If you’re a cat owner, you know just how many tubs of cat litter it takes to care for your kitty in a month. For most brands, those tubs are made of good plastic with sturdy lids and handles. We always find that getting rid of the tubs at the end of the month feels wrong, as though we’re wasting precious crafting resources! Even if you recycle the tubs, you’re still letting go of quality containers that have a lot of DIY potential.
Instead of letting your kitty litter tubs go, why not upcycle them into crafting projects and home storage? Check out these 15 awesome DIY projects that will put your cat’s litter tubs to good use!
1. Painted kitty litter planters
2. Labeled toy boxes
Are you looking for easy storage solutions for the kids’ play room to help them keep things organized and up off the floor? Take a leaf out of
3. Bicycle baskets
Do you like to ride your bike most places rather than paying bus fare or gas? Bike riding is a great idea environmentally and health wise, but it’s not always practical for things like grocery shopping.
4. Travel cooler for tailgate parties
Do you love throwing impromptu patio parties in the summer and often find that it’s easier to set out coolers than to have people traipsing back and forth through your kitchen repeatedly to grab a cold beer?
5. Automatic pet feeder
Do you free feed your cats and prefer that they always have a good supply of dry food on hand for when you’re at work?
6. Recycling bins
Are you quite meticulous about the way you sort and recycle your family’s waste? Whether you do it because your city has certain requirements or because you like to live as green as possible, kitty litter tubs with lifting lids can help you out! Choose as many tubs as the number of recycling categories you want and label them with stickers or a patch of chalkboard paint and some chalk, just like
7. Fabric bins for sewing projects
8. Stacking garage storage
Garage shelving is often affordable and easy to set up, but you’ve probably noticed by now that we’re big fans of anything that can be made from recycled materials in the place of buying something new. Instead of heading over to Ikea to buy a shelf for all the bike helmets and rollerblading knee pads cluttering your garage, build a series of cubbies from saves kitty litter tubs! Get the full instructions for it on
9. Litter jug yarn and craft storage
10. Nautical tote bucket
Do you feel like really transforming your latest empty litter tub into something much cuter? We absolutely adore this nautical tote bucket from
11. Stacked chicken nesting boxes
12. Recycling and composting tubs
13. Cute fabric covered storage tub
Sometimes you just need a tub for organizational purposes. Perhaps you need somewhere to put all your makeup or a small box for your kids’ drawing supplies to go in. Using a kitty litter tub is a great idea, but just because you’re upcycling doesn’t mean you have to use it regularly with the logo and brand name sticking out! Check out how
14. Outdoor “on the go” toy box
One of the best parts of upcycled kitty litter tubs is that they almost all have a sturdy handle that’s used to bearing a lot of weight. This makes it perfect for upcycling in ways that involve hauling it around a lot.
15. Wire or cord spool
Do you know a crafty person with a cat or two who’s always buying litter? Share this post with them so they know how much crafting and DIY possiblity each of those tubs brings them!