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I love making my gray fluffy cat, Bear, happy. I have bought her a ton of toys and as you can imagine nothing makes me madder than when she ignores the new toy in favor of the empty box. So, I decided to embrace the box and build Bear a castle from empty cardboard boxes! Building a cat castle from cardboard has a few big benefits – it is free if you have boxes on hand (online shopping for the win!), it is eco-friendly because you are re-using old boxes AND it’s entirely recyclable or it can fold up flat in case you do want to store or keep it for later. It’s more convenient and 100% cheaper than buying cat furniture – really it’s a win-win-win.
How to Build a DIY Cardboard Cat Castle
What you need:
- Cardboard boxes big enough for your cat to get in – I used one medium and one small
- Strong clear tape
- Box cutter (helpful, but you can use just scissors if that’s all you have)
- Felt, ribbon, or any supplies to decorate
What you do:
Design a general layout plan for your castle. I wanted 2 stacked boxes. I added a few rounded windows, square saw teeth along the top, and a drawbridge door!
Assemble your boxes and tape them if needed.
Use scissors or a box cutter to cut out your designed windows, doors, and accents.
Use tape to attach the boxes together.
Add any decorations. I made these flags with felt, hot glue, and skewers.
Coax your kitty into her new castle. Need some help? Bear wasn’t 100% sold at first, so I lured her over with Meow Mix Simple Servings. I love that they come in an easy-to-open and easy-to-serve cup (without forks or spoons). She loves that they have pieces of real seafood in a savory gravy.
With a single serving in every cup, you can feed your cat the wet food they crave, minus the portioning and leftovers. All you have to do is open and serve—it’s that simple. It comes in several flavors, but Bear’s favorite is the Seafood Variety.
You can get 20% off Meow Mix from 10/18 – 11/15 on Cartwheel. Next time you are at Target, be sure to check out the Meow Mix Simple Servings in the wet cat food aisle. Visit DailyBreak.com for more.
How have you been treating your pets lately?