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DIY Projects Made With Cat Fur

Yes, you read that right. There are all kinds of awesome DIY projects that you can create using cat hair! If you’re used to do crafts that involve wool, like needle felting or knitting, then you’ll be surprised at how easily you’ll adjust to using cat fur. The best part? It’s free! Brush your cat or collect fallen fur from the couch and get crafting!

Check out these awesome DIY projects that you probably didn’t know could be made with fur.

1. Japanese cat hair figurines

VIEW IN GALLERYJapanese cat hair figurines

(Source: Cat Channel)

These adorable Japanese style figurines are a simple project for experienced needle felters. Cat fur behaves almost exactly the same as the felted wool you’re used to using!

2. Cat hair trinket box

VIEW IN GALLERYCat hair trinket box

(Source: The Etsy Blog)

This project requires a little bit of sewing or gluing to make the box, but the kitty cats are simple to felt from your own’ kitty’s fur.

3. Cat hair jewelry

VIEW IN GALLERYCat hair jewelry

(Source: Catster)

Do you miss your cats way too much when you leave home for a few days? Why not try turning their fur into a stylish reminder that you can wear while you’re gone?

4. Needle felted 3D pictures

VIEW IN GALLERYNeedle felted 3D pictures

(Source: Crafting with Cat Fur)

Your cat’s fur will look much cuter shaped, accessorized, and clinging to a picture frame than it will sticking to your pants or the couch.

5. Fur bracelet


(Source: Wolf of Samhain)

Twisting strands of fur together and braiding them in different ways is a great way to create a very unique bracelet. Clasping ends are easy to find at crafting stores!

6. Skinny kitty figurine

VIEW IN GALLERYFun Skinny Kitty Figurine

(Source: Mouse Breath)

This needle felting project is perfect for cat lovers who enjoy different styles or cat animation. He looks just like a cartoon!

7. Cat fur cufflinks

VIEW IN GALLERYCat fur cufflinks

(Source: Modern Cat)

Perhaps the man in your life loves his cats just as much as you love yours? These cat fur cufflinks certainly give his suit a unique touch.

8. Cat fur tie clip

VIEW IN GALLERYCat fur tie clip

(Source: Modern Cat)

What’s better to match a brand new set of cat fur cufflinks than a car fur tie clip? We bet your friends won’t be able to guess what it’s made of on the first try!

9. Cat fur yarn


(Source: Instructables)

Spinning yarn from cat and dog fur actually isn’t a new concept by any means. Countries like Latvia have been doing it for so long that it’s become tradition! You can even spin your own if you save enough fur after brushing the cat.

10. knitted cat fur purse

VIEW IN GALLERYCat fur purse

(Source: Entwined Spirits)

What should you do once you’ve saved up enough fur and spun your own kitty car yarn? Knit yourself a super soft fur purse, of course!

11. Furball necklace

VIEW IN GALLERYFurball necklace with cat fur

(Source: Vegansaurus)

If you know how to needle felt simple balls or spheres, then you’re in business! Make balls of different sizes and sew them together like beads.

12. Felted and beaded cat fur purse

VIEW IN GALLERYFelted and beaded car fur purse

(Source: Ozzicat)

More advanced needle felters can work with car fur too! Once you’ve created this bag, embellish it with beads or pearls.

13. Cat fur mice


(Source: Catster)

Needle felting these little oval mice is quite simple! The best part? You’ll never need to spend money on cat toys again. They’ll love batting these little guys around, and they won’t even mind that it’s their own fur!

14. Felted cat fur finger puppets

VIEW IN GALLERYFelted cat fur finger puppets

(Source: Lost at E Minor)

Talk about keeping things realistic! These finger puppets aren’t just shaped like cats… they feel just like real cats too!

15. Round felted kawaii cat

VIEW IN GALLERYRound felted kawaii cat

(Source: Lost a E Minor)

What cat fur craft could be cuter than a cartoon cat made of real fur?

Do you know someone with a cat whose fur is always shedding? Share this post with them for a little bit of unique crafting inspiration!