Introduction: Cat Bed From Recycled Material

My cat has never had a proper bed in my house and I wanted to make him one. He has a cat tree which has a bed on the top, but he has outgrown it and also needed a new one anyway.


- cardboard box

- old towels

- pillow

- staple gun and staples

- utility knife

- ruler

- pencil

- something to use as support for stapling

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Gather everything you need and go to an open space so you have space to work.

Step 2: Measure

Measure each side at several places between 6 and 7 inches, as desired, from the bottom of the box and mark. This will be where the box gets folded down to reinforce the sides.

Step 3: Connect the Dots

Connect the dots from the previous step. This will insure that the fold is straight.

Step 4: Score the Box on the Line

Cut open the corners of the box from the top down to the measured line. Then score the box along the measured line.

Step 5: Fold

Fold in the sides of the box along the scored line.

Step 6: Towels

Secured the towels, using a staple gun, around all sides of the box to create padding.

Step 7: Pillow

Add a pillow and some more padding as necessary.

Step 8: Final Product

Place your pet’s favorite blanket on top and secure it to the bottom of the box using the staple gun.

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