*DIY Cat Litter Box*

cover kitten litter box DIY

making your own litter box for your petI love my kitten to death. But he has a problem. He thinks his litter-box is a sandbox. He gets the litter everywhere. I would end up sweeping at least three times everyday because of the mess he would make. I wanted to find an alternative without purchasing the $50 covered litter-boxes. I thought a plastic container might work. I would have to cut a circle out on top of the lid so he could enter and exit. This way he could play all he wanted and the litter would not disperse all over the floor. I bought a bin at Lowe’s for $5.98. If this did not work out, at least I would have a new storage container!

cat litter box

The 18 gallon bin

make your own cat litter box

I used a paper plate and a sharpie to make a circle on the top of the lid

spill free cat litter

The perfect circle

making your own cat litter box

I needed my boyfriends muscles to cut the circle. He used a razor blade for the first cut then used scissors

litter box

My cat jumped right in once he figured out what this was

making your own litter box for your pet

He loves it. The only mess I have is some litter on the top of the lid, but I brush that right back in. This is the best invention and both me and my cat are as happy as can be!


  • 18 Gallon Plastic Bin: $5.98 at Lowe’s
  • Marker
  • Razor Blaze
  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors


  • Use a marker to outline the paper plate to make the circle on the lid of the bin
  • Use a razor blade or scissors to cut the circle
  • Fill the bin with litter
  • Put cover on top 

Of course, this is just one example of covered litter-boxes for your kitties. If you want to find out what the best litter box is for multiple cats or even what the best covered litter box is, just click the link above and read up. It is important that we take care of our precious little ones just as they look after us!


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