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DIY Cat Teaser Wand

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This tutorial will teach you how to make an easy DIY cat teaser wand for your kitties—with a fun twist for Valentine’s Day.

DIY Cat Teaser Wand

Yeah, I made Valentine’s Day toys for my kitties. You got something to say about how much I love my cats? No? Good 🙂

I had my sewing machine out working on something else, and when I already have it out and set up, I like to whip out a few cat toys. Felt is cheap (.49 cents per sheet), and we’re STILL working our way through a large bag of catnip we accidentally bought a year or two ago. It was much larger than we expected it to be, and even though we thought it would lose its potency, the catters still go nutso for it.

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So here’s what I used:

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And here’s how I made a DIY cat teaser wand.

Step 1: First I printed out my heart stencils and cut out several heart-shaped felt pieces. I did some two-toned and some the same color front and back.

Felt is the perfect choice for these toys not only because it’s cheap, but because the edges won’t fray.

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Step 2: Next I pined two sides together and sewed a straight stitch around about 80% of the heard perimeter leaving a bit of a seam allowance.

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Step 3: I dumped in a bit of catnip using a baby spoon, stick the string into the opening, headed back to the sewing machine, and sewed the opening shut. This also sews the string in place.

You might want to sew back and forth a few times over where the string is to make sure it stays put while your kitty is playing.

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Step 4: I used a small drill bit to drill a hole in my dowel just small enough for the twine to loop through. I tied the end of the twine in place a few times to ensure it didn’t budge.

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And then it was time to party.

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If you like cat projects, definitely check out my roundup of DIYs for people who love their pets, my DIY cat tree made out of a real tree, my DIY cat condo using Ikea tables, my indoor cat house side table build, my cats > people free SVG cut file, and my sleek raised pet feeder!

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