Build A Cat Tent With An Old T-Shirt


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You know how cats always love to lay down on or in anything they can find? It doesn’t matter if it’s an empty box, a suitcase while you’re packing, a laptop while you’re using it, if they fit, they sit.

Finding them a designated little place where they can do just that can be a little difficult. So why not make them one? This cat tent is perfect for any kitty, and it’s practically free to make.


The majority of the things you’ll need to make this cat tent are things you’ve needed to recycle for a while. Instead of throwing away a cardboard box, that old T-shirt, or those wonky hangers, use them for this!

What you’ll need is:

  • A 15″ x 15″ piece of cardboard
  • A medium-sized unisex T-Shirt
  • 2 wire hangers
  • 4 safety pins
  • Tape
  • Pliers

First, use the pliers to cut the hooks off of the wire hangers. Then, poke each end of the hang through opposite diagonal corners of the cardboard.

Use your pliers to bend the hanger’s ends at a 90 degree angle so the cardboard will lay flat on the floor. Repeat this process with the other hanger and the remaining cardboard corners.

Secure all of the corners with tape. Use a piece of tape to secure the point where the wires intersect as well. Slip the T-shirt over the tent, with the head hole on one of the sides.

Secure the sleeves and excess piece of shirt with safety pins on the bottom of the cat tent, and you’re done!

Watch Purina Friskies’ tutorial below and give making one of these a shot! Your cat is sure to love it!