It’s been years since I’ve dabbled in making crafts. The thought crosses my mind often that it would be a lot of fun to get back into creating one-of-a-kind pieces with my own hands. That’s a rewarding feeling, isn’t it? 🙂
The most desirable part about making crafts to me, however, is giving them as gifts. You can’t buy creativity like that in a store. You also can’t buy that level of thoughtfulness. Giving or receiving a handmade gift is just extra special. Wouldn’t you agree?
In honor of all my crafty DIY-er friends and readers, I hope this list inspires your creative spark and makes you smile!
To make finding the perfect DIY craft project for you a little easier, these will be grouped by difficulty level. We’ll start off with intermediate to advanced.
Table of Contents
Intermediate to Advanced Difficulty Cat Crafts for Adults & Kids Too!
If you enjoy working with clay, you might love these fun and absolutely adorable cat coasters. She even includes on her website the template needed for this design. Instructions are clear and easy to understand.
Dog lovers, I bet you could easily make a version of these for yourself or someone you love!
This is such a brilliant idea by Kristen. If you love cats but don’t like the way their furniture looks in your home – consider this! Using a bookshelf of your choice – turn it into a kitty oasis that suits your decor. Limitless possibilities here.
Now y’all know I’m a black cat advocate because of our Dizzy and how her start to life was! This pillow is the perfect way to show black cat (or any cat) love. It’s also the perfect addition to any farmhouse styled home.
Doreen has graciously walked us through step by step how she created this masterpiece.
These magnets are purrfect! The hardest part is finding the cat magnets of your choice. After that, you’ve got yourself the perfect DIY project. Easy as 1, 2, 3. You’re going to love this! Swapping the cats out for any other animal would be a cinch too!
I'm Holly. Devoted wife to my amazing husband, Bill. Faithful woman of God. Introverted and Introspective INFJ (MBTI). Lover of nature and animals (especially cats). I love writing and research, especially on topics of nature, plants, faith, and cats! My hope is that people feel encouraged, comforted and supported after interacting with me. Especially fond of who society deem the "underdogs," I love helping people see their God-given beauty and celebrating it!
My friend had some coasters made with photos of Spunk on them. That window basket is hammock-like.
Spunk is a cutie pie! I’d gladly have coasters with that face on them! 😀 I’ve thought about the hammocks you made for your cats quite a lot, actually. I shared your link in one of my posts earlier on because it’s such a neat idea! And I agree, the window basket definitely reminds me of a hammock for kitties as well. They rule the world I tell you! Thanks Tim for your comment!
How fun. I want some of those things.
Have a fabulous day and week, Holly. ♥
Aren’t these fun? I agree, they look like a lot of fun to do. I hope my DIY craft friends will send me some of their own photos of completed projects. Now that’s fun! 🙂
Always wonderful to hear from you my friend. Be blessed, Sandee! ♥
All of these are so cute that it’s hard to pick a favorite!! The cat window basket is so creative. Amber would love that, although she might fall out trying to get the birds outside. 😂
Thank you so much for mentioning me! That’s so sweet of you!! You’re the best and I appreciate you so much! 💕
😂 Poor Amber! Some things are just more important than trying to maintain balance, mama! Bird tv is the #1 show, ya know!
I agree about the cat basket. I thought that was pretty smart. And you are more than welcome for the mention! It’s my pleasure to share your talent with everyone else. Your gift makes room for you 🙂
I appreciate you so very much too, Michelle. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you’ve done! 🤗
Thank you holly for the mention, you are always so kind thinking of others. I have three favorites that I really want to try making when I have some time. The cat cans are a fun project to do with kids and they are not expensive to make in supplies. I love the cat hoody too and the basket in the window I know my cats would love. I did a cat craft once, it was awhile back. https://ourlittleredhouseblog.com/2019/10/23/diy-cat-baskets-for-halloween-treats/, little baskets to fill with candy treats. We have three cats in our home and they all have unique characteristics about them. They keep the whole family happy and laughing. The best part is when they know when one of us is upset an they jump up purring to sit in our laps. Such sweet little creatures.
Awww! I really love your diy cat baskets. They are adorable. If it’s okay with you, I think I’ll add your cat craft to my DIY craft list is a +1? I’m also considering making this into a series – finding fun cat crafts that adults can do, as well as kids. What do you think? I have so many amazing friends, like you, who are gifted at creating things with their hands. Seems fun to feature ideas that might spark some more ideas! 🙂
It is my absolute pleasure to mention you & your blog! I’ve shared your posts on my social media accounts, which I created just for blogging. (Hubby and I neither one had an account before I began this site and Wholeness Haven).
