Last Updated on October 30, 2020 by Kimberly Crawford
Pets are the best companions you can ask for. They lift your mood and keep you company. Over the centuries, pets have become a great addition to many homes, and some families are not complete without a cute little cat or dog. These pets are fun to be with and play with as well.
Besides providing your pet home and food, there are a variety of things you can do for them. You can rebuild their home to give it a more befitting and modern look. You can also decide to make new toys, or reconstruct their feeders, build them a playground, design access routes to certain areas of your home, and more. In this guide are 11 easy DIY projects that you and your pet would love. The projects are easy and you do not need to be a professional to do them.
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11 Easy DIY Projects for Your Pet
1. Kitty Cat Window Seat
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Cats are loving and playful pets. They can lighten up a sad mood with an adorable look on their face. These pets also love sunbathing and they love the outdoor view. They just like hanging out there and bird watching and the best way to provide your cat with this luxurious lifestyle is to provide her with a window seat. This cat window seat is very easy to build; it is a great project you and your cat would love. You only need a few materials, including a chain and a basket, to get it done.
2. Doggie Door
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Dogs love free movements, and this helps them in keeping fit and exercising. If you have a fence in your compound, providing your dog with a doggie door is one of the best ways to give your dog the freedom it needs. This is a fun and easy project that you can complete in less time. The project would only take a few hours, and you do not need to be a professional to accomplish it. You only need some basic tools and materials such as wood, hammer, hinges, miter saw, and other basic woodworking tools.
3. Cat House
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You can also make an adorable home for your cat in your home. Cats love their privacy and providing them with a home in your home is one of the best ways to show them love. With a cat house, your feline friend would get all the privacy it needs in your home. This cat house also serves as a table, which means you can store things on it. It can also serve as a pitch for your cat. It is very easy to build, and you only need a few basic tools and wood. With a nice finish, this cathouse can add to the aesthetic of your home.
4. Paracord Braided Chew Toy
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If you have a dog that plays a lot, this is a great project to embark on. Rather than investing in some expensive chew toys for your dog, you can create one right in the comfort of your home. This chew toy is highly durable and your dog is going to have fun playing with it. The toy is fairly cheap to make, resilient, and you do not need any special tools or equipment to make it. All that is needed is your braiding skill.
5. Cat Swing or Hammock
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You can also create a comfortable swing or hammock for your cat. With this hammock, your beloved feline would have a nice place to rest. The amazing thing is that you can make this project from scratch. If you do not have metal, you can use wood as the base and spread an elastic material at the top. Your cat can sleep and play on this swing at any time of the day.
6. DIY Food Storage
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This is one of the best projects you can embark on. This project would save you a lot of money, as you would not spend much setting it up. You only need a few pieces of wood and some woodworking tools. With this DIY food storage, you can store both food and water. It is very easy to make, and you would only spend an hour or two to get it done. The storage is ideal for both cats and dogs, making this project ideal for homes with cats and dogs.
7. Cat or Dog Toy Box
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If you are looking for a nice place to store the toys of your dog and cat, this is the solution. You can make this very useful toy storage to store your dog’s and cat’s toys. The box is very easy to construct and you only need a few tools and some old pallets to get the job done. It would come in really handy, including keeping your space well-organized. You can also take it up a notch by adding some decorations to the design. You can paint it to suit the color of your space.
8. DIY Cat Tree
You can convert some old pallets in your backyard into a wonderful cat tree. Cats have this instinct of climbing and jumping, and providing them with a cat tree is one of the best ways to meet their needs. You only need some pallets and wood to get this project done. It has different stages, making it ideal for homes with more than one cat. Your cats can play, sleep, scratch, and jump on the tree. The base is even wide and strong enough to prevent falls.
9. Cat Scratch Cactus
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If your cat is fond of scratching your furniture, then it is time to provide her with something to scratch always. With this scratch cactus, your furniture would be safe and free from scratches. Scratch poles are pretty expensive, and making one yourself would save you a lot of money. You can make this project from scratch, and you only need a durable rope, board, and a pole. You do not need any heavy-duty tool and you do not need to be a professional woodworker to complete this project. You can also choose to have more branches on the pole if you have more than one cat at home.
10. Cat and Dog Teepee
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Some pets, especially cats, like to stick their heads anywhere they want to. Cats would even try to get themselves in even the smallest box. To provide your dog or cat with a comfortable place to relax and have a nice nap, you can make a dog and cat teepee. The project is very simple and easy to make, and it is fun all the way.
11. Litter Box Holder
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If you have a litter box for your cat at home, you would need this litter box holder. This litter box holder would trap every dirt or waste that sticks to the paws of your cat after leaving the box. It would help to keep your space organized and clean at all times.
With these fun and exciting projects, you can create something very useful for you and your pet. These projects are very easy and simple to do, and you can get them done with basic woodworking tools and a few materials.