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DIY Cactus Cat Scratching Post

Do you have a hard time choosing the perfect cat scratching post for your feline friend?

None of the existing designs match your style and you just think they all look the same?

Well, you don’t have to keep searching anymore, as we brought you a step by step guide on how to build your own cactus shaped cat scratcher.

Yes, you read that right, a cat scratcher in the shape of a cactus, which will not only save your furniture from your cat’s claws but it will also look fabulous in your living room.

As a bonus, thanks to the shape of the cactus, your cat will not only scratch it but will also love to hang from it while trying to hunt down those bright flowers from the top.

DIY Cactus Cat Scratching Post

What you’ll need:

  • 15 x 15 inch round plywood (the thicker and heavier the better, as it gives a stable base to the structure)
  • 25 inch dia. natural sisal rope, 210 ft. long
  • Green dye (for 160 ft. of rope)
  • Glue sticks (warning: you’ll need lots, so the bigger the pack the better)
  • Glue gun
  • Green spray paint
  • Electric drill
  • 4 wood screws
  • Stones or concrete to fill the body of the scratcher
  • Fake flowers for a touch of cuteness
  • 4 inch dia. plumbing pipe, 3.2 ft. long (or cut a longer one to size)
  • 1 pipe lid
  • 2 single tees
  • 2 90° elbow pipes
  • 2 3 inch polystyrene baubles
DIY Cactus Cat Scratching Post

Extra Tips:

Before diving into this project, here are some extra tips that will help you build the most unique cat scratching post you’ve ever had:

You will need more glue than you might think at first, so make sure to buy a big pack.

In order for the cat scratcher to last a long time, make sure you use a generous amount of glue and wrap the rope very tightly around the pipe.

When using the textile dye or the paint spray, use gloves, otherwise your hands will turn green.

After cutting the rope, make sure to secure the ends, as it unfolds easily. Also, give enough time for the rope to soak up the liquid before rinsing it.

Once you’ve got all the things and tips needed for this project, all you have to do is to follow the step by step guide below and build your own cactus shaped cat scratcher.

After completing it, just take a step back and let your cat have fun with it while admiring your work.

DIY Cactus Cat Scratching Post

Molli Taylor

Sunday 17th of April 2022

This is erally need because it's pretty but also useful for the cats!


Monday 6th of December 2021

What a cute idea for a cat scratching post. This would be a great gift for a pet lover also!

Monica McConnell

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I never thought of this it is so cute

Debbie P

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

This is a really cool DIY for your cat. And it would make a great gift as well.

Minta Boggs

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

This is cute and probably better made than the stores.

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