10 Creative Uses for Hair and Hairballs
In the event you were wondering what kind of amazing things you can do with hairballs that your cat regurgitates on to that Persian rug, we have come up with 10 creative uses for pet hair (and hairballs). These range from weaving your pet’s hair into amazing sweaters and scarves for an innovative gift on Mother’s Day (for the pet parents who love their four-legged kids) to creating a purr-fectly warm nest for your feathered friends and thereby keep your cats entertained when the birds flock to your front door.
Read on for more innovative ideas on what to do with your cat hair (and hairballs), and if you can’t find any that are too your liking, check out this book entitled, Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat from Kaori Tsutaya and Amy Hirschman. You’re sure to find something to your liking in there!
1. Save the largest and most interesting ones that have unique shapes and sell them as unique jewelry pieces, like necklaces or earrings. We’ve seen everything from cat hairballs that look like the Virgin Mary to little cat hairball missile duplicates.
2. Make a cat or dog hair handbag and create a new business that sells the handbags for $65-$300 each.
3. Place it outside in the sun, dry it out, and then tear it apart and leave for the birds to pick up and make into a nest. The birds will love making these warm nests during the winter, and throughout the summer, they are just as popular for their naturally insulating properties!
4. Make a fur creature that looks like Angelina Jolie and her famous leg (unshaven) at the Oscars with Brad Pitt, and if you need help getting that much cat hair, visit FURMinator! (Also, visit Covered in Cat Hair for more of these creative pics!)
5. Visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine to learn how to preserve a hairball and sell on Amazon as an ancient European poison antidote and preventative.
6. Add catnip and then dry it out to make a fashion statement or take two hairballs, string them together, and hang them from your car windshield – like dice, but cat hair balls.
7. Draw a picture of it and sell the amazing cat drawings on ETSY
8. Write a book about Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace and how it relates to corporate management, then sell on Amazon.
9. Roll hair into balls, string like popcorn, and place on your Christmas tree for a unique holiday look.
10. Save the most interesting specimens and send to the Washington Museum for their special gallery of hairballs.