Here lately I haven’t been able to put a bag down without Sophie trying to climb in it. She’s really been in need of a quiet little space of her own, but I haven’t had the extra finances to purchase one of those cute ones at the store.
Then just the other day I watched a life hack video about making a cat “tent” with wire coat hangers and an old t-shirt but it looked too flimsy for Sophie to use. She tends to be a very antsy, nervous cat, more so the older she has gotten. She’s now 11.
So today I took an old t-shirt that was ready to go to that “great laundry basket in the sky” (a.k.a. rag pile) and put it over the box, gathered the back up and fastened it with a safety-pin.
Then I inverted the sleeves to get them out-of-the-way. I was going to also safety-pin them but they tucked in nicely and it wasn’t necessary.
I put one of my beach towels in the bottom so she has something to curl up with and I can swap it out with another one so I can wash them periodically. The neck of the t-shirt gives her ample room to climb in and out, but allows the box to retain the warmth that she needs as an older cat, especially in the wintertime.
2 minutes, a re-purposed t-shirt, a cardboard box and a happy cat! Your turn! Share your quick crafts!