Monday 25 March 2024

**RERUN** Crafting With Cats Easter Special ~ How We Made The Work, Scratch 'n' Play Desk and Chair ~ Purrfect for all Office Cats Who Take Their Jobs Very Seriously

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Happy Monday pawesome pals

Thanks for joining us for the third Easter Crafting with Cats segment, and it's now officially an Easter Eggstravaganza crafting bonanza! MOL  Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff, 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.

To see the previous Easter projects click the links below:

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This time we're making the pawesome

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair

What We Used:

3 x cardboard boxes

2 x cardboard tubes

sisal rope

glue gun

sticky-back plastic

2 cable ties


fabric scraps for cushion + wadding + pom pom trim + sewing machine

plus some cute feline accessories for the desk

Optional Cat ~ Parsley was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

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Let's get started!

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 1 - 4

1. These are the 3 boxes we used.

2. Using the largest box at the bottom of the pile, we opened up the flaps to increase the height and drew an opening.

3. & 4.  Next, we cut out the opening and glued the loose flaps in place.

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 5 - 8

5. Then we used the top box to create the shelving unit for the back of the desk.

6. & 7. Cut all the flaps off and glue the two longer ones together.

8. This is what our desk looked like at this point.

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 9 - 12

9. - 12.  Instead of painting, we found some white sticky-back plastic we had in stock, so we decided to use that to cover everything.

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 13 - 16

13. & 14. Place the box on sticky-back plastic. Trace around the box so mew have a template that looks like this.

15. Cut out leaving about a 1" or 2.5 cm extra allowance around the edge. Cut an exact replica, so mew now have two identical pieces. 

16. This was the tricky part; covering the inside of the box first. It took a little time to manoeuvre everything into place, but our top tip is to leave the backing on the flaps while mew stick the bottom piece in place first, then do one flap at a time. And repeat for the outside of the box.

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 17 - 20

17. This is the finished shelf unit once the extra shelf was glued into place.

18. & 19. Next, we covered the desk inside and out.

20. This is how it looked after the shelf unit was glued at the back of the desk. 

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 21 - 24

21. We used the middle box to make the chair. 

22. We measured how high the seat needed to be, by offering it up against the desk.

23. We cut down the sides to the pen mark and then glued one of the cardboard tubes cut in half to provide extra support under the seat.

24. Next we folded and glued all the flaps in place until it looked like this, a cute little box chair. Then we covered it in sticky-back plastic.

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 25 - 28

25. & 26. We used the 2nd cardboard tube to make a scratch post for the back of the chair. This also makes the chair more stable. Just glue the rope around the tube.

27. Then, using the cable ties, we secured it to the chair at the top and at the base of the seat.

28. To make it a little prettier at the bottom, we made a little holder that the bottom of the scratch post is glued into, stabilising it furtherAnd here's the finished chair.

Easter Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® How We Made The Work, Scratch'n'Play Desk and Chair - Steps 29 - 32

29. & 30. Parsley came to check on how things were going, and this is the final product.

31. Using some fabric scraps, we made a small cushion pad for the chair and trimmed it with pom poms. Then, we used double-sided tape to stick it to the chair seat so it wouldn't slip off.

32. To finish it off, we made a large woolly pom pom to stick on top of the scratch post and then added a few desk essentials, such as a jar of catnip, a green mouse, and some feather wands, plus a few stationery items.

And voila, mew have the purrfect desk and workspace for your kitty.

If mew'd like to watch the creation of the desk and chair plus see what The B Team thought of their new furniture, just click play!

or watch direct on YouTube

We think The Work, Scratch 'n' Play Desk and Chair turned out epically epic, and it's now in our BBHQ office for whenever anyone wants to write the blog or a book or two!

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That pawesome furiends, furry sadly brings us to the end of our third Easter Crafting with Cats rerun. We do hope mew liked it, and we look forward to sharing more crafting exploits from BBHQ later in the week!

We'll be back tomorrow with the epilogue of Claws of Terror. If mew missed last week's action and adventure in Chapter Twenty, click here to catch up.

Epically crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. Wow, that's a set-up any office cat would be proud of!

  2. Great fur kitties with thumbs to blog type. I'd use the scratchy post. And Lynn says it's
    hard to believe Easter is almost here. Precious

  3. Oh what a fabulous project and so well done. You're so talented.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to your wonderful mom. ♥

  4. Very 😎 cool! Great for any and all office kitties!

  5. Another amazing masterpiece from the mind of the P.A.!!!!

  6. Amazing love this for all those office should publish a book on crafts for cats.xx😽🐈‍⬛🐾


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