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Last Updated: June 23, 2020
Directions For Making your DIY Cat Teepee
We’ve broken down the process into simple to follow steps with photos to help you as well.
Step 1: Set up the Dowels
Start with the twine stretched on the ground. Lay down 2 two dowels side-by-side perpendicularly over the twine, and lay 1 dowel over them parallel to the twine.
Step 2: Tie a Figure 8
Wrap the twine around the dowels in a figure 8 knot (see photos and the diagram below). Tighten the twine and tie a knot to secure them in place.
Step 3: Stand Up Your Frame
Stand the dowels up to create a tent, add the two other dowels, and spread them out evenly.
Step 4: Secure the Frame
Wrap the remaining twine around all 5 dowels (there isn’t any particular knot, just wrap it around until it’s securely in place) tie a double knot at the end.
Step 5: Wrap the Blanket
Fold the blanket in half long ways. Wrap it around the structure and tuck the remainder insides as a floor. (Note: Some tutorials will have you cut the blanket into a circle to fit perfectly. We didn’t want to ruin a perfectly good blanket, and I didn’t mind the extra fabric being tucked under.)
Step 6: Secure the Blanket
Safety pin the tip to hold it securely together. You can also add an additional safety pin on the opening to create a flap.
Step 7: Final Touches
Place it where you want in your home, and add their favorite toys.
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