I was inspired by this designsponge project to build a cat scratch pad. Using four medium corrugated cardboard boxes leftover from a friend’s move, this project took me about six hours to put together. I think this was in part because I never read directions, so I spent a fair amount of time figuring out the most efficient way to cut the cardboard strips (and since you’re such a dedicated reader, I’ll save you some time). It takes a lot of strength to do this project in a heart shape because the cardboard wants to unravel and you have to wrap it around itself and hold it in place until it submits.
You will need:
hot glue gun (I used about a dozen glue sticks)
cutting mat helps a great deal
3. Make the basic elements of a heart: two circles and a slightly acute isosceles triangle. You can begin hot-gluing right away, or you can mock up the elements using rubber bands to make sure they match in size.
4. Glue that stuff together tight.
If your cat doesn’t realize that it’s for him, sprinkle catnip in between the layers.