make your own catnip mouse, diy catnip mouse

DIY Gifts for Cats (Day 10), 12 Days of Shopping

Homemade Gifts for Cats That Kids Can Make!

Capability:Mom has great ideas on gifts for dogs and I’ve researched cat gifts on my post last year. I thought I’d find homemade cat gifts this year so I researched exhaustively on Pinterest.

Make Your Own Catnip Mouse

Martha Stewart has this image on Pinterest but I searched and searched on her site but could not find the link. So, use this other post for the How To but the image for inspiration.

make your own catnip mouse, diy catnip mouse

You could make this cat climbing tower yourself or buy it from Frontgate. I’d attempt to make it out of cardboard boxes because it’s a price $300 at Frontgate!

cat climbing tower

That’s what I’m talking about: DIY cat toys made from old socks that kids would enjoy making! This and more ideas from that eye candy wonderful blog Apartment Therapy!

DIY gifts for cats

I used to make a simple toy for my cats as a kid. It’s simply a wadded up ball of paper attached to a string. I’d pull it along the floor and my cats loved it! Sometimes simple is best. And homemade is ever better! Happy Holidays! How is your shopping going?


The 12 Days of Shopping

Saturday, December 1:  Make Your Own Gifts with granola two ways. Hers and Mine.

Sunday, December 2:  Kids Make Gifts Craft, Clove Fruit and Crafts.

Monday, December 3: Personalized Gifts, Hers and Mine.

Tuesday, December 4:  Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom

Wednesday, December 5:  Tutors/Teachers

Thursday, December 6:  High Tech/Low Tech

Friday, December 7:  Hostess/Doing Good

Saturday, December 8:  Sanitation Engineers, Mail CarriersHairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer

Sunday, December 9:  Husband, Me (Our Own  List), CapabilityMom’s List

Monday, December 10:  Cats/Dogs

Tuesday, December 11:  Quick Gifts from Whole Foods and Gourmet Food Store

Wednesday, December 12:  ’Cause I Am So Together,  Last Minute Home Made Gifts, Homemade Ornament Crafts for Kids and Capability:Mom’s Homemade Gift

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Love this. Can’t wait to see your Friday post. Ho ho ho.
    Susan Case recently posted…The Nativity and a Christmas Symbol StoryMy Profile

  2. Thanks for the great cat gifts – homemade, no less! – and for taking a tour of cute cat things on Pinterest – fun research!
    Nancy recently posted…Holiday Cards – It’s Not Too Late!My Profile

  3. Ann

    Oh no, I haven’t started yet. I am usually almost done by now but things are crazy this year!

    BTW, what is catnip, is it a drug?
    Ann recently posted…Special GiftsMy Profile

  4. Shannon@MishmashMama

    This post is a great resource! I’m looking forward to exploring your blog more! Thanks for linking up with Pimp Your Pinterest 🙂
    Shannon recently posted…Five Minute Friday: TreeMy Profile

  5. Fun ideas! We are strictly a no pet household, but if my kids could have one pet they’d choose a cat. Homemade is best for those finicky animals who seem to snub anything purchased! 🙂 Thanks for linking up!
    Anna recently posted…Free Christmas Emergent Readers (sight word “big”)My Profile

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