12 DIY Cat Scratchers That Aren’t Eye Sores

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We got used to the fact that pet furniture is mostly an eye sore: it’s ugly, it doesn’t fit your interior and looks not to the point. But we still need some to spoil our pets and I decided to share some aesthetically cool pieces that won’t spoil your space. These are cool DIY scratchers that don’t look ugly and are stylish, so you may rock them any time in any space, and DIYing them won’t take much time or effort. To attract your cat to a new scratcher you may sprinkle on some catnip, and the cat’s attention is guaranteed! Now let’s have a look at the DIYs I’ve prepared.

Sisal Rope

Color blocking is a stylish way to add a bold touch to your space or look and using this technique will make it edgier. Make a cool color block cat scratcher post of sisal rope and it will be a nice addition to your space! Sisal rope is loved by most of cats and it’s great for scratching. It will fit many decor styles, your cat will be pleased to scratch natural sisal rope and making it is pretty easy. Enjoy!

DIY color blocked sisal rope cat scratcher (via www.shelterness.com)

DIY color blocked sisal rope cat scratcher (via www.shelterness.com)

I must confess: I’m totally in love with this adorable cactus kitty scratcher and I’m going to make one for my cat, too! The piece is covered with sisal rope and it really shows off a large cactus! It’s a chic and fun idea that can be suitable for a boho interior or a desert home and will be nice in a kid’s room. Make as many cacti as you want to create a whole cacti forest for your cats!

DIY cactus sisal rope scratcher (via www.kayleeeylander.com)

DIY cactus sisal rope scratcher (via www.kayleeeylander.com)

This scratcher post is ideal for a modern or minimalist space, it features a stylish geometric base and some sisal rope on the post. To make it look that chic you’ll need some black and copper paint and a stencil, and the post is just left unpainted, though you may add copper to it, too. Read how to make this scratcher and let your kitty scratch with style!

DIY modern geometric cat scratcher with a post (via www.prettyhandygirl.com)

DIY modern geometric cat scratcher with a post (via www.prettyhandygirl.com)

This piece is all about minimalist and clean design: it’s just a piece of wood covered with sisal rope, no bright colors, no complicated designs and shapes. Making it won’t take much time – it’s all about just attaching the sisal rope to the piece of wood and that’s it. Leave it unfinished to achieve that pure minimal look.

DIY minimalist sisal rope cat scratcher (via almostmakesperfect.com)

DIY minimalist sisal rope cat scratcher (via almostmakesperfect.com)

Love double-duty pieces? Then you’ll love this craft, too! This is a vase cat scratcher: it’s a vase covered with sisal rope, a very practical and creative idea. Keep in mind that if you put fresh flowers and not dry herbs in the vase, you’ll have to pour some water, and if you cat drops the vase, it may spill. So I strongly recommend some cotton, lavender or billy balls.

DIY vase sisal rope cat scratcher (via meowlifestyle.com)

DIY vase sisal rope cat scratcher (via meowlifestyle.com)

Here’s another double-duty piece and an IKEA hack in one! This is a bedside table by IKEA called Rast and turned into a comfy ottoman and a kitty scratcher at the same time. The idea is about assembling a bedside table, covering it with sisal rope, adding upholstery on top and a kitty toy – here a pompom one. Looks pretty nice and will be a nice item in any living room and your cat will be happy, too!

DIY IKEA Rast hack into an ottoman scratcher (via www.we-are-scout.com)

DIY IKEA Rast hack into an ottoman scratcher (via www.we-are-scout.com)

This is a standard scratcher post made of wood, a rug and some sisal rope on a cardboard post. The whole craft won’t take much time, it’s pretty simple and such a piece will fit many interiors. The whole look here mostly depends on the base look, so choose a proper rug that fits your interior.

DIY sisal rope post cat scratcher (via www.hometalk.com)

DIY sisal rope post cat scratcher (via www.hometalk.com)

Here’s one more idea with sisal rope, it resembles of the minimalist scratcher that i’ve already shared here but it’s give a more modern and colorful look with paint. I strongly recommend to choose as natural paint as possible, you cat make bite it and it shouldn’t feel bad after.

DIY colorful sisal rope cat scratcher (via www.homedit.com)

DIY colorful sisal rope cat scratcher (via www.homedit.com)

Cardboard

Cardboard is another super popular material to use for scratchers, it’s very comfy for scratching and many cats like it very much, besides, cardboard reminds them of their first days that were often in a cardboard box. Make a stylish modern scratcher of cardboard and a wooden frame – it’s a cool solution that doesn’t require much money and can be often changed. Make it large enough for your cat to sleep on, many cats love it, too!

DIY cardboard in a box cat scratcher (via www.apartmenttherapy.com)

DIY cardboard in a box cat scratcher (via www.apartmenttherapy.com)

This is a cheap and rather nice-looking cat scratcher made of cardboard like the previous one but this one is shaped as a circle. Make the size up to your cat’s size so that it could use it as an additional bed – cats love cardboard and many of them will sleep on such a bed after scratching it, so foresee this opportunity, too.

DIY round cardboard cat scratcher (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

DIY round cardboard cat scratcher (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

I’m in love with this cardboard scratcher! It’s a cardboard piece shaped as a kitty head – it’s a nice idea to add a fun and whimsy touch to your space. And again I strongly recommend to make the scratcher large enough for your cat to lie on, it may sleep on it, too.

DIY cardboard cat head-shaped scratcher (via www.saltycanary.com)

DIY cardboard cat head-shaped scratcher (via www.saltycanary.com)

The last cardboard scratcher is also a round-shaped one and it will add a colorful touch to your space: cover it with masking tape in stripes, it’s a bold and easy idea to rock. Making such a scratcher is easy and decorating it is simple, enjoy!

DIY round cardboard cat scratcher with colorful stripes (via www.designsponge.com)

DIY round cardboard cat scratcher with colorful stripes (via www.designsponge.com)