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« on: January 19, 2009 04:58:43 PM »


So, i came across this great tutorial on Design Sponge to make a round cat scratchy post from cardboard- here's my results.

about 1/2 way

finished- at least as far as i was willing to go after a few hours

in quality testing by Chloe

I used about 3 Avon boxes & lids. Chloe approved and her housemate Ozzy also gave his calws of approval.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 05:50:46 PM »

this is brilliant.  We seem to get tons of boxes and really have no use for them.  Now we do!!!  Thanks for posting this!!  Sugar will like it me thinks!!  WOOOO!!


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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 10:57:47 PM »

My cats LOVE those kinds of scratchers.  Do you have the link to the tutorial?  Was it hard getting them all even?

« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009 08:15:09 AM »

Super work!
I make some similar things with the boxes the kitty litter comes in (have 7 kitties so we had alot of boxes)
Some catnip sprinkled on top really gets them goin and is so much fun to watch.
Similar stuff at pet shops are like 10+$
Yeeehh for recycling!

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009 08:22:07 PM »

here's the link
I had a hard time keeping it even, but mostly i just measured and used an exacto knife to cut strips of cardboard, just like the tutorial. I just wrapped the outside and bottom with painters tape so once the kids have shredded it the remainder can go in the recycle bin.

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009 10:23:45 PM »

Thanks, lucybug33!  I am so going to try this!  I have a 7ft box in my garage left over from my treadmill that's been begging for a purpose  Grin

« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009 02:33:39 PM »

Great idea!  My cat would definitely love something like this.  As I was looking at the one you made, I couldn't help thinking about how much work must have went into holding everything in place and trying to keep the circular shape going.  Then I thought about the scratching pads I have bought from the stores in the past and realized I could easily make my own in the traditional rectangular box shapes they come in at the stores.  It wouldn't look as cool as yours, but it would be quicker.

Thanks for the idea!  I wouldn't have thought about making my own scratching pads without seeing your post.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009 02:43:31 PM »

i used masking tape to hold the layers in place. I suppose hot glue would work as well and probably better for a straight one

« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009 02:44:40 AM »

I personally loved this idea on Design Sponge. The cats absolutely love it.

I made mine only 2 inches tall because I thought I'd run out of cardboard to wrap:

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009 09:32:02 AM »

Wauw, i think it's brilliant!!
Well done!  Grin

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