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Published on December 22nd, 2010 | by Becky Striepe


Four More Recycled Craft Projects to Spoil Your Cat

My cat Agnes sitting in the window.

My cat, Agnes, sitting in the window.

I love my two cats! There’s really no other way to say it. Those little fluffballs always seem to be doing something cute, and it’s hard to resist the urge to shower them with toys and treats! Do you like to spoil your kitties? Here are four more eco-friendly ideas for toys and treats!

1. Recycled Cat Bed

Over at Natural Home Magazine, there’s a great tutorial for turning a broken suitcase into a cat bed. You could take this even further and paint the suitcase or cover it with decorative fabric from your scrap bin before adding the mini mattress. You could also sprinkle a little bit of catnip in the suitcase to get your kitty interested!

Next >>Fabric Scrap Catnip Toy

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

  • Jennybookworm

    I made a similar project this year as a gift. I made packets of catnip by folding it into parchment paper which added a fun ‘crinkle’ and then pinned two pieces of and old (and felted) wool sweater around the packet. Then just sewed around as close to the packet as I could and trimmed the edges. I have also made a version with felt scraps from another project but my cat chewed through that pretty quickly

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