Tuesday 20 December 2022

Crafting With Cats **RERUN** ~ Part XXVI ~ Catmas Special ~ How We Made The Epic Santa Paws Catmas Sled

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 Supurr Festive Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks for joining us for Part XXVI of our Crafting with Cats and our special Christmas post. Mew know we have so much fun making all this fun stuff for feline enrichment, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too. 

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, stop by the Crafting with Cats Page and see all our previous projects, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them. Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew.

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  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

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Crafting with Cats Christmas Special ©BionicBasil® The Santa Paws Sled

What We Used:

2 x large cardboard boxes

hot glue gun


red spray paint

black acrylic paint + brush

For the decor

white felt

non toxic pva glue

white pom pom trim

white feather trim

1 x small Christmas tree

small red baubles

red & white bells

small gold bows

2 x stick on lights - headlights

2 x mood lights - underneath

2 x fat quarters for cusions and Santa sack

wadding for cushion and catnip cushions

1 set battery operated fairy lights

1 x small wooden plaque

other wooden Christmas tree decorations


Optional Cat ~ Smooch was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

Crafting with Cats Christmas Spercial ©BionicBasil® Smooch in the Sant Paws Sled

Normally we share step by step instructions showing how to make things, but this year we thought we’d show mew exactly in almost real-time how the sled was created from start to finish, letting mew see how a mid-size cardboard box was transformed into a supurr festive sled for cats.

There are 6 videos in total, approximately 10 + minutes each

Links to all episodes:

Part 1   Part 1 a    Part 2    Part 3   Part 4   Part 5


Melvyn did pull the tree off the back at the end of the final episode! MOL 

What a fluffing heathen, anyhoo, it's all back together now as the P.A. has used a lot more glue. She thought it was secure enough, but sadly it wasn't quite fully Melvyn-Proof which he pointed out when it landed in the sleigh bed - OH DEAR!

But that little incident aside we think it turned out epically epic.

FYI - We are not allowed to use the sled without pawrental guidance, purrlease be aware of safety issues and the safety of your cat at all times if making this or any other crafting projects.

Here are all our supurr crafty Catmas projects:

Purrsonalised Cat Stocking

Catmas Tree Decorations

Catmas Pudding Pouffe with Catnip Accessories

Festive Selection of Catmas Catnip Toys

Epic Catmas Tree Scratcher with Velcro Catnip Ornaments

And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of our twenty-sixth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it, and if mew decide to make your furry own Santa Paws Catmas Sled, we'd love to see it, so feel free to tag us on social media @BionicBasil - Instagram & Twitter or @BionicBasilCats on TikTok.

So we'll sign off on this bright and breezy Caturday as it's time to put up the BBHQ Catmas tree, and we'll be here tomorrow with another fun selfie!

In the meantime

Keep calm and have a niptini. Well, it is almost Catmas! MOL

Festive purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. That Sled is amazing a definite hit. Mummy has made me a castle but there is no décor on it incase I chew it but I still can't wait to open it xoxo Little Miss Titch

  2. Your mum is so creative!
    Stay fluffy!

  3. So beautiful. You're so talented. I'm sure the kitties helped. They always do.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  4. That is a wonderful sled but way beyond my capabilities or patience!

  5. Marvelous sled! Love seeing Smooch sitting in it!

  6. That sleigh is one of our all time favorites, so pretty!

  7. That is epic! I wish I wasn't so lazy. XO


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