Finding the right cat bed for your kitty can be frustrating. What’s worse than spending money on a bed that your cat doesn’t like? At the same time, store-bought cat beds can really throw off the style and theme of a room. But, if you’re willing to be a little creative and a little handy, you can upcycle all sorts of items and turn them into cute cat beds. Here are 5 trendy upcycled cat beds that both you and your cat will love.
Trendy Upcycled Cat Beds Your Kitty Will Love
1. A milk crate
If your home’s decor is rustic, a milk crate cat bed may be just what you need! Milk crates provide just enough space for a cat to curl up and take a nap. Stain the milk crate with a pet safe stain and then add some blankets to keep your cat comfortable.
2. A suitcase
Do you have an old suitcase laying around that you don’t use? If not, you can find one for cheap at a local thrift store. Add legs to the suitcase to raise it off the ground, add soft padding on top and you’ve got a cute cat bed.
3. Old sweater or sweatshirt
Sweaters can be folded and sewn into a nice soft cat bed. All you need for this bed is an old sweater and a small pillow. The best thing about this upcycled cat bed is that it smells like you, which can be soothing for your pet.
4. Old TV or computer screen
TVs and old computer screens, especially Macs, are the perfect size for a cat that is ready for an afternoon nap. Remove everything inside of the TV or screen and you’ve got the shell of an awesome cat bed. All you need to add are legs and some bedding!
5. Hanging basket cat bed
A big woven basket is an ideal item to turn into a cat bed. Just add a soft blanket inside and raise the bed off the ground. A basket could also be used as a hanging cat bed. Perfect for outdoors!
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So many things can be turned into an upcycled cat bed with a little imagination (and padding!). From bookshelves to boxes, chairs to old end tables, if you kitty likes curling up on it, it works!