Crafting Joy: Catnip Christmas Crafts for Your Feline Friends

December 20, 2023


The holiday season is a time for spreading joy and creating special moments with our loved ones, including our furry friends. If you're a cat owner, you know how much joy catnip can bring to your feline companion. This year, why not add an extra touch of festive fun by crafting catnip-infused Christmas toys for your cat? 

In this guide, we'll show you simple and delightful DIY projects that will not only engage your cat but also make your home merrier.

Materials Needed

Catnip: The star of the show! Choose high-quality, dried catnip to ensure maximum enjoyment for your cat.
Fabric Scraps: Use colorful and durable fabric to create the body of your toys.
Stuffing: Opt for cat-safe stuffing material, such as cotton or polyester fill.
Needle and Thread: A basic sewing kit will be your best friend for these projects.
Small Bells or Crinkly Material (optional): To add an extra element of excitement to the toys.

Catnip-filled Christmas Stocking


1. Cut two stocking-shaped pieces from your chosen fabric.
2. Sew the pieces together, leaving the top open.
3. Fill the stocking with catnip and stuffing.
4. Add bells or crinkly material for an extra jingle.
5. Seal the top, ensuring it's secure.

Catnip Stuffed Christmas Ornaments


1. Cut out two identical shapes (stars, trees, or gingerbread men) from your fabric.
2. Sew the shapes together, leaving a small opening.
3. Fill the shape with a mixture of catnip and stuffing.
4. Add a small loop of ribbon for hanging.
5. Close the opening securely.

Catnip Candy Canes


1. Cut two candy cane-shaped pieces from your fabric.
2. Sew the pieces together, leaving one end open.
3. Fill the candy cane with catnip and stuffing.
4. Twist the open end and secure it with a knot.
5. Create several candy canes for extra holiday cheer.

Catnip Scented Catnip Mice


1. Cut out small mouse-shaped pieces from your fabric.
2. Sew the pieces together, leaving a small opening.
3. Fill the mouse with catnip and stuffing.
4. Add a tail made from a thin strip of fabric.
5. Close the opening securely.

Tips for Success

Quality Over Quantity: Ensure that the toys are securely stitched to prevent any accidental unraveling.
Supervise Playtime: While these toys are designed to be safe, always supervise your cat during playtime to prevent any mishaps.
Rotate the Toys: To keep things exciting, rotate the catnip toys regularly, putting some away and introducing others.


With a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of catnip, you can make this holiday season memorable for both you and your feline friend. These DIY catnip Christmas crafts are not only a joy to create but also provide endless entertainment for your cat. So, gather your materials, set up a crafting station, and let the festive fun begin! Your cat will thank you with purrs of delight.

Take your cat's holiday experience to the next level by incorporating a Kitty Lawn into your festive setup. Kitty Lawn is a real patch of grass that delivers straight to your door! It provides an engaging and natural playground for your feline friend. Place your Kitty Lawn near a window perch or anywhere that your kitty loves to lounge and relax!