How To Make Kitty A Stylish Scratching Post With Cardboard

Turn a Paper Towel Holder Into a Scratching Post

Your cat will thank you!

Posted by Cuteness on Friday, November 17, 2017

Scratching posts allow kitty to keep her claws healthy and sharp, and they also save your furniture. But these magical, cat-friendly contraptions can be expensive! Our easy-to-make DIY scratching post will save you the big bucks and give kitty a stylish piece of furniture she can shred into oblivion.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cardboard Box
  • Paper Towel Holder
  • Fabric
  • Cat Toy
  • Glue
  • X-Acto Knife
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Step 1:

Cover the base of the paper towel holder with fabric.

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Step 2:

Cut the cardboard into a cool shape with a hole in the middle.

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Step 3:

Make a bunch of these!

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Step 4:

Stack and glue them around the paper towel holder.

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Step 5:

Attach the cat toy to the top.

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And there you go! Your cat (and their claws) will thank you.

Image Credit: Jeff Curran