15 DIY Goodies for Your Cats

Posted on Jul 14 2015 - 12:43am by Susan Bewley

While Reya and Ivi are featured quite a bit on Budget Earth, we want our readers to know that cats are just as important to us. We actually have an elderly named Lucie. I raised my baby she was a kitten and it’s hard to believe that she is 13, going on 14 years old. While is currently living with my mother in law (she didn’t want to come home after being cat sat and adores my father in law), we still consider a member of our household and she lets me have it if we don’t come visit her enough. As all cat owners will tell you, our cats have a way to giving us the cold shoulder when things don’t go their way, but I know love and new toys always make her day!

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That being said, I am always on the lookout for good cat toys and treats, especially since she is still quite playful in her older age. Of course, one of the best places to find adorable homemade items for cats is Pinterest. You can find some of the cutest, most practical toys there that aren’t even hard to make. Below, we included 15 of our favorite DIY Goodies just for cats! Have your own homemade items? Feel free to share them with us below!

Looking for some awesome homemade cat toys & treats? Check out our 15 DIY Goodies for Your Cats Round up here!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

24 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lori Pouncey July 14, 2015 at 9:36 am - Reply

    These are so great! Thank you, I love anything DIY and especially for the fur babies! I love the simplicity of making these 🙂

  2. Linda Manns Linneman July 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I love the scratch board. This would be great for my aging cat.

  3. Margot C July 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    You are all brilliant! I love the cat tent.

  4. Dana Matthews July 15, 2015 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Great ideas…my new cat has so much energy…I can already tell I will need ideas to entertain her!

  5. Tawny July 16, 2015 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I like the scratching post except I need one that stands up for my cat to scratch on.

  6. Karen Coursen July 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    My female cat Kia is still young and loves playing with toys she can bat around. She’s really good at losing them though so getting ideas on different things I can make instead of buy is awesome. Now if she loses them I won’t mind so much! 🙂 Plus I love the kitty tent…she uses that to hide from everyone…lol 😉

  7. Jessica Greenhood July 17, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Oh I’m going to have to do the scratching post one!

  8. Angie Fiack July 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I love all the great ideas. I’, going to make the cat tent bed.

  9. Brigid OHara Koshko July 18, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Thank you for these ideas! I have three rescued cats that live in our menagerie (15 rescued critters total.) I know it is so important to keep them mentally and physically active. These ideas are perfect!

  10. Laurie P July 18, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

    These are so great, especially that scratcher…..we totally need a new one, and making one is such a great money saver. Not sure why I haven’t thought of that myself, but I greatly appreciate the suggestion! Cheers!

  11. Dorothy Teel July 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    THese are such great ideas, I love the cat house and the using of a cat litter box and a old t-shirt, your cat would get the sense of privacy and also be able to smell you and be comfortable these are great ideas, than you for sharing

  12. Marylou Sakosky July 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    These are wonderful DIY toys and furniture for cats..I say furniture as the scratching post is couch .and i wish i could replace the cat tree.. These are great ideas i can make by hand ..I love projects ..and i just learned about a few more ..Thank you so much for the share ..Sable is 18 and her son Smokie Joe ..thanks you too. 😀 😀

  13. Fee Roberts July 19, 2015 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    These are some great ideas. I’ll have to try some of these for my kitty. She has a birthday coming in 10 days. The catnip toy will be one for sure.

  14. Sue M. July 24, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I volunteer at a cat shelter; these would be great items to make to bring in for the cats to enjoy. Thanks a lot for posting!

  15. Stephanie July 25, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Thanks for the great ideas and I think I’ll be making the homemade cat scratcher for our new kitty soon!

  16. Wendy Sebastian August 1, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I love the scratch board idea! The calico cat pictured is beautiful. They is my favorite breed.

  17. Kelly Nicholson August 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    some of this stuff would be fun to get for the cat,but our cats is tough to please..doing my homework first

  18. Jodi Hoppe Wresh August 5, 2015 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    These are awesome, i especially like the junk food diy toys. my two cats would have a ball!

  19. Jo-Ann Brightman August 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    These are great DIY crafts to make our cats happy. I shall have to examine them closely to see which I can do and which the cats will like the most.

  20. Anne Marie Carter August 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    These DIY cat toys and accessories are fun. My daughter has 2 cats and they would love to play with these toys.

  21. Jerry Marquardt August 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    This is something every cat owner to appreciate. Thanks for your insight.

  22. EmilyZenKen November 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    I like the scratching post idea.

  23. Charles-Linda Bradshaw November 10, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I would love these. I have 4 cats that are my babies. They would love these too.

  24. June March 19, 2017 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I just made a bunch of the catnip mice toys. My cats like them . The cats at the rescue go bonkers for them. Fun for all.

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