DIY Fancy Cat Collar

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If you are anything like me, which I assume you are, you take a crap ton of pictures of your cat. Samuel is obviously a fabulous model for these DIY fancy cat collars.

These collars are inexpensive and extremely easy to create. I purchased my shirt from Goodwill.

What You Need:

  • Small child’s shirt with collar.(color/style is up to you)
  • Scissors
  • Fierce cat to model the finished product.

Step One: Lay the unbuttoned shirt on a flat surface with the collar popped.

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Step Two: Carefully cut along the seam closest to the body of the shirt.

Step Three: Button the collar around your cat’s neck.

Finished Product:

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These collars are perfect when you want to include your cat in the family portrait, prom pictures, senior pictures, or when he is the ring bearer at your wedding.

You are welcome.

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T-Shirt Rope Toy

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Feathers, string, USB cables, and hair ties. All of these items, whether intended as toys or not, will be chewed up and carried around in your cat’s mouth. (This has been my experience at least). I do not want to deny my cat his right to lose his mind while chasing stringy objects through the air. This project is simple, and for most of you will cost zero dollars! That is right, $Free.99.

What You Need:

  • Two old t-shirts without side seams 
  • Scissors
  • A flat rectangular object. (I used a cutting board)
  • The ability to twist, braid, and knot.

Step One: First, lay both t-shirts on a flat surface. 

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Step Two: Cut a straight line below any embellishment on the t-shirt.

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Step Three: Cut the bottom seam off of the t-shirt.

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Step Four: Fold the t-shirt from bottom to top, leaving a one inch allowance.

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Step Five: Cut even strips vertically without cutting the one inch allowance.

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Step Six: Unfold the t-shirt and slide it onto a flat rectangular object with the one inch allowance in the middle. 434

Step Seven: Make a slant cut from strip 1 to strip 2, continuing with each strip until you have a continuous strip of fabric.

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Step Eight: Pull on the strip of fabric until it starts to roll up into a tube, it should look like string now.

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Step Nine: Repeat this process with the other t-shirt. You will have two balls of t-shirt yarn when you are done. (this project does not require a lot of t-shirt yarn, so save it for future projects)

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Step Ten: Roll out  and cut three even sets of string (one of each color), and tie the ends into a knot to hold the two strands in place.

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Step Eleven: Twist each pair of strings until you reach the end of the strand, and secure each twist with a knot.

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Step Twelve: Tie all three strands together at one end, leaving the three strands free to be braided.

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Step Thirteen: Braid the three strands for about 3/4 of the length and then tie off the braid with a knot. Then tie each individual strand into two knots close to the big knot in order to keep the strands more separated.

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Step Fourteen:  Tie each strand into a few more knots to help the strands move more freely.

Step Fifteen: Introduce your cat to this awesome upcycled toy!

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DIY: Whisker Mug

Recently there appears to be an obsession with mustaches. Apparently, throwing a mustache on any object adds instant sex appeal and an air of debonair. I am not anti-mustachio, however this trend seems to be played out. What is sexier, sassier, classier, and more debonair than a cat? Nothing. It is possible to maintain your achieved level of sex appeal by dawning this game changing whisker mug. Mee-ow!

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I purchased my DecoArt Glass Paint Markers from Hobby Lobby, $3.99 each

Step One: Shake the black paint marker and push the felt tip onto a piece of paper until ink comes out.

Step Two: Practice drawing your desired whiskers on a piece of paper.

Step Three: When you feel confident in your sketch, draw the nose and whiskers in black ink on the top center of the mug.

Step Four: Shake the pink paint marker and push the felt tip onto a piece of paper until ink comes out.

Step Five: Fill in the nose with pink ink.

Step Six: Allow the mug to dry for 8 hours.

Step Seven: Bake the mug in a non-preheated oven for 40 minutes at 375°.

Step Eight: When 40 minutes have passed, turn the oven off and let the mug cool with the oven door open.

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Your sexy new mug is dishwasher safe!

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