As you’re all very well aware, Feisty Mom and I are fanatical, fantastic, and frugal. FRUGAL or CHEAP we really don’t care which word you call us. We either find a deal or we’ll build it ourselves. Not only can we build it ourselves, we can do it better, and far cheaper. That’s right…BUILT BETTER BASHING BUDGET BUSTERS BOOYAH! I know, I know. Arrogant much, no we’re just that confident that fantastic doesn’t need to cost a fortune. So, without further ado, here is feisty mom’s DIY Tutorial for building a Stuffed Animal Zoo Cage.
You can buy the wood at any Lowes or Home Depot. If you’re a military dependent be sure to show them your military ID for 10% off. J That’s how we roll, yet again looking for a bargain and helping to save you some money. When your stuffed animal zoo is complete it will measure 60″x22″x11″ Putting everything together is amazingly easy. I know that you’re thinking I’ve got to be kidding but, I’m not. Feisty Mom tells you about how she did it on her site. I told her that I certainly had to share it with all of you because it’s so amazingly fantastic that Feisty Mom, with the help of her husband, was able to put her craftiness to use and make the stuffed animal zoo for $40 instead of $157 like you’ve seen on Pinterest!!!
Buy the “end grain” wood and then you just need to put 3″ screws into 3/4″ oak dowel plugs so you can screw them into the “end grain” wood when ready. The bungee cords are standard 4′ foot cords from Lowes but you can get them at Home Depot too. These bungee cords are 4′ stretched out and you attach them with eye bolts. Feisty Mom used six but you can use anywhere from six to twelve depending on your preference. To finish the stuffed animal zoo use any stain that is kid safe obviously. The final step of this stuffed animal zoo is to screw it into the wall for added safety. This is just in case your little monkey decides to climb onto or into the zoo. You don’t want the zoo to tip over if they do this and trust me, dependent upon the age of your child they will at some point climb in with their stuffed animals. As we’re all well aware safety is of the utmost importance to me.