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DIY cat planter

You will need:

Empty two-litre plastic bottle

Permanent marker/acrylic paint (black, white and pink)

Fine paintbrush

Spray paint (we've used white, orange, black and brown)

Scissors

Method:

  1. Using the template below (download here), carefully cut off the top of each bottle to create the cat head/ear shape.
  2. Spray the plastic bottle with a few laters of spray paint, leaving each layer to dry between coats, until you're happy with the result.
  3. Once dry, draw the cat face and ear details onto the bottle using the permanent markers or acrylic paint.
  4. Your bottle is now ready to use as a planter or storage pot! Why not try planting catnip or cat mint and placing your planter on a sunny window sill for your cat to enjoy indoors? If using as a planter, drop a little gravel into the bottom to ensure sufficient drainage.

Top tip! Place a weight in the bottom of the bottle when spray painting to ensure it doesn't move around too much.

This craft feature was originally published in the April 2015 issue of Your Cat magazine.