The 3 crafts you picked to try sound like a lot of fun. The window perch really impressed me as well. To create something so nice for such little money is a big blessing. It’s why I love what you do so much! Always a pleasure to hear from you, friend. Thank you so much for coming in & sharing your thoughts! 🤗
So sorry, took so long to get back with you, a lot going on over here in my life but I am slowly catching up bit by bit. Thank you so much for all the encouraging words you give to all of us bloggers out here. Yes, absolutely you can share whatever you like that I make. The more people that create the more everyone will be happy I believe. When we create and share that with others it always comes from a place of love and kindness. Creating is the opposite of destroying and that is why I am always pushing for everyone to take time and slow down and use those hands of yours to make something pretty.
I love your idea of making this a regular thing of creating and sharing that. Hope you are having a wonderful month of Valentine treats and spending time with your love ones. Have a great week.
These are cool. I love the black cat no-sew pillow. Looks just like Midnight. So cute.
Isn’t that no sew pillow adorable? I agree! And it does look like Midnight (and our Dizzy!). Knowing how abused black kitties are, I always feel an affinity toward them. ♥ They are very special. It’s wonderful to see you again!! Thank you for stopping in, my friend. 🤗
All are great craft ideas .I especially love the perch basket and the coasters are super cute!
The perch basket seems to be a big hit. I think she did an amazing job with that one, too. The coasters seem like a lot of fun as well, I agree. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping in to share your thoughts with me!
These ideas are SO cute!
Aw, thank you so much Janet. I’m glad you enjoyed! 🙂 Was considering making this a series that I continue for all of my DIY craft loving friends. What do you think?
Have a blessed day, sweet sis! 🙏🏼
I’ve been wanting to get back into arts and crafts stuff for ages, but it’s been like coming up against a wall I can’t quite get past. So this is fantastic inspiration and you’re so right about how something crafted not only gives you a sense of achievement but they end result can make a fantastic unique gift, made with effort, thought and care. But where to start here?! There are so many cute makes!!
I’m a sucker for coaster and mugs, so I’d love to make a little kitty coaster. I’ve never tried crochet but I’m curious as to just how you do it. However, if my dire knitting skills are anything to go by, this is probably one I should stay away from for my own sanity and safety. I’ll show it to my mum as she really enjoys knitting so I think she’d probably quite enjoy crochet. And selfishly, I want a kitty poncho! The cat perch is so sweet. It made me wonder if you could make like a little swing, but you’d need an adventurous cat to get in it. I’m tempted by the storage baskets, too. I took a look at the instructions and it’s just rope and glue and only 4 steps, so a nice easy make.
You really have found some amazing ones here, Holly! Plenty of variety for all different interests and skill levels and budgets. I saw your comment above about a series on your blog for DIY crafting – just wanted to say I think that’s a great idea and you would be perfect for it!!
Caz, I am so sorry! I was double-checking to make sure the comments had been responded to and saw your awesome reply. Not sure how it happened but I am so sorry that I haven’t replied until now….
I agree with you and know exactly what you mean. It is like coming up a wall when we want to restart a hobby, isn’t it? I can see you making some really unique and fun crafts. I wonder what your creativity would come up with? 💭
I laughed when you said you selfishly want one of those crocheted kitty ponchos. I thought that one was interesting, as I’d never seen anything quite like it! I love your idea about the cat swing too. That’s one worth trying I think! I wonder if Virgil would attempt to get in and relax a spell?
You are so kind, Caz. Your comments always make my day. 🤗
Holly, You are amazing at crafts!! I love Michelle’s crafts but you have left both of us behind… I mean, I should not even include myself. Very professional crafting. We are going to try the one with felt cats… My kids would love that craft as they love anything related to cats. Might hang them besides our cat bed. I might do a blog post and link yours for a reference. Already pinned it. I am glad we met through blogging, as you are an amazing person. May God bless you!
Aw Bushra you are so very kind! Your words have touched my heart, thank you! I believe in being the best version of me as possible – living in thoughtfulness, kindness and compassion. I don’t always achieve the heights I’d like to but I try! 🤗
Unfortunately, I wish that I could take credit for the crafts in these photos but I can’t. 🙂 These are all crafts done by others I admire in the blogging community. Knowing that I have so many brilliant crafters and DIY-ers (like yourself), I hoped to inspire some creative ideas. Selfishly, I hoped you all would share your creations with me too!
