How to Make a DIY Cat Tent

Create the perfect “hideout” for kitty using an old t-shirt and a couple of hangers. Your cat will love the seclusion of the tent and you will enjoy knowing where kitty is hiding without him knowing!

Steps

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    Create kitty tent structure with hangers. Unwrap wire hangers so that you have 2 arches.
    • Stack arches into an “X” so that you have a tent frame. Cut the metal wire and wind it through the “X” in order to secure the tent in place.
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    • Be sure you tuck wires in place and apply tape around the wires to protect kitty from wires.
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    • Create “feet” in order to secure and ground hangers.
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    Slide t-shirt around the hanger, allowing the neck area to be front and center. This is where kitty will enter and exit the tent.
    • Tape t-shirt into place. Add tape along the bottom to secure in place.
    • Leave arm holes loose to provide extra exits and entrances or secure arms back with tape.
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    Place tent over cushion. Make sure tent is secure over the cushion. While ideally, the cushion should fit inside the tent area, the tent can be placed on top of a cushion, especially if its kitty’s favorite bed or cushion.

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 wire hangers
  • 1 (large) t-shirt
  • Pillow or cushion
  • Metal wire
  • Wire cutters

Tips

  • Place tent on the floor so if the cat tips it over it won’t fall from a high area.

Sources and Citations

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Categories: Metalwork and Wire Projects