It’s time to get creative with your cat by making your own litter box for your furry friend. Here are 5 DIY litter boxes that anyone can make. And why stop there? Read on for some extra hints on how to make your own homemade litter.
These project ideas can be simple, fancy or a work of art if you really want to make a litter box that is maybe Instagram-worthy.
The Basic Box
A cardboard box lined with plastic and filled with litter is the most basic cat litter box that anyone can make. This one is easy, affordable and mostly recyclable.
The Every Day Box
A plastic box filled with litter is another basic idea that can be cleaned and reused for a long time. Buy several if you want to make life even easier for your pet kitten or cat.
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The Recycled Cupboard Box
This is a cool and funky idea that can be completed after a bit of roaming around local secondhand stores or garage sales. Find an old small cupboard that is big enough to fit a plastic or cardboard box inside. Get creative with painting, sanding and revamping the cupboard, put the enclosure inside and fill up the litter. Keep the doors open all the time and you have a recycled, stylish cupboard cat box so kitty can do poops in private.
The Lit Litter Box
Buy a nice wooden box and stencil some cool text on the side of it to make your cat a personalized litter box that will make all the other cat owners in your neighborhood envious. Text could be your cat’s name or simply the word “cat” on the side. Line it with heavy duty plastic and add the litter.
If you have some skills in the carpentry department and also an artistic streak, then you could build your cat a litter box that is truly a work of art. And here the DIY possibilities are endless. You can make an enclosed box and put the enclosure inside. Our favorite one is this version with a cat head cut out of the door. You can get step by step instructions with photos at the link in the title above.
There you have it – 5 DIY litter box ideas anyone can make.
Effort levels range from low to high depending on how fancy you want to be. Have fun creating your cats new litter box and here are some homemade litter recipes if you want to make your own.
Mix newspaper, water, dish soap and baking soda. Shred the paper and add the water and dish soap. Drain it, rinse and add the baking soda, then crumble and dry.
Alternatives that are cheap and effective in hiding the ammonia smell that comes from the cat’s urine are wood shavings, sawdust, sand or soil.
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