the inside. 🙂
A kitty loo to sleep in (Squeaky being rather gross, sleeping next to the pee and the poo).
Okay, so is this a bit more sensible and less gross?
After a hard day´s work of DIY….
I even “do” the conventional box sometimes…
I iz a geek cat in a box. Yes, I iz.
Spider: “Jeez, isn´t anything sacred around here?!”
Spider is a very clever cat and conceives most of his best ideas (for example, new innovative ways of snorting catnip) by thinking outside the box.
Green really IS her colour…
Oh, hello there!
I can seeeee you!
Spider has a beautiful new bed box with his name on it!
And his favourite toy: mylar balls!