Monday, 18 August 2014

Cat Tipi - DIY


This Saturday my baby boy Prince turned 2! You can see my post from his 1st Birthday HERE where I tell the story of how I got him and his background. He's grown up alot since then but he is still a mummy's boy who comes for snuggles every morning.

I bought him a few new toys and a special cat-meal and some treats but for so long now I've wanted a Cat Tipi. On the site I've linking there they are pretty expensive for me to get shipped aswell as buying the product so I decided to build my own!

I used this awesome easy tutorial from Boat People Boutique to build my own Tipi for Prince: 

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I used:

1 metre of fabric,
5 wooden sticks which were about 70 cm's,
Leather string,
1 safety pin
and a cat pad that he likes to lay on for the base.

After cutting the fabric into a cape-shape (hey that rhymes) I had to tie 3 of the sticks like the above picture so that they stand upright like the below picture:

You then add two more sticks and tie them around the other sticks for them to stand like so:

I then draped the cut fabric around and safety pinned the fabric at the top where the two ends met.
I then tied the leftover leather around a couple feathers.

I then put the cat pad under the tipi so Prince now has his own little tent! 

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Prince loves his Tipi, he sleeps under it at night however on the first morning I walked in to see he had wriggled about so much that it had fallen on top of him but I think he enjoyed it being like a giant blanket :P

Hope you had a great weekend, I did an amazing, personal challenge and climbed a mountain! I will do a post on it very soon as the experience was incredible and super spiritual!


  1. This is literally the most awesome thing I have ever seen in my life, I think I may try and make one for my two!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  2. This is so cute! I think I'm going to make one for Lily xxx


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