Easy DIY Cat Tent


I found a cute idea for cat lovers: how to make a cat tent for your sweet kitty. All you need is a piece of cardboard, a canvas with a pattern you like (or you can ask the cat if she/he likes it 😀 ) and a soft material, a sponge or cotton. After you have all these things you can make a beautiful and original tent for your cat.


18 Responses to “Easy DIY Cat Tent”

  1. Geri says:

    I just got 2 orphaned kittens. Love this, it is perfect, but how did you attach all the pieces?

    • Macha says:

      I guess you can try to fix all parts together by sewing them together or by placing velcro on the sides.

      • Macha says:

        or sew buttons on one side and button holes on other side, or pressure buttons (you know the metal buttons on babie’s pijama that we press together to close the bottom part of it?), or sew button holes on each side and use a lace.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful idea. I had bought a small little tent from the dollar store but this makes it so much more personal and effective to use our own materials. Great fun. My weekend project as I have to make 5 of them.



  3. Edina says:

    wonderfull idea. But how will you clean it? Cardboards and water are not a good pal.

    • Macha says:

      For cleaning the material, I would sew a zipper on one side of every piece to be able to remove the material. For the hole I would unsew, wash the material and sew around the hole again when putting the material on place. But, if you don’t like the idea of sewing each time you want to wash the tent, you could use pressure buttons (you know the metal buttons on babie’s pijama that we press together to close the bottom part of it?), or velcro (but I believe it would not look nice), or make button holes and a lace around the hole, or make button holes on one side and buttons on the other side.
      Any better idea? Let me know,.

  4. Lena says:

    Nice project, but will not be using cardboard.

  5. Roxanne Hooper says:

    You can spray varathane on all your outside and inside pieces,except the bottom pillow which you could put a zipper on the cover and wash, then all you have to do is wipe them off every so often, and the material stays looking new…..

  6. Mary Jo Garrity says:

    This is a great idea but what are the dimensions??

  7. Dee says:

    Cover the triangles with oil cloth which will wipe wipe clean with disinfectant. As for the cushion, sew in a zipper in order for it to be removed for washing.

  8. Ana says:

    I would make it with one inch foam. Would leave half inch seam on all triangle sides then sew inside out then turn it back right side. I have a lot of foam tents for my 3 cats which I wash in my tub and let dry outside. Love this idea, Thanks for sharing!

  9. Emme says:

    I love the Idea I’m going to make two for my Pima and Hopi but use and adorable cat fabric thanks for the wonderful idea I’m sure they (the cats) will love them

  10. Betty says:

    Where are the directions?

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  12. Cecile says:

    What are the sizes of each side and how did you put it together.

  13. Beth says:

    What about using plastic canvas instead of cardboard?

  14. Robyn says:

    Plenty of interfacing stiffeners available now to replace cardboard with i.e. Timtex, Pellon Decor Bond etc.

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