Paper-mache Cat House
To make a cat house of paper-mache you will need: a bunch of old newspaper, glue (PVAc-white glue or wallpaper adhesive), plastic bags, clingfilm, cardboard, finishing materials (paint, fabric, varnish) and patience. First of all take proper measures of your pet, for which you are making this house. Otherwise, all your efforts will be in vain.
Start with taking several plaids (or something similar), packing them in plastic bags and wrapping with clingfilm giving the desirable form. On this stage you can think of any form you like, because with paper mache you won’t have any problem in implementing your fantasies.
Next step is making the house. Tear newspapers into medium pieces with uneven edges and glue onto the prepared base.
It is better to spread glue on each layer to attach paper pieces to each other tightly. You can glue 3-4 layers at a time and then you should wait for the glue to dry (at least 12 hours). After that repeat the previous step. Before you start working with paper, you should draw the entrance.
Also leave a hole on the bottom of the house to pull out the plaid in the end of the process. When everything is ready, place a cardboard on the bottom of the house and glue it to stiffen the form. As a result of your efforts you will have a 7mm thick base in a week.
What else you have to do: glue fabric or fur on outside and paint inside with acrylic paint.
I advise you to cover the outside of the house with acrylic varnish several times. After that you must give an airing to the whole design. Now you can place a soft mat and invite your cat to come in.
Cardboard Cat House
If you have a cardboard box and good imagination, you can use your draftsman skills and make a cat house of a cardboard. Except a cardboard box, you will need knife (or scissors), clamp and decoration.
First of all cut out the entrance and windows, then think of the form of the roof, glue it and the house is ready. You can decorate the house as you wish and it will blend in any flat interior.
Newspaper Pipes Cat House
To weave a cat house with newspaper pipes you will need a bunch of newspapers, knitting stick for making pipes, white glue, scissors, cardboard for the base, varnish designed for wood, mordant and a brush.
First of all prepare newspaper pipes, which should be dyed with mordant before weaving. A cat house is weaved from the bottom. When it is ready, it is necessary to cover it with varnish. After that you should design a cardboard base for weaving. Weaving is made with two newspaper pipes at once.
It is important to leave the entrance for an animal, considering its size.
When you reach the roof, start narrowing the base. On this stage it will be more convenient to use a jar.
Paint the house with a dark water based mordant, primer or paint for usual wallpapers. But you can also leave it with newspaper texture. Anyway this cat house will be a wonderful kind of furniture for your pet.
Foam Cat House
This house can be assembled and disassembled easily in case of relocation or washing. It consists of 5 parts; they are 5 pieces of foam covered with fabric.
First of all cut 5 rectangles, sew them together with a sewing machine from inside and sew in the zip. After that attach sticky fasteners. Next step will be inserting the foam inside the construction and assembling it. Now you may sew a comfortable cushion sized as the bottom of the house, fill it with cut pieces of foam or polyester batting.
It is necessary to say that there are also other types of cat furniture except houses.