I hope you and your kids will decide to do the felt cats. If you try them, please share with me how you liked it? God bless you, sweet Bushra. Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your thoughts! 💕
You are so kind and deserve the best!
God bless your heart! I believe the same about you, sweet Bushra! ♥
Holly, l love your site even though I’m totally a dog person. 🙂 I could see myself making the cat cape!
Isn’t that cat cape great? 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping in! I love hearing from you! ♥
These are so great!! I have been enjoying your site very much 🙂 I am an INFJ too!
Yay! It makes my heart so happy to hear that you’ve been enjoying! That’s really all I could ever ask. And my goodness, what a blessing it is to ‘meet’ a fellow INFJ! We are unique, to say the least. Feeling connected to another human being who “gets it” for us is everything I think. God is faithful to bring people right when we need them most. Isn’t He?
Thank you sincerely for coming by and for sharing your heart with all of us. You are a blessing! I hope to hear more from you. 🤗
Smiling big here too. I remember reading that we have one of the most unusual personality profiles out there. I like that 🙂 🙂 Truly a delight to “meet” you too, my dear sister! I can feel your lovely heart, that you are a true ray of light in Jesus!
Aw Jennifer, you’ve made my day! THANK YOU for such a kind comment! Wow. It means more than I can express to hear your feel that. We have a lot of hurting people in this world. If I’m able to encourage even one with the love Jesus has in my heart – I’m grateful. Your heart and service is a prime example of that. A beautiful blessing you are, Jennifer. Thanks for all you do! 🤗
Oh yes, we definitely do have a very unusual personality profile. At one stage in my life I was pursuing Psychology and found it all to be fascinating after seeing there was so much truth. It made me understand just how God created my mind and heart to work – along with all other INFJs or other personality types. We are a curious combination of connectedness, alone time, talkative but only if it’s not the shallow ‘small talk’ stuff. Deeply held beliefs with convictions we stick to. Misunderstood 99% of the time which is why we focus more on others than ourselves.
If you’d ever like to talk or have a like-minded heart to heart, feel free to reach out Jennifer. I pray you & yours are well this day! ♥
And again your words make my heart smile! Amazing how well you described me 🙂 :). My 16-year-old is fascinated by Psychology and studied the Myers-Briggs profiles so extensively that she got to a point where she could almost always figure out what any given individual is without a formal test or questionaire. How amazingly complex God’s creation is! Thank you so much for the warm welcome, I am tucking it gratefully into my heart 🙂 <3
Not sure if my last comment in response to this one went through okay (Internet issues), so trying again:
And once again, your words made my heart smile! Amazing how precisely you nailed me in that description. My sixteen-year-old is fascinated by Psychology too. Of her own initiative, she studied the Meyers-Briggs profiles so extensively that she got to the point of being able to discern which one almost any invidivual is without a formal questionaire or interview. How beautifully complex and intricate are we His creations!
Thank you so much for the warm welcome, my sister. I am tucking it gratefully into my heart <3 <3
Oh no! Sorry about the internet issues. Goodness knows I understand those. We’ve had our fair share of them here lately as well. I hope they are getting you squared away now?
I bet you & I could share a whole list of personality traits most would find to be incredibly odd. 😀 Lets face it, we are, but in a wonderful sort of way! I adored the story of your daughter. She sounds like one fascinating girl! Does she have an interest in going into counseling or a Psychology-based field in the future?
Amen to what you said about us being beautifully complex and intricate. I wholeheartedly agree. I love how each of us complete one huge masterpiece of a puzzle. Without one piece, we would be incomplete. We are all made for His glory!
I thank you for the warm welcome as well. You have touched my heart and I’m glad to have met you here. I hope to talk with you more again soon! ♥
Yes, she is still interested. She’s in her junior year of high school, and considering the possibility of forensic psychology. I’m not sure how I feel about that particular branch, but I am fully trusting Daddy God to lead her in the right direction. She is very unusual for her age in many ways, and delightful. We are very close, and I am deeply grateful for th gift that she is. Not looking forward to her going away to college! Thank you for asking 🙂 And yes, I bet we could come up with quite the fascinating collective list! Praising Him with you that we are fearfully and wonderfully made! Blessings of rich grace and peace to your spirit today, Holly! <3 <3 <3
Oh, and to answer your other question, the jungle Internet has presented challenges off and on for years, but today is a good Internet day and we have a new wifi service that is looking good so far!