8/31 | DIY Cat Scratching Post

If you are a cat lover like we are, you are going to love this DIY Cat Scratching Post we made. It’s an interactive toy your fur baby is going to love. It’s so much fun to watch them play with it. 

You’ll love it too because by having this scratching post around, your cat will be less likely to scratch and claw up your belongings. If they head for something you don’t want them to use their claws on, simply redirect them back to this adorable scratching post. 

DIY Cat Scratching Post

This scratching post is so easy to make. Check out how you can make your own interactive cat scratching post below.


  • 1 1/2 Inch Round Dowel
  • Pom-Poms
  • Wooden Plaque
  • Rough Rope
  • Wood Glue
  • Cat Toys
  • Saw
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush


1- Cut your wooden dowel in half with the saw, then paint the plaque any color you would like.

2- Once dry, glue one half of the dowel in the middle of the plaque, and then glue the other half on top to look like a “T.”

3- Wrap and glue rope going all the way up and around the dowel pieces, and allow to dry.

4- Hang and tie pieces of string from your dowel piece, and attach a few cat toys to some strings wherever you like.

5- Glue big pom poms to the ends to give it a finished look.

Your kitty will love this DIY, plus it’s easy to make and so cute to watch them play with it. It only takes a few materials and some personalized cat toys. You know your feline friend best, so you can pick the toys to use in this project. Don’t spend money at the store buying an expensive basic scratching post when you can invest and DIY this super cute one that’s also interactive, so your kitty can play while you’re away.

You can get creative and make yours look like a cactus or a tree, you could even add things like catnip or carpet on the base. Always be original and get creative when you see an opportunity to show your style.