After years of buying cat scratchers, I finally came up with a solution to turn an inexpensive cardboard scratcher into something that works for my cats as well as my decor.
The solution: build a frame! I always use the Trader Joe's brand scratchers, so I built a wooden frame to fit those specific ones. My cats love those scratchers but stop using them when they get soft, so they end up getting recycled and replaced throughout the year. I always disliked looking at the box they came in, so I finally decided to make them more pleasing.
Get step by step instructions on how to build one yourself at Old House New Tricks.
(Images: alysha findley)