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A cosy spot for your cat to curl up and nap.
This simple project uses spray paint, PVA glue and tea-towels to upcycle a tatty old hat box into a bed for your pet.

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  • How to make a pet bed. Hat Box Cat Bed  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Remove all handles, straps and locks from an old hat box.

  • How to make a pet bed. Hat Box Cat Bed  - Step 2
    Step 2

    In a well-ventilated area (preferably outside!) place onto a piece of cardboard or newspaper and spray paint with a coat of primer.

  • How to make a pet bed. Hat Box Cat Bed  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Spray paint with a brightly coloured all-purpose spray paint. Use fewer fine layers of spray paint rather than one thick coat and allow to dry thoroughly between layers.

  • How to make a pet bed. Hat Box Cat Bed  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut tea towels (I found these at the pound shop) to the depth of the hat box and use PVA glue to stick them to the inner edges. Tip - use the already-hemmed edges of the tea towels at the top of the box for neatness.

    Repeat this process in the lid and line the centre with a circle cut from the tea towel.

  • How to make a pet bed. Hat Box Cat Bed  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut two circles from the tea towels to fit inside the hat box. Stitch with right-sides together, leaving a gap for stuffing.

  • How to make a pet bed. Hat Box Cat Bed  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stuff with the filling from an old pillow or cushion and sew up the opening.

  • How to make a pet bed. Hat Box Cat Bed  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the cushion inside the hat box and invite your furry friends to try it out!

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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 80 projects
Love this and love your kitty!
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