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What to make with cat fur

My cat absolutely loves having her hair brushed. I just say “who wants to go to the hairdressers” and she comes running. As she’s a housecat, I can certainly notice when those spring months are on their way and she starts to lose her winter coat. It just gets everywhere, doesn’t it? So I try to brush her as often as I can.

Ginger and white cat having his hair brushed with cat fur brush.

Now, being of the ‘oh, I can make something with that’ type, the mass amounts of soft kitty fur I was throwing away seemed like such a waste, I was pretty sure I could find something to make with cat fur so I kept it. In a plastic bag, in a cupboard 😹

What to do with cat hair after brushing.

Then one day I was at my Mum and Dad’s giving our family cat a haircut (he used to get quite matted in the summer) and I did as I always had, rolled the excess fur into a ball in my hand so it was easier to stack up.

How to craft with car hair. Rolled cat fur ball.

Then it dawned on me, these cute little cat fur balls (I appreciate how odd that reads) are the thing I can do with all that leftover fur. From then on, each time the salon opened, I rolled up as much fur as I could and found a fancy jar to keep it in.

What to make with cat hair. Decorative jar cat memorial.

What else can I make with cat fur?

  • A cat hair toupee
  • Mini model versions of your cat
  • A necklace using the rolled fur balls
  • A framed cat portrait of your feline friend

You could also make these amazing cat boots!

Honestly the possibilities are only limited by your own imagination. If you’re looking for more ideas I found this great book ‘Crafting With Cat Hair’ and also, if you need a new brush (no, you can’t use the same brush you use for your own hair) then take a look at that too.

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Well there we go. The perfect answer to what to do with all that excess cat hair. This jar actually freaks out my husband, he thinks it’s weird. I love it though, I think it’s a nice keepsake.

Since I finished my cat fur project, both our family cat and one of my cats at home passed away, but in an out of the ordinary way, I can still stroke them whenever I like, I see them every day and they will always hold a place in my heart.

Cats I've loved.
Dogs I've loved.
Cats I've loved.

The sweet, sweet good boy black Labrador I treasured and shared with my ex lives on in that jar too! Whilst dog hair is harder to ball up, it can be done with a little patience.

What will you make?

I’d love to know what you make with your leftover cat fluff! So please share in the comments 😻

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