纸板“沙丁鱼可以”猫藏

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简介:纸板“沙丁鱼可以”猫藏

About: I'm a designer, maker, writer, and artist based in upstate NY.

I didn't know exactly what to title this Instructable. It's not quite a cat, nor is it really merely a catbed. It is, however, a space just big enough in which my lady friend, Rudy, can hide out and lay low when she gets spooked -- and she often does, especially by the dogs. It's a little too small for my bigger cat, Arthur. When he tries to get inside, he's --ahem--packed like a can of sardines.

用品:

For this cat hideaway, you'll need:

  • 一盒矩形纸板箱(对于坐在它的长边之一时,你的猫足够大)
  • 棕色纸杂货袋(或一些棕色包装纸也会做)
  • 丙烯酸漆
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors + a craft/X-Acto knife
  • A pencil
  • 热熔胶枪+热胶棒
  • 两个管道清洁剂

第1步:找到完美的盒子

你会想确保你的盒子是1)矩形,2)足够大,3)比你的猫更短,4)。

My box dimensions were: 18" wide by 13.5" deep by 8.5" tall. I think it's considered a medium-large by Amazon box standards.

Step 2: Cut Off the Flaps

使用一对剪刀或carefullyusing a sharp craft knife, cut off the top flaps, leaving 1.5" on each flap.

第3步:安妮,得到你的热胶枪

Plug in your hot-glue gun and glue the little 1.5" flaps down to each other, longer flaps over short flaps.

Step 4: Use Leftover Cardboard

使用前面切断的两个较短的剩余翼片,并将它们热粘在一起,所以盒子顶部的2/3左右。

Step 5: Start Paintin'

Find some brown paper grocery bags or some brown packaging material. This stuff is thicker than normal paper, so it'll be sturdier, and you can most likely make a pretty big sheet out of it.

你需要剪掉一个适合盒子顶部的一件件。所以在我的情况下,我需要一个矩形的件,正好是18“x 13.5”。我很幸运能够从我的杂货店的1/2袋(减去底部)正是我需要的尺寸。

Paint this entire sheet with some white acrylic paint.

Step 6: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Outlines

After the white paint has dried, use a pencil and a light hand to start drawing your sardine in the middle of the page. Realize that the tail fin will mostly not actually be seen by the end of this project, but go ahead and draw it anyway. Draw the scales, the fins, and the eye. And also lightly sketch out where your words are going to be. I decided to go with "Sardines of the Sea," but I'm sure there's a more clever, punnier phrase you can think of.

Step 7: Start With the Fish

Start painting your fish with a fine-tipped paintbrush and some black acrylic paint. For mine, I knew I really wanted to see the words that I had placed on top of the fish, so I decided to leave those scales un-painted. I did, though, do some simple cross hatching near the bottom of the fish to give it a little more detail.

Step 8: Paint the Words

Use a different color for your words. I used red for my "Sardines of the Sea," because I thought it would be a nice contrast.

You can also add some more details, like a rounded border, the "net weight," and some simple but flashy lines in the lower-left and upper-right-hand corners.

I also decided to round the corners of the paper using my scissors.

If you want, you can go over the whole thing with Mod Podge or some kind of finishing spray or what-have-you when your design is dry.

第9步:打开罐头

Using another piece of leftover cardboard, make a model of the open gap of the cardboard box. Then use that to trace a square-ish C-shape and cut using a craft knife (after placing the paper on a piece of cardboard, of course).

Step 10: Glue It On

Using your hot-glue gun again, glue on the paper to the box, starting from one side to the other. You can see here where I started rolling the paper, too. Later on, I used a pencil to make the roll a little tighter.

Step 11: Make a Sardine Key

我所做的就是制作沙丁鱼钥匙折叠两个黄色管道清洁剂上面(因此它是一个管道清洁剂的两倍,所以它从远处弯曲,一端弯曲成倒置三角形。然后我刚刚在背面拍了一点热胶(我的食指在照片中)并将其卡在卷纸上。

第12步:所有完成

To introduce your cat to their new box, you can put a few pieces of dry food inside. This easily did the trick for my sweet gal Rudy. She loves small, tight spaces, so this box is perfect for her. She loves it!

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22 Discussions

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纸板marvelifts.

7 months ago

cute. i want to do this for my cat. thanks

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

当你做的时候,请分享图片!:)

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Emerald04

7 months ago

So adorable! I love it!

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

谢谢!

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霍莉曼

7 months ago

这是如此可爱。:) 我喜欢它!

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

非常感谢你!谢天谢地,猫也做。:)

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ManoelG3

7 months ago

猫?纸板?看起来很浪费时间,我不知道为什么一只猫对纸板箱感兴趣...... ;-)哈哈

(Just kidding, of course! And, BTW, your three-coloured cat, with a white chest, resembles the mines).

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

I make so many things out of cardboard for my cats. I just know if I tried any other material, they'd hate it! Haha

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liliray64

7 months ago

Brilliant and loads of fun!! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

谢谢你!for commenting! :)

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Wabpita.

7 months ago

可爱而聪明。你是聪明的和猫。这对我来说已经足够了!

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

谢谢!

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Farenheit.

7 months ago

This will definitely win something! Lovely *-*

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

Thank you for your vote of confidence! :)

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Lukehayes05.

7 months ago

You deffo got my vote!!
做得好

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

Thanks so much!

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Hey Jude

8 months ago onStep 12

完全是我的幽默感!投票XD

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ellygibson

Reply 7 months ago

I'm glad you like it. Thanks!