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Does anyone else have a slobbish pet? I love my kitty, Jeter, with my whole heart but he is a hot mess when it comes to eating. He splashes in his water bowl and gets food everywhere. It’s not a good look when company comes over and there are puddles of water and pieces of cat food on your kitchen floor.
To combat this problem I realized that I would need to put something underneath his bowls. It would have to be waterproof and easy to clean. I looked online but I couldn’t find anything that I liked. Then, the idea struck me to just make my own placemat. I had a roll of peel and stick vinyl laminate in the closet, so I decided to sandwich something between two sheets of it.
After a quick Google search of cat fabrics (unfortunately not the strangest thing I’ve Googled) I stumbled upon this one and knew it would be the perfect fit for my gentleman cat.
Jeter is a Lilac Point Balinese and he is very regal. If he could have a mustache and a monocle, he totally would. This print was made for him!
I hunkered down on the floor (my favorite crafting spot) with two yards of Cats with Mustaches fabric (one would have been fine but better safe than sorry), fabric scissors and the roll of peel and stick vinyl laminate and got to work.
(Jeter helped by supervising the project.)
I spread out the roll of vinyl laminate to the size that I wanted for the placemat (leaving room for trimming) and cut off a piece. Then, I used that to measure out an identical piece and cut it off the roll as well. I peeled off the backing paper on one of the sheets of vinyl and laid it on top of my fabric. (This way I could position it over the part of the pattern that I want included.)
When I was finished cutting I flipped the placemat over, peeled the paper off my second piece of vinyl and stuck that on the back side.
Finally, I trimmed along the edges to make sure they were straight and uniform and I was DONE. Easy peasy.
To break in the new mat I picked up some of Jeter’s favorite wet food from PetSmart. Whenever I am in there I stock up on Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food. PetSmart is the exclusive retailer for it and they carry many different varieties. Purina makes 30 recipes in total so Jeter could have a different one every day for month!
Right now there is a printable coupon available that will get you three free packages of Muse when you purchase three!
With Muse you don’t have to choose between natural nutrition and food that tastes great. Your cat can have both when you choose Muse. “Natural has never been so delicious. Put Muse to the test with our clean plate guarantee.”
(Jeter can definitely attest to that!)
Have you guys done any fun DIY projects for your cats lately? If so, please let a link for me in the comments! I am always looking for new ways to spoil the Jeet!