10 Cat Crafts For Adults That Kids Will Love Too

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This round-up list is dedicated to some of the best cat crafts for adults and kids alike. I hope you will find something that makes you smile and brings joy to your lives every time you see it!

I’ve always been genuinely impressed by the type of creative people who can look at a group of random items and craft something beautiful with them! My dear friends over at Blessings By Me, Our Little Red House and Bushra’s Lifestyle are perfect pros at this!

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? πŸ™‚

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.

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Intermediate to Advanced Difficulty Cat Crafts for Adults & Kids Too!

# 1

diy cat coasters
Source: A Beautiful Mess

Cute Kitty Coasters

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced

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!

# 2

Source: Β© Kristen’s DIY Cat Tree

DIY Cat Tree Using A-Frame Bookshelf

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced

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.

cat tree from bookshelf

# 3

cat crafts for adults
Source: Creativities

Crochet Cat Poncho

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced

How cute and creative is this? I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it myself. Have you?

The author suggests this as a great low-cost Halloween costume for adults to wear when trick or treating with kids as well.

Included are the pattern and video tutorial. If you try this, please let me know how it turns out. πŸ™‚

# 4

Source: Β© Hymns & Verses

No Sew Black Cat Pillow

Difficulty: Intermediate

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.

black cat pillow

# 5

cat quilt
Source: Β© Shwin & Shwin

Hipster Cat Quilt

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced

What a sweet idea! This would make the perfect gift at baby showers or to cheer up your own home!

In her blog post, she discusses how this project used freezer paper to simplify the process. It took her around 6 hours to complete. Pattern and instructions included!

Sewing is required.

Cat Themed Crafts for Adults: Easy To Moderate Difficulty Level

# 6

diy cat magnets
Source: Β© Design Sponge

DIY Cat Magnets

Difficulty: Easy

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!

# 7

Source: Librarian Style

Felt Neko Atsume Cats

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

These little felt cuties are just about as
irresistible as cat crafts come!

Molly has done an amazing job making this project easy to follow and simple to start. She’s obsessed with Neko Atsume and you might be too after this!

felt cats

# 8

cat crafts for adults
Source: Hymns & Verses

DIY Cat Perch Basket

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

I absolutely love this idea from Doreen. She has made the purrfect space for her feline while adding to the beauty in her home!

She can teach you to make yours too! It’s inexpensive to make but adds so much value to the home.

# 9

Source: The Crochet Crowd

Crochet Padded Rim Cat Nap Bed

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

What cat would not absolutely adore one of these? Mikey has included detailed instructions and the pattern needed to create this cozy cat bed at home.

According to Mikey, this is rated as easy and takes around 4 hours to complete.

cat crafts for adults

# 10

cat crafts for adults
Source: Β© Quiet Corner

Cat Storage Baskets

Difficulty: Easy

Look at those faces! These cute cat baskets could be used at your desk, a craft room or for small cat toys!

What a simple, affordable and adorable way to show some cat craft love! 😻

+1 = 11

cat themed crafts
Source: Β© Our Little Red House

Kitty Candy Baskets

Difficulty: Intermediate

My dear friend at “Our Little Red House” blog has done it again with this adorable kitty creation! Using yarn around rope, these little baskets are fun, creative and are sure to make you smile!

These aren’t just great Halloween candy baskets. I would love to use these for all sorts of purposes. How about you?

Her detailed instructions are incredibly helpful if you feel stuck at any point.

Fun Crafts Everyone Will Love

I sincerely hope this lighthearted list of cat themed crafts for adults brightened your day. Even better would be if you found something on this list you absolutely must try!

It was so enjoyable creating this list that I might turn this into a series. Would you like that? Stopping at 10 seemed like a good choice, because more felt like it would just be overwhelming.

To my craft loving friends out there: which is your favorite? What would you say is your most favorite feline inspired craft you’ve ever created? I always love when you share your thoughts!

Thank you sincerely for sharing this list with your DIY loving friends on social media and around the blogosphere. Your support means so much!

All My Best To You & Yours,

holly at cat care solutions

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  1. My friend had some coasters made with photos of Spunk on them. That window basket is hammock-like.

    1. Spunk is a cutie pie! I’d gladly have coasters with that face on them! πŸ˜€ 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!

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

      Always wonderful to hear from you my friend. Be blessed, Sandee! β™₯

  2. 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. πŸ˜‚

    Thank you so much for mentioning me! That’s so sweet of you!! You’re the best and I appreciate you so much! πŸ’•

    1. πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ™‚

      I appreciate you so very much too, Michelle. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you’ve done! πŸ€—

  3. 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.

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

      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! πŸ€—

      1. 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.

    1. 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. β™₯ They are very special. It’s wonderful to see you again!! Thank you for stopping in, my friend. πŸ€—

    1. 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. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping in to share your thoughts with me!

    1. Aw, thank you so much Janet. I’m glad you enjoyed! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™πŸΌ

  4. 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 xx

    1. 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? πŸ’­

      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. πŸ€—

  5. 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!

    1. 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! πŸ€—

      Unfortunately, I wish that I could take credit for the crafts in these photos but I can’t. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ’•

    1. 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. πŸ€—

      1. Smiling big here too. I remember reading that we have one of the most unusual personality profiles out there. I like that πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 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!

      2. 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! πŸ€—

        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! β™₯

      3. And again your words make my heart smile! Amazing how well you described me πŸ™‚ :). 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 πŸ™‚ <3

      4. 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

      5. 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. πŸ˜€ 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! β™₯

      6. 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 πŸ™‚ 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

      7. 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!

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