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Step 1 - Planning Out Your Cats New Home
The first step in making an awesome kitty mansion is to plan where to stack and place your boxes. I started by finding two large cardboard boxes, one medium sized box, and a small shallow box, plus a few smaller ones for additional uses (roof etc). I decided that I wanted to make a larger room underneath with the two larger boxes that I had, and connect them both with an archway. The top room would have a sideways opening, and an open sleeping patio on the top floor to the right of the room. Once I had stacked my boxes on top of each other, I got a better idea of which ones would go in the correct place. Luckily, I had a few spare boxes, and had to change the upper floor boxes as they overhung the bottom ones! Once you have chosen the correct boxes, and decided what is going where, you can move onto cutting out the windows and doors.
Step 2 - Cutting Out
With your spare smaller boxes, create a roof for your top rooms (I chose a pointed roof, but you can always use a flatter part to create it), and an open area for your kitty to sleep on. I used a box used to package my mugs in, to create a sleeping station for Luna. Luckily, I didn't have to cut this down to size, and it fit perfectly onto the main part of the home!
Step 3 - Building The House
This part was very easy, as all the hard work is deciding where you want your boxes in the first place. So this final part of the project was the most satisfying, seeing all of the work coming together. Again, I did have several issues of having Luna trying to move in before I had even connected the boxes up (*note to self* - next time, move the cat into another room before crafting commences). After all of the boxes are taped up, and secure, you are ready to add the final touches!
Step 4 - Final Touches
So there we go! A mini tutorial to make an amazing cat mansion for your furry best pal or pals! I hope that you love our little DIY project, and I would love to see what creations you all come up with :)
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