That’s right, salvage an old sweater and turn it into a cat bed! In honor of fuzzy sweater season and because I seem to have an itch for yarn projects right now, as in the DIY yarn wrapped lamp, I’m going to re-share one of my oldest blog posts to date: a re-purposed sweater to cat cozy, because most of you have probably never seen this post before and…well, because this project was a kind of “spur of the moment”, quirky idea that I think you might appreciate.
You see, I coulda, woulda, shoulda had a new project up for the week…. BUT I WAS BUSY PACKING FOR MY TRIP TO NASHVILLE !!! I’ll be leaving later this week with my sister, my niece and a friend of ours. I’ve pretty much got the packing part done, but since my cell phone crashed last week, I’ve been struggling to get all my info back in order. I have absolutely NO idea what we are even planning to do when we get there.
So, if you’ve ever been to Nashville, I’m open to suggestions. Do you know of a good restaurant or honky tonk? Please, do tell.
I had an old sweater a while back with one of those faux fur collars. It had seen better days, so I laid it in a pile of other clothes to donate. Well, my cat kept messing with it, so I decided to glue it to an office box lid and see if he would actually cozy up in it.
And sure enough, he did!
To make one of these, you will need:
– Old sweater
– Computer paper box lid
– Glue gun
If you don’t have a computer box lid,
click here to make your own.
Dry fit your pieces over the inside of the box lid, and then starting with the inside of the box lid, apply hot glue and begin to adhere the main piece to the center of the inside of the lid.
Working in a circular motion outward, continue to glue the sweater into place, tucking ends under and gluing, to keep from fraying. Then wrap the sleeve pieces around the sides, as well as any fur pieces.
Make sure to adhere all pieces securely so that a cat could not pull the sweater off the box.
Considering it had the faux fur, I was wondering if I would confuse the cat bed for the cat once he was in it, LOL.
But it all worked out fine. It took Kitty a few days to warm up to his new bed. He sniffed it out, and sniffed it out some more and the next thing I knew, he was cuddled up inside the faux fur sweatered box like nobody’s business.
Unfortunately (although I really mean fortunately), Kitty eventually tired of cozying up to the repurposed sweater to cat bed. So after about 6 or 8 months, I was able to throw it out, which is where it was eventually destined to go. But I was glad that this old sweater got a 2nd chance at being used.
Thank you so much for stopping by ~ Amy
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