DIY Cat-cave/Yarn-ball


This is the cutest looking cat-cave.  And you can find messy, but simple instructions for making the yarn-ball here.  I hasten to add that the instructions don’t cover how to make the faux knitting needles, but those look like dowels with glued on knobs, so doable, too.

Author: foguth

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28 thoughts on “DIY Cat-cave/Yarn-ball”

      1. Little ones could be adorable displayed in a bowl or as Christmas ornaments. I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of scraps and since it’s hot to crochet/knit, but that type of project wouldn’t need to be in my lap.

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      2. I don’t have that many scraps. As I use mainly yarns that I dyed myself in the kettle (lot of work) I usually make sure that I use up every bit.
        But that shouldn’t stop me from making this. I thought of a sort of bowl to keep things in it.

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      3. A bowl would be a great idea! Years ago, I saw a bowl made with this glue-tecnique but instead of bits of yarn, the’d used autumn leaves… It was gorgeous! Probably not too sturdy, though.

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      4. 😀

        Our late cat did spoil us very much in this regard. She was ever so careful, I can’t remember she broke a thing.
        Once, a needlework that I kept in a pillowcase fell down from the closet. She came to apologise at about 5 in the morning 🙂

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      5. Now that is a polite cat!
        Purrseidon has never apologized for anything and I don’t think Katsu understands the concept, either. Katsu loves to run and play, but his vision and depth perception aren’t the best. A couple weeks ago, he was barreling through the family room and hit slammed into the coffee table leg so hard that the candle literally jumped out of its holder. He gave himself a shake and went zooming off.

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      6. 😀 😀
        I can almost see this. Would make a great movie scene.
        I for sure do hope that you have sturdy furniture 😉 Just wait for next year when Katsu is a huge grown up tomcat but hasn’t yet realised this fact 😀

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