11 Cute DIY Cat House Projects – Video Tutorials

Alice Clayton

DIY CAt house ideas

DIY Cat House Projects – Do you love DIY ? Yes! its not only about the final product, but also the making process. Doing project with your kids or family member is meaningful activities especially in this bored pandemic time.

People love doing DIY because they can build thing that they really need for their cat,: simple cat house from cardboard, more complicated and creative house, unique house or even heated cat house. In this article we compile unique and easy to do DIY cat house project instruction to follow.

1. DIY Cat House Cardboard

diy cat house


  1. Cardboard Box
  2. Marker
  3. Scissors
  4. Clothespins
  5. Glue
  6. Cutter
  7. Ruler

Make a simple but cute cat home with just using one cardboard box and few materials. It is simple house but your cat will really love it! In the making process, you can add more stuff, but make sure you use non-toxic materials and make sure the elements is strongly attached. Lets watch the video instruction from Catlessons: 

2. DIY Cat House Indoor

diy cat house indoor

Materials Needed: 

  1. Cardboard Box
  2. T-shirt
  3. Cutter
  4. Marker 
  5. Safety pins
  6. Small Pillow

Making a warm place for your cat to hide using your unused t-shirt and box. The steps is super simple and easy to follow. You will surprise how easy and good is the cat house.  

3. Cute DIY Cat Tent

diy cat house cardboard box

Materials Needed:

  1. A 15 inch by 15 inch piece of card board
  2. T-shirt
  3. 2 Wire coat hangers
  4. Tape
  5. Safety pins
  6. 1 Pair of pliers

You don’t need to spend much money to make a cute and cozy cat tent. All you need to prepare are just simple household materials that you can easily find. The end result? wow! Stunningly cute with your cat inside the tent. Lets watch the video from Purina Friskies:

4. DIY Cat House Out of Boxes

DIY Cat House Out of Boxes

Materials Needed:

  1. Bunch of Cardboard box
  2. Cutter
  3. Glue
  4. Brush
  5. Paint
  6. Tape
  7. Pencils
  8. Cloth Fabric

Grab a cardboard box, what ever you do with it, your cat will love it! ūüėÄ

This guys in the video is making a cat tree just using a cardboard box. Its actually pretty simple and doable for your kids activity. Sure your kid will love to make it, and of course your cat will happy to play inside the cat tree. Lets watch the instruction from Box Yourself :

5. Making Circular Cardboard House

Materials Needed:

  1. Ruler
  2. Compass
  3. Pencil
  4. Cutter
  5. Glue
  6. A lot of Cardboard

This is another DIY project from cardboard. Your cat will love it as a house and also to play with their nail. The house exterior is a perfect scratching post. Furry Gurus gives clear details on the cutting instruction in this link. Lets watch how he make it:

6. DIY Cat Teepee

DIY Cat Teepee

Materials Needed:

  1. Sticks
  2. Bed Sheet
  3. Tweed rope
  4. Scissors
  5. Rubber Band
  6. Hot glue gun

Teepee house is a traditional North american Indian unique house, a portable house tent that made of cloth, skin or canvas on a frame of poles. It looks complicated, but reality, you don’t need even need to think to make it! Its so simple and easy to be assembled. The guy from Lets Create Something will explain the details for you:

7. DIY Cat House Box

Materials Needed:

  1. PureBond plywood
  2. Pocket hole bit and pocket hole screws
  3. Beacon Adhesives Timber-Grip glue
  4. 220-grit sandpaper
  5. Hole saw and appropriate bit
  6. Tack cloth 
  7. Table saw
  8. Miter saw
  9. Orbital sander
  10. KregJig K4
  11. Drill
  12. Finish nailer

If you are looking for DIY indoor cat house project, this project is worth a try. If you looking at the final result, the design is quite modern and elegant. Its best suit for your modern or Boho decor inside your room. Brittany Goldwyn explains the detail on her video:

8. DIY Cactus Cat House

Materials Needed:

  • Giant balloons
  • Sisal¬†
  • Rit dye (dark green)¬†
  • Glue¬†
  • Blue shop towels¬†
  • Resin
  • Dark green spray paint
  • 3D printer¬†

EvanAndKatelyn share their instruction on making DIY cute cactus cat house. Its exiting to see them turning the red baloon inti a cute scratcy cat house. Their cat absolutely loves the final product. Check out their videos:

9. Cute DIY Cat House

Cute DIY cat house

Materials Needed:

  1. Cardboard Box
  2. Cutter
  3. Cutting Mat
  4. Marker
  5. Tape
  6. Paint

Look at Pixielocks building a cute pinky house for her feline friend. She was inspired from DIY Cardboard Cat House videos from facebook. You can check that in her youtube channel. I love to see how she manage to put various kind of cute and colorful decoration around the house. That is a good ideas for you, to utilize any unused stuff to beautify the end result.

10. VW Car Cat hose

Materials Needed:

  1. Large cardboard box
  2. Painter’s or masking tape
  3. Ruler
  4. Box cutter
  5. Scrap cardboard
  6. Scissors
  7. Non-toxic craft paint
  8. Paintbrush
  9. Hot glue gun

Bored with usual box shaped or house shaped? you can try this one. Your cat will be to stay inside this cute bus house cat. The materials are easy to find, and the steps is quite easy to follow. Add your own imagination and creativity for better result. Watch the instruction video from e-how :

11. DIY Cat Tepee from TV Tray

cat teepee

Materials Needed:

  • Dowel
  • Tv tray
  • Screws
  • Drill +¬†impact drill
  • Stain ‚Äď optional ( used use a white wood stain you can get it¬†here¬†)
  • Fabric for the teepee
  • String
  • Hot glue
  • Plywood
  • Dowel
  • Jute rope
  • Felt
  • Pillow Stuffing
  • Sewing machine

Watch Lily Ardor transforming old TV tray into a cat Tepee. She explain how easy it is to make and the cheap cost, around $25. This Tepee is perfect for all size of cat and also small dog. It is fun to see her put all the material together into the nice looking tepee. Check the video by your own:

12. Geometric Cat House


  1. Cardboard
  2. Roll Meter
  3. Cutter
  4. Glue
  5. Marker
  6. Double Tape
  7. Ruler
  8. Furry Bed

This project is another creative project of transforming cardboard. This is perfect if normal house shaped is not match with your style. The geometric shaped gives unique modern accent that nicely blends with your modern decoration theme. You can fin the cutting details in here: http://bit.ly/1SetKlj

Thanks for reading this DIY cat house Ideas, Hope you enjoy! Feel free to share to your friends!

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