DIY Cozy Kitty Nap Box with Duck Brand Fabric Crafting Tape

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DIY Cozy Kitty Nap Box

UPDATE: It is now almost 10 months later and Peanut still LOVES this box! It’s looking a bit ragged now, but he uses it every day!

What have YOU made with crafting tape?  There are so many types of tape available now that the possibilities are endless.  I love that Duck Brand Craft Tapes are easy to use and very durable, letting you make crafts and DIY projects that you can really use!  Here a few of the varieties of tape available from Duck Brand®:

Duck Fabric Crafting Tapes: 

Allow crafters to add texture to any project without having to use a separate glue or adhesive. They are a perfect enhancement to Duck Tape® projects, and also work great for card making, home accents and more.

Duck Glitter Crafting Tapes: 

Cool Glitter effect — glitter does not flake off!  Durable film technology. Self-adhesive; no paper backing. Fun, bright colors – Pink , Aqua, Silver, and Red.

Duck Prism Crafting Tapes: 

Duck Prism® crafting tapes feature a unique holographic/prismatic effect to add shine and dimension to projects. They are ideal for scrapbooking, decorating and making shapes/letters.

Duck Washi Crafting Tape: 

Easy to tear and repositionable, these decorative paper tapes are ideal for scrapbooking, paper crafts, embellishing projects and more. The variety of designs and colors gives fun flair to any craft project. Plus, they’re surface writable making them useful for notes and labeling!

Peanut Box

I recently got a few rolls of Duck Brand® Fabric Crafting Tapes and got to work to make a fun project.  The inspiration was my cat Peanut who LOVES to crawl into any cardboard box and will stay there for hours.  The problem is that I don’t like to have ugly cardboard boxes sitting around the house.  SO, I decided to turn one of those boxes into a Cozy Kitty Nap Box.

Duck Fabric 1


Cardboard Box

2 (or more) contrasting colors of Duck Brand® Fabric Crafting Tape


Duck Fabric 2

1 – Cut top flaps off of box and recycle.

Duck Fabric 3

2.  Starting at the bottom of the box. Cut a piece of Duck Brand® Fabric Crafting Tape long enough to fit around the box.  Remove backing and apply to box pressing firmly.

duck fabric 4

3 – Repeat with a second strip of Duck Brand® Fabric Crafting Tape placed just above the first. Repeat until you get to the top of box.

duck fabric 6

4 – Once the top layer of ribbon reaches over the edge of the box, fold down edge into top of box.  For the corners, just press down one side first and then fold over remaining edge.

duck fabric 7

Peanut absolutely loves his new box and it looks so much cuter than that plain old box!  He has been sitting it in so much!

Duck Fabric Cat Box 2

And if you don’t have a cat, but have a dog….. this box also makes a great toy box!   You can follow @TheDuckBrand on Twitter for lots more ideas and creative inspiration!

duck fabric toy box

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  1. Oh that is such a cute idea to make it all homey and happy for your kitty! Isn’t duck tape the best with all the fun new designs?

  2. I love how easy it is to craft with these tapes. My kids can even do it on their own.

  3. This is something my 9 yr old would love to make.. She is obsessed w making things out of boxes and was obsessed w her duck tape until it ran out!

  4. LOL our kittens love boxes too. actually, come to think of it…so do my kids! we haven’t tried the fabric duck tape but now we need to

  5. That was such a clever idea and way to reuse that box! I don’t have any cats, but I could make some to store toys, etc 🙂

  6. It’s not a nap box.. it’s a Cat Trap! 🙂 I love it.

  7. Ok, this is the cutest thing I’ve seen today! I love the kitty in a box!

  8. That is soo cute – I was thinking of creating a cute little ‘toy’ box for our dog, and I think using duck brand crafting tape is a great idea!

  9. I love reusing diaper boxes, but have never thought about just using colorful duct tape to cover them up.

  10. That is sooo cute!!! I’m allergic to cats, but I had to take a look at this because my niece has an inside cat that they treat like their first born child! I have to show her this post. She’s pretty crafty and already uses the Duck Brand fabric tape.

  11. Cats and kids love empty boxes.

  12. How adorable! what a wonderful project for a pet lover.

  13. So cute and thrifty! 🙂 I love all of the designer tape these days.

  14. “If I fits, I sits” hahaha. How every cats brain works. Love this idea!

  15. Super cute. Your kitty looks like it loves it’s new box 🙂

  16. Such a great idea to make something personal for the cat. I’ll have to show this to my husband. He always gives our cat the old boxes to play with.

  17. I have not made anything with Duck Tape. You are so crafty and I am so not. I wish I had that talent.

  18. I love this – and the smaller the box, the better for the cat! (My cat LOVES a good box!)

  19. That’s a cute idea. Cats love their boxes!

  20. How simple is that kitty nap box?! I love how you used tape to decorate it. That sounds much easier than messy paints or other supplies.

  21. What a wonderful idea! I have a ton of pet toys that need organizing and this would be perfect for keeping them tucked away in the corner.

  22. I don’t have a cat, but that nap box is really a great idea. I am just wondering how the cat will think that it is his cat nap box. Do they simply learn that it’s for them or do you have to teach them about it?

  23. Peanut is so cute! My cat Ninja also LOVES to get inside boxes…and bags too. 🙂

  24. Precious! My husband and I are both allergic to cats, so we don’t have one. I will certainly share this idea with my friends who do.

  25. That is so cool and easy! I had visions of kids valentine’s boxes….Duck tape would be way easier than wrapping paper!

  26. That is too cute and the cat looks so happy in there!

  27. Adorable box, and cat. I love how cats will sit in any box, even if it’s way too small for him. My son and I spend a lot of time on YouTube watching funny cat videos and I’m always so amazed at the small spaces cats tend to get themselves into.

  28. Oh I love your idea. I should make one of these for my little dogs.

  29. So adorable! A stray cat had a litter of kittens in my garage and she made do with an old cat bed. I would have loved to make something like this if I was going to be gifted five kittens!

  30. I did not know that they made fabric duck tape, how cool is that? Also I love cats will just sit in any box that is around lol

  31. The tape makes it so easy to turn the box from drab to fab. I like that you can create matchng toy boxes too.

  32. This is cute! I love all the duck tape designs they have now!

  33. How adorable! Clever use of Duck Tape too! We have some Minion Duck Tape laying around that I need to do something with.

  34. that is too cute. My cat loves boxes so this I must make.

  35. Cats and kids love boxes!! And this turned out very cute. 🙂

  36. Eliz Frank says:

    That is soo sooo cute. My kitty would love to get one… May he come visit?

  37. Aww, I think my little dog would like the box too! 🙂

  38. We don’t have a cat, but that nap box is adorable. I bet my girls could find a use for something like this.

  39. What a cute idea. I can see my kids loving to make this for my cats.

  40. What an adorable treat box! I love crafting with washi and craft tape.

  41. That’s really cute. So very creative!

  42. That is the prettiest cat box I have ever seen! Love duck tape!

  43. I love the Duck Brand fabric tape. It works well with garments. Your post is perfect for all cat lovers out there! This is sure fun and lovely DIY project. I would let my niece know about this post as she likes cat and crafts. 🙂

  44. I love how you reused the box. So eco friendly. I also love how easy it is to make. I like it better as a cat or dog toy box! Great craft!

  45. We have the same problem with our cat, Max and cardboard boxes at our house. Thanks for this post.



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