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Cat Fur Crafts

Updated on October 9, 2014

Crafting with Cat Hair

Cats shed. Cat hair clumps and can be found around the house. You brush your cat and even more cat hair is revealed! Fear not. Cat fur crafts to save the day!

The book shown here, Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat, gives you crafting ideas to put that cat fur to good use. And if you don't have a cat, there's a book for you: Knitting with Dog Hair!

If the idea of using pet hair for crafts is gross, well, consider that wool is sheep's hair. I say, big whoop. Hair's hair.

Photo of Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat courtesy of Amazon.

So, would you use your cat or dog's hair for crafting?

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Crafting with Cat Hair - Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat

Use cat hair to make all sorts of crafts: felted needle crafts, portraits, and more. This fun craft book includes instructions on washing cat hair first before crafting with it.

Cat hair used to make cats sitting on boxes.
Cat hair used to make cats sitting on boxes.

Step by Step Cat Hair Project

If you're looking for an easy and great cat hair project with step by step photos, here you go!

Leave it to Etsy to show how it's done. The author of Crafting with Cat Hair, Kaori Tsutaya with the help of the book's translator, Amy Hirschman, provide the instructions.

The project uses milk cartons, felt, a little batting, and of course, cat hair.

Photo Credit: Etsy blog, julieincharge

A Love Glove for Your Cat - Show your cat you care.

Be a responsible cat owner. Use the love glove!

Just by petting your cat, you will be remove loose cat fur. What could be better?

Cat Hair Nest and Egg

Cat Hair Nest and Egg
Cat Hair Nest and Egg

Cat Comb with Rotating Teeth - It doesn't pull the pet's hair.

My cat, Scarlett O' Hairy, loves to be brushed with a cat comb with rotating teeth. But to be frank, that's probably because I give her treats when I'm done.

Would you buy cat hair for crafts?

Some people actually purchase cat hair to make crafts. Would you?

Would you buy cat hair for crafts?

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

How About It? Would You Craft with Cat Fur? If So, What Would You Make?

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      5 years ago

      Perhaps not cat fur but we know women who spin Samoyed dog fur and knit and crochet with it. We have a crocheted rose (goes on our Christmas tree) form Sammie hair. I understand the fur is much warmer than traditional yarns.

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      Pam Irie 

      5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I've made fire starters using lint from the dryer which has a lot of our dog's hair in it. Does that count? lol

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      Back to review this lens, give it a smile and send it out through digg.

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      Darcie French 

      5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Sure - crafts with cat hair sounds like a fun way to unconditionally love one's furkid :D

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      OMG - what will they think of next. Very nice lens - blessed for creativity!

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      6 years ago

      wow - I have 2 black cats and lots of fur - just no patience. :0)

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      6 years ago

      Because i like very much your lens, i give you your eight likes:). Thank you 4 visit my...

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      6 years ago

      What a great idea! I will look into this for cat named Kitty has tree layers of the most silky and soft fur that surely would be great for this crafting. Thanks for sharing!

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      6 years ago

      Everytime I find one of our cat's whiskers I think of painting a landscape on a grain of rice.

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      6 years ago

      I have seen someone that makes jewelry out of cat hair. I certainly have a ton of it now OC is living with me. I started adding it to my composter. Don't think I'd have the patience for crafts.

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      Heather McGlaughlin 

      6 years ago from Marryland

      Very interesting lens, I have cats and they shed a lot of fur. Never thought of using it for crafting.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Frischy: Fur as much as you can get, I reckon.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      No, but I would definitely sell my cat's fur! How much you think it goes fur? Ha ha! Sorry, couldn't resist!


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