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Topic: Cardboard Boxes to Scratching Pad and Kitty Bed  (Read 4629 times)
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« on: September 13, 2010 08:18:42 AM »

We had tons of cardboard piling up, so put it to use making things for our kitty, Burton Guster (otherwise known as Gus, or Chocolate Einstein...)
So, he got a padded bed, from a box, tons of scraps of batting/stuffing, and an old pillowcase.
My husband cut a bunch of cardboard into strips and made a scratching pad, (he just shoved all the strips into a box top) like the ones we had seen in Petsmart. Amazingly, our kitty, who has never really scratched anything, went right to it and began to claw. It is still the only thing he claws on, so apparently, it works!





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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010 08:56:44 AM »

So cute! What a smart project. Also, your cat's name is the best thing ever.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010 08:58:29 AM »

I love the first pic, its priceless!
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010 09:16:55 AM »

Awww! Super cute bed. That second photo makes me want to get a kitten even more now LOL
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010 09:17:52 AM »

great idea....did you glue the strips of cardboard into the box to make the scratch pad?
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010 09:28:26 AM »

What a great thrifty way to make your cat happy! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010 10:16:50 AM »

Your cats name is the bomb. =) I may have to whip one of these up today! I know my two kitties would love it!
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010 10:42:42 AM »

My kitties adore cardboard in any form, I'm thinking they would love some of these! Thanks so much for sharing, and your kitty is adorable!
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010 12:38:53 PM »

Damn my husband for making boxes, but that's corrugated paper. Cardboard is like what cereal boxes are made of (trust me, I kept calling all boxes cardboard and the husband would get SO MAD since he worked for a long while at a warehouse making corrugated paper boxes). XD


I really need to do something like that; we've ended up with 4 cats and they have nothing to scratch.


For the bed-box, did you sew the cover around it into place? Or is it draped over? Smiley
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Hahah  Love the kitty's name.  "Gus, don't be a gooey chocolate chip cookie."  Kudos.
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