Thursday 20 July 2023

**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**

CRAFTING FOR YOUR SHELTERS DAY! @BionicBasil®

Welcome to another 

NATIONAL CRAFTS FOR YOUR SHELTERS DAY

It's National Crafting for Your Shelters Day, and we thought we'd do something a bit different.

Mew can use this idea to offer a nommable treat to kitties in shelters, who may be in need of a little grass therapy! MOL

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 using 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 from 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; 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, 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 a  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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9 comments:

  1. guyz we can onlee stay a breef minitz coz de food gurl iz still knot givin uz extree data time yet. we had ta say theez potz R like epic lee total lee troo lee awesum lee mega lee GRATE and way groovee kewl. we R gonna go two de tube place N save yur how to make moovee ! 984 pawz UP ❤️‼️‼️‼️

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  2. Wowza! That is a purrfect pot for cat grass.

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  3. Mom said she will share this with a crafter who is always making cool things. Thank you.

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  4. What fun pots for the cat grass!

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  5. Do you want to freak out your cats?
    While they are chewing on grass, get down and chew with them...they just cannot handle it!
    Hahahaha!
    What? Fresh grass is yummy!

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  6. Those are super cool and thanks for hosting such a special day. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  7. Such a great idea! You are so creative.XO

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  8. Pawsome pots mom said she will give it a go.x😻🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐾

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