Wednesday, 21 July 2021

**NATIONAL CRAFTS FOR YOUR SHELTERS DAY** Crafting with Cats ~ How We Made Cute Pots For Our Cat Grass **SEE OUR EPICALLY FUNKY CAT GRASS POTS**

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Happy Wednesday Fluffies

NATIONAL CRAFTS FOR YOUR SHELTERS DAY

Today is National Crafnal Craft for Your Shelters Yay, and we thought we'd do something a bit different.

Yes, we are crafting, but mew don't have to make what we're making, mew can also just use the idea to offer a nommable treat to kitties in shelters.

As we love to upcycle, recycle and re-purpose items here at BBHQ, today's project can be made purretty much without having to buy anything in.




SO LET'S CRAFT ON

Are mew bored silly with horrendously dull and uninspiring pots to grow your cat grass in? Us too, so we decided to funk things up a bit, and this is what we came up with.

Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Epically Funky Grass Pots

What We Used:

Plastic tubs

Jazzy paper

Laminator + pockets

Flower embellishments

Glue non-toxic
 
Scissors or craft knife**


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**purrlease be super careful if mew're using a craft knife or cutting tool, take your time and always cut away from yourself and we always recommend that you wear some special cut resistant gloves like this: Cut Resistant Gloves for Safety. These are just an example we found on Amazon and this is not an affiliate link. 

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Let's Begin

Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How To Make Cute Pots For Your Cat Grass a

1.  We recycled/repurrposed two plastic tubs, these were ideal, the P.A. said the chocolates were purretty nommable too! MOL  And the lids make purrfect plant pot trays/dishes too.

2.  Next, we put some holes in the bottom - we used a bradawl tool, a small craft hammer and placed the tub bottom-down on a piece of flat wood to protect the table before punching the holes through.

3.  This is our holographic jazzy paper, we chose pink and red.
 
4. & 5.  Place jazzy paper in laminating pouches and laminate. This step isn't necessary but we found when watering the pots can get wet, and the laminated paper is more robust.

6.  We measured the depth and circumference of the tub and cut laminated paper to size. 

7.  Glue the laminated paper to the tubs.

8.  Get oodles of fun embellishments.

9.  Decorate the tub.

And now we have some epically funky grass pots! MOL


Growing Some Nibbles

What We Used:

Organic compost

Gravel

Cat grass seeds

A sunny windowsill or warm location

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1. Put some stones/gravel in the bottom, this will assist drainage and the extra weight will help prevent the pot tipping over during effervescent grass nomming sessions.

2. Add organic compost and fill to 2/3 full.

3. Sprinkle in cat grass seeds.

4. Top up with more compost. Don't fill it right to the top, leave space for watering.

5.  Water and place in a warm spot. A sunny windowsill is ideal, mew can also cover with clingfilm to speed up germination. As it's the summer we just leave ours in the potting shed where it's nice and toasty.

6.  Keep watering or spritzing with a spray bottle daily, and a few days later it should look like this.

7. The red pot was a little slower growing than the pink one, but it soon caught up.

8. Ready to NOM!

9. We use all kinds of little plastic tubs to grow cat grass in at BBHQ; small ice cream tubs, ready meal containers or yoghurt pots etc... just give them a good clean furst. 

What's this got to do with Crafting For Your Shelters Day we hear mew ask? 

Well, fluffy furiends mew could grow several little pots of cat grass to take to your local shelter, and we're sure the kitties there would love some fresh noms. And mew could use plain tubs or plastic pots, no need to decorate.

To see a more in-depth tutorial on growing cat grass, visit our Gardening with Cats post.

Watch the video

See what Melvyn and Fudge thought...


...or watch direct on YouTube.

We think that was a hit, and such a stylish way to NOM your greens! MOL



And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of today's post, though we'll be back on the morrow with how to make the mini cardboard scratcher, so we do hope you can join us, until then...

Keep calm and craft on

Epically crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team










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Disclaimer:
We at BionicBasil HQ are not responsible or liable fur any injuries to person/s and/or cat/s, crafting addictions, glue on cats, paper cuts, misplaced pins and needles, cats stealing your supplies, broken scissors, cat fur stuck on your projects, or your project not turning out as planned. Be super careful if you're using cutting tools, take your time and always cut away from yourself and we do recommend that you wear some special cut resistant gloves like this: Cut Resistant Gloves for Safety. these are just an example we found on Amazon and this is not an affiliate link. This project is not suitable for younger readers without parental/adult help. By using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages of any kind arising from the use of any Crafting With Cats posts we may share.  
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10 comments:

  1. That's a fun one and we still admire your talent and creativity!

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  2. So funky! So creative! So nommy! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea, sweet pals. Okay, now off to watch the video! XO

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  3. Such lovely pots o'grass!
    When The Hubby grows wheat grass for the kitties, it's nowhere near as enticing as yours.

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  4. How fun and I love the cat grass the best. So important to have.

    Have a purrfect day. Scritches all around and my best to your mom. ♥

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  5. I love those decorated pots for cat grass! Such a charming idea!

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  6. guyz....we gived ya pawz up over at de moovee place; theez potz bee awesum

    and melvyn; dood, speekin oh awesum; yur back furz coat bee awesum dood...
    total lee kewl markingz :) ☺☺♥♥

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  7. They are Epic and Cute and Wonderful! Great stuff to have at shelters for adopters and supporters to pick up for home. And a few for the cats too!

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  8. What a fun pot for cat grass ! Purrs

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  9. The pots look lovely, and the contents look very appreciated.

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  10. We were growing grass...and another pot of spinach...and Angel Minko nommed them all right to the ground...and it was not intended for him, it was for a school science project.
    Minko was sitting right in the pot...Bad Mom...she didn't think
    a) He could reach them
    b) who knew a kitty would want to eat spinach!

    Your pots are ever so pretty!

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