Need a stylish place for your cat to scratch its paws? This cactus scratching post is the cutest solution! Check out the tutorial below.
* 1 3-inch ABS pipe (cut into 3-inch sections)
* 2 3-inch wye joints
* 2 3-inch 45-degree elbow
* 3 3-inch coupling
* 1 3-inch flushing
* 3 foam balls
* 1 wooden disk
* 2 ¼-inch x 100-feet sisal ropes
* Hot glue
* Fabric dye
* Felt (for flowers)
# Dye 150 feet of the rope green. Let dry.
# Drill pilot holes through flushing into wooden disc.
# Place flushing over wooden disk and mark holes.
# Drill pilot holes where you marked.
# Screw flushing to wooden disk. Set aside.
# Cut 3-inch ABS pipe into 5 3-inch sections using a hacksaw.
# Push 1 of the pipe pieces into flushing.
# Pour cement into this pipe. This is to weigh it down.
# Let dry.
# Now, to start building the cactus shape.
# Put couplings on, stacking them, held together by 3-inch pieces of 3-inch pipe. Use a hammer to make sure joints are tight.
# Connect 45 elbows to the wye joints.
# Connect wye joints and elbows to the base of the cactus, using 3-inch pieces of 3-inch pipe.
# Push down the cactus to ensure all joints are secure.
# Hot glue the foam balls into the opening of the 3 tops.
# Using hot glue, coil your dyed rope from bottom to top to cover the cactus.
# Coil the undyed rope around flushing and covering base.
# Check to remove all extraneous pieces of hot glue, rope, etc. to make this safe for your kitty.
# Add some felt flowers for a little pop of color.
# If desired, rub some catnip on it to make your cat more inclined to scratch!