It takes some time cutting up cardboard into strips, but you can save a bundle by making your own cat scratcher. It requires a lot of cardboard, so it’s a perfect project for anyone that just moved or loves to shop online. My cat Tiggy loves it!
Large cardboard box
More cardboard pieces
Box cutter and/or scissors
Use a box with a bottom that’s the size you want your scratcher to be.
Cut off the box flaps.
Cut around box bottom so that it’s only 1-2 inches high.
Put box flap into scratcher bottom.
Cut to fit. This piece will be your template. Continue to cut enough pieces to fit the entire box. Instead of using glue, I stuffed in enough pieces to prevent them from moving. You can use glue if you want, just make sure that it’s safe for cats!
You can sprinkle with catnip if you wish.