Cats are very good at sleeping every free minute at their disposal which means almost every time. So one way of giving your cat the best nap time, which can approximate to 12 houris to get it a bed. Not just any other bed to sleep, rest and relax in but one that is also good for their health. Cat beds come in come in all shapes, sizes, designs, a wide range of colors and materials. So to avoid confusion from which to choose, you can make everything easier by making your starry cat bed in his favorite spot, the shelf!
How to make a starry sky shelf Cat Bed?
The benefits of making your cat this is that you get to make all the choices especially the size of the bed so that you will choose a sizable shelf. Another advantage is that you don’t need to be guaranteed because you will do the best job on the cat bed that you make. About the size of the bed, you need to care because cats love to stretch every time their eyes open. The best news is that your cat won’t care about the color or designs, as long as it is comfortable, it will love the bed.
You are however supposed to watch out not to make such a huge bed, a smaller but comfortable space will make your cat feel more secure so avoid the large shelves. Before you even start making this bed, you need to measure your cat. To get the right measurements, start from the head to the base of their tail. Do this when the cat is calm as they are typically playful and curious especially when you have something in your hands. When you finally have the measurement, add a couple of inches on the original number so that the cat can have a real-time on its shelf bed.
Make sure that when you are making this bed, you leave enough space for your cat to get in and out. Since it is a shelf, it will be better to just leave the open side as it is, do not struggle to make a door as we are going to make the walls darker. Another important detail before you make the cat bed, ensure that you pick materials that your cat is not allergic to. But in our case today, your cat has nothing to worry about as the bed will be made for a very simple cardboard sheet.
There are many types of beds that you can make for your cat, but today we are going to focus on how to make a starry shelf bed. A celestial bed is, of course, unique and attractive, even if the cat will not care about all that, it is still good to the eye. First of all, we are going to inspect the materials that you need to make this beautiful starry cat bed. That is after you have already identified a suitable shelf that is not far from the ground so that the cat will not have a hard time getting in. That is if there is an elderly cat or kittens.
What do you need to Make a DIY Starry Sky Shelf Cat Bed?
- A form sheet
- Sewing needle
- White copy paper for the stars,
- Led light strip
- Cardboard sheet
- A pencil
- A ruler
- LED light strip
- A black paperboard.
Secondly, we are going to look at the exact steps to be followed so that, you can duplicate a lovely starry shelf cat bed.
After you have checked that you have all the tools, start by taking the simple cardboard sheet, make measured lines on it using a pencil and a ruler. And then cut it the exact width of the shelf case that you want. However, at the top and bottom, leave some extra cardboard which means you will cut some inches from the lines you drew.
On that extra cardboard space, draw lines along it with a pencil, of course, you need to be using a ruler so that the lines can be straight. Then, keenly crease the lines you have made using the blunt side of the scissors, and then fold it with a ruler which will be easier and neat due to the creasing. Do this to the parallel edges of the cardboard.Make a small cut in two corners that will make it possible to remove the panel anytime you feel like. And that will give you a complete base of your cat bed!
On that base, apply glue all over the front panel and cover it with a black paperboard. This is what we are going to use to achieve the starry look.
Leave the panel to dry by putting some weight on top of it so that the glue does not take time to dry, remember, we want to get done with this as soon as possible so that kitty can have fun with his new house. Once it is dry, trim off the excess paperboard to make it neat and fitting.
Use the foam sheet as a soft surface for your end product, and then make holes in the panel with wool sewing needle so that you can create the stars. Since the pin will make tiny holes, use the pencil to enlarge some of the starts and when done, turn the panel upside down. Leave the form sheet there as its primary purpose was providing a surface for the starts to be made.
Now, in its upside down state, apply glue to the stars which will be visible and cover it with a white copy paper to achieve the brightness of the stars.
We need to apply LED light strip to the panel which is done by sticking a double-sided tape on the LED back and gluing it to the top fold. This marks the ends of the star panel. We the n assemble the panel to the shelf case. Apply double-sided tape with paperboard on both sides with a power cord from the back panel.
Now to apply the star panel, plug in the led light and slid in the panel until it is tightly held.Then apply paperboard on top and bottom. Immediately you put the lights on; the beautiful stars will be visible.
You obviously want your cat to be very comfortable, add a pillow to this magnificent starry shelf cat house and watch as your cat instantly falls in love with his new house.
Then now Enjoy it !
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Source: Cat Lesson