If you have an old t-shirt and a few wire hangers around the house, you have everything you need to make this tent for your cat in about ten minutes. Sure, you want your cat to have toys, but cat accessories aren't cheap and they will just end up in an empty box anyways. Make your own.
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This project takes about ten minutes, and all you need is:
- A medium sized t-shirt (or larger if you have a big cat or just want to make a bigger tent)
- Two wire hangers
- A 15x15 inch piece of cardboard (or larger)
- Wire cutters
- Safety pins
- Masking or painter's tape
Once you have all your supplies, cut the hangers where they meet to form the hook. Bend them into a U shape that reaches diagonally across the cardboard. Tape the creases to reinforce the cardboard, then poke holes in each corner and put the end of the hangers into each hole so that they cross over the middle of the cardboard. Tape the hangers together where they cross, then bend them under in the corners and tape it down. Put the whole structure into the shirt so that the neck hole creates an entrance on one side. Flip the tent over, pull the bottom and sleeves tight, then safety pin them to the rest of the shirt so they're secure and out of the way.
You can customise your tent by cutting the neck hole larger for easier access, cushioning the cardboard bottom with a blanket or cat bed, or by tossing your kitty's favourite toy inside. For step-by-step visual instructions, hit the link below.
DIY Cat Tent [Instructables]