DIY: Make A Pumpkin Stencil Of Your Pet

Use photos of your own pets to make a nifty stencil for your jack-o-lanterns this year.  These three tutorials show you how to do it.

If that’s too fiddly, there’s a program called Pumpkinshop you can buy that converts your photos into stencils.

If you don’t want to make your own patterns check out these cat stencils and these dog breed stencils.

DIY: 2 Hidden Entryway Cat Litter Boxes

Litter boxes are the one bad thing about having a cat, but these 2 different hidden DIY cat litter boxes are a definite improvement.  They’re based on modifications of Ikea furniture, so they’re pretty simple and they can double as a low table or bench.

The first project uses a Besta shelving unit, which was also used for this DIY bunny hutch.  For the hidden litter box, they cut a doorway through the inner divider and applied contact paper to the inner compartment for easy clean-up.  I think I might put something more durable like metal sheeting.


 The second project uses a bench no longer sold by Ikea, but the Stuva bench looks like it would work.  Instead of a door, there is a drawer to keep everything hidden and tidy.  You’ll have to cut an opening through the bench and the drawer.  And I think I’d also line the drawer with metal sheeting.

Dog Stuck In Car Grill Survives

A cute little poodle mix is one lucky dog even though she did get hit by a car.  The driver saw her run into traffic and hit the breaks.  He thought he’d missed her when he didn’t couldn’t see the dog in the road behind him, so he kept driving.   He didn’t see the dog because she was wedged in his car’s grill.  After another driver alerted him, he drove to a police station where the dog was removed almost unharmed.  She really only had a concussion and a bruised bladder.  Amazing!

The sweet dog is microchipped, but her information isn’t up-to-date.  Don’t forget to keep your pets’ contact information current!  I need to double-check our furred ones’ contact info. myself and make sure the phone numbers are current.