Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to: Make a cat scratching post

We have three very rambunctious cats so we decided last year to build them a kitty climbing tree.  It got destroyed when we left on vacation and was in need of a new kitty scratching post.  It's a really easy thing to do and they love it.  Here's how to make one:

Hot glue gun with hot glue sticks
A staple gun
Sisal rope (we got this at Home Depot 50ft for less then $5)


Start by heating up your glue gun.  Make sure it's nice and hot to start.  Taking one end of the sisal rope, staple gun this to your post.  We have a clear 'back' to our post that faces the wall so we made sure all the staples were on that side.  

Then starting in a straight line around your post, glue one side, then lay your rope.  Hold down for 1 minutes until glue dries.  

Continue wrapping around your post until your desired length or until your rope runs out.  We stapled the rope about every inch on the back even with the glue just to make sure it stayed in place.  Finish the rope end with a staple too. That's it!

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