How To Make Kitty A Stylish Scratching Post With Cardboard

By Jeffrey Curran

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.

How To Make Kitty A Stylish Scratching Post With Cardboard
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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cardboard Box
  • Paper Towel Holder
  • Fabric
  • Cat Toy
  • Glue
  • X-Acto Knife
How To Make Kitty A Stylish Scratching Post With Cardboard
credit: Jeff Curran

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.

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