Monday 30 October 2023

**THE NEXT BEST THING WE'VE EVER MADE** Spooky Crafting With Cats ~ Part 31 ~ Halloween Special ~ How We Made the **TWO IN ONE CAT SCRATCHER**

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Supurr Spooky Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks for joining us for Part 31 of our Crafting with Cats segment. 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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THE Two In One Cat Scratcher


Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher

Isn't it epic?

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What We Used:

5 x pre-made cardboard cat scratchers (£17.99)

1 x  large cardboard box

Non Toxic glue + Glue gun

Black spray paint (+ face mask)

Black non-toxic paint

1 x cardboard tube

Mini Ghosts

White + black felt fabric

4 x pom poms

catnip 

stuffing

**see Gordon the Ghost link below, and just reduce the pattern size**

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Let's Get Started

CHAOS IN THE CRAFT ROOM

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Steps 1 - 4

1. & 2. We had bought these five cardboard scratchers from Amazon with the intent of making something totally different, however they were much smaller than we thought, so idea one, was literally tossed out of the window. And a few minutes later we had another idea, and that  needed one large Amazon box too.

(Note: mew could make your own scratchers - see our tutorial here)

3. Making it up as we went along, this is what we decided. First we cut all the flaps off. And cut the side of the box out. 

4. This is what it looked like.

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Steps 5 - 8

5. 6.  We repeated on the other side and this is how it looked.

 7. & 8. Next it was spray painted - always use a mask - and #8 was after a couple of coats   
(we didn't have time to apply more paint). 

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Steps 9 - 12

9. & 10. Next we glued four of the scratchers in place to the back.

11.  Then we glued the last one in the bottom.

12.  Using one of the flaps we measured to make an infill piece.

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Steps 13 -16

13. 14. & 15.  This is what the infill looked like, we scored the sides along the line and bent them into postion, before gluing in place..

16.   We repeated the previous steps to make infills for the other side and front.

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Steps 17 - 20

17. 18. & 19.  Taking a long wrapping paper cardboard tube, we cut it in half and glued along the sides of the other scratchers. So it filled in the tiny gap, and this is what it looked like.

20. Next we scored and folded the top flap in half.

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Steps 21 - 24

21. We glued it together.

22. Then we glued the flap down securing it to the edges of the box. Then we painted the rest of the cardboard black.

23. If mew look at the top corner, mew can see we added a corner piece, as when we initially cut the flaps off in step 2, we were a bit slap dash and didn't cut it level so were left with a small gap, and this piece just covered our butchery! MOL

24. And this is what your Two in One Cat Scratcher should look like now. 

And there mew have it, only 24 easy peasy, supurr simple steps to making your very own Two in One Cat Scratcher! MOL 

It took just over a couple of hours to make, so not that long, and that's us making something that we've never made before so, it should take mew much less time.

Plus we made the two small catnip ghosts and added the catnip pumpkins from the Haunted House project. See links below for instructions and other Halloween crafting projects.

And we know mew're wondering why it's a two in one cat scratcher, well it was intially desgned to go up a wall, thereby offering a nice tall scratching scenario, but then we realised that it could also be used flat, and it makes a wunderpurr bed and scratcher, so the choice is yours on what your purrsonal preference is, vertical or horizontal! MOL

Smooch and Fudge are demonstrating the horizontal position, and there's more than enough room for two cats, two ghosts and three pumpkins!

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Horizontal with Smooch and Fudge

And Fudge demonstrating the vertical position.

Crafting with Cats - Halloween 2023 ©BionicBasil® The Two in One Cat Scratcher - Vertical with Fudge

Fudge has pretty much claimed ownership of it, and is currently reclining (Sunday Morning - we only finished it late on Caturday) in the horizontal position in the sitting room! MOL

And for those who'd just like to watch us make it, here is the video - it's only 28 seconds long for those short on time! 

We'll share The B Team using it on The Midweek News, as we just didn't get time to add all the footage in and get posted on time.

Direct link to watch on YouTube

LET'S GET SCRATCHING!

What do mew think to The Two in One Cat Scratcher?

We think it turned out pretty well, given that we had no clue what we were making, and that we were really short on time due to the flood.

See our previous Halloween Crafting Posts Below:

Check out the epically epic Spooky House and Catnip Pumpkins 



and

The Halloween Crafting Special from 2019

The Pumpkin Pouffe with Catnip Leaves and Kicker Stalk Creepy Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil®Halloween Special

Featuring oodles of fun projects including this giant furry pumpkin bed with catnip leaves and a catnip kicker stalk.


Gordon the Ghost Spooktacular Meowoleen Snuggle Mat 2020

Creepy Crafting With Cats Part XX ©BionicBasil® Spooktacular Meowoleen Snuggle Mat



The Trick or Treat Monster Truck aka MOG 1

DIYT cardboart unimog for cats with working lights, tow rope, aerial, 6x6,

Isn't it epic?

Here's how we made it ~ Click here


Check out our YouTube Channel for all our fun DIY Cat Stuff videos.


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And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of our 31st Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew enjoyed it, and if mew decide to make your furry own Two in One Cat Scratcher tag us on social media @BionicBasil.

Don't furget to check our yearly Halloween tradition of Spooky Story Time tomorrow in a **Brand New** B Team adventure called **Claws of Terror**, as we know mew won't want to miss that! MOL 

Spooky purrs

MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 










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11 comments:

  1. That scratcher is a 'scritchy' success!! You did well, and your cats approve, that is the most impawrtant!

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  2. Fudge, you are definitely in love with the Halloween theme. Yer new scratcher box and the Spooky house. Lynn did not know about Amazon scratcher pads and will look into this fur me. And she'd like the "doll" haunted house fer herself. Precious

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  3. An awesome cat scratcher. So talented.

    Happy Halloween.

    Have a purrfect day and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to mom. ♥

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  4. Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

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  5. That looks fabulous, all the crafts. Your mom is so talented. Enjoy kitties..BooHoo👻👻Double Pawkisses for a Happy Monday to all of you🐾😽💞

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  6. Fantastic scratcher there! Kitties, start scratchin'! Go to town!

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  7. That scratcher is totally amazing as spooky cool too!

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  8. That is awesome!!! You kitties are so lucky to have such a talented human. XO

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  9. What a fabulous idea! I need to learn to make our own scratchers.

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  10. That is a great scratcher. Your PA is extra talented!

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