RECESSIONISTA BY JANEA KELLEY
When you’re on a budget, sometimes it can be hard to find gifts for your cats or cat-loving friends. It seems like every cool item is beyond the price range of most mere mortals. But fear not: There are lots of DIY alternatives to expensive gifts. Check out a few of my favorites.
Cat art. I don’t know about you, but
I love receiving hand-drawn pictures
of my cats — or any cats at all! If
you’ve got a talent for drawing,
painting, or printmaking, why not
give your cat-loving friend a portrait of her feline family members?
You can buy inexpensive frames in
a variety of sizes, and sometimes
even with archival acid-free mounts,
at discount stores.
Cat toe flats. Love those fashion
able kitty shoes but hate the price
tag? Get a pair of round-toed ballet
flats at your favorite discount shoe
outlet, and draw cat silhouettes on
the toes. In fact, you can even use
these designs to make custom cat
toe boots or sneakers. It’s easy to
do, and all it requires is some masking tape and leather or fabric paint.
Custom cat mug. There’s nothing
quite like a custom caffeinated
beverage container to start your
day right. With a little porcelain
paint (available in pens and tubes
at craft stores) and a mug of whatever size and shape works best
Deluxe-Looking DIY Gifts
for Cats and Cat Lovers