DIY Patriotic Cat Cave & Help Cats in Need #CatsForFreedom


You may be familiar with Tipsy Elves from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. Turns out they’re not just a Christmas sweater company. With emphasis on the ‘tipsy’, they have strive to embody the fun holiday spirit no matter the month. Which is why, as America searches for its next president, like most of us, they have been shocked to see some of the unsettling headlines being published on the internet.

In an effort to bring good vibes and fun times back they recently launched a new initiative called #CatsForFreedom which is a whole lot of fun, and will be raising money the San Diego Humane Society.

So, what is #CatsForFreedom exactly? Tipsy Elves would like cat owners to purchase one of their Patriotic Tops ( to create their own Cat Cave, and share it online in an attempt to replace the unpleasant political headlines with some Tipsy Elves ‘paws-itivity’.

Only our feline friends are frisky enough to captivate the internet with such fervor. What is a Cat Cave you ask? It may look like a box with a shirt over it, but it’s so much more. It’s a symbol; a beacon of hope:

The #CatsForFreedom campaign has our Raphael’s name all of it! He is a fun loving cat that LOVES to crawl inside anything and everything he can fit into. He also spends time trying to fit into things he can’t – like my purse.


We recently received a Patriotic Top from Tipsy Elves to give the #CatsForFreedom DIY Cat Cave a try.


It was super easy and took only minutes.

  1. Find a medium size box.
  2. Slide the shirt over the box, positioning the neck hole in the center of the box opening.
  3. Pull the shirt tight, and tie the bottom to keep it in place.
  4. Tuck in the sleeves.
  5. Set it down and wait. It took about three minutes for Raphael to find it and go inside.


Adorable! He loves his #CatsForFreedom Cat Cave!

Be sure to tag #TipsyElves when sharing your #CatsForFreedom photos!
On Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

As I had mentioned, Tipsy Elves will be donating a portion of all orders using the checkout code ‘CATS’ to the San Diego Humane Society, which provides cats of all ages the resources to live freely.

FTC Disclosure: Information and free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. This blog post contains NO affiliates.


  1. Karen Glatt says:

    What a great idea to help raise money for Sand Diego Humane Society. Your Cat cave looks really cool and I like your cat peeking out with Roxy right next to the box.

  2. Rosie says:

    What a wonderful idea! And we know how much kitties love boxes, let’s make it official!!! Their own cat cave!

  3. Love this idea. The dog is looking like where is mine lol. I have so many boxes lying around that I know I can do something crafty. I need a cave for me though to hide from my kids lol

  4. This is a really cute cat cave!

  5. Birdiebee says:

    What a great idea. I will have to pass this onto my granddaughter who would love to do this for her cats.

  6. What a great idea. My cats always find great hiding places, especially in the kids toy boxes. We should make their own little hide outs. I am sure my kids would love this idea.

  7. This is such a great idea. I would have never thought to try making something like this but it sounds like a wonderful place for the cats to hang out. My friend has a lot of cats and I know this would be a great tutorial to show her, I will have to share it. Thanks for showing us how to do this!

  8. ‘Paws-itivity!’ Come on! That’s too cute!!! To be honest, it did look like just a box, but once I learned more I was totally on board! If I had a cat I would be getting one 😉

  9. I really love this idea! My son has been asking for a cat for the longest time and this is such a cute idea to do for when we finally get one. I really like your idea, too. It’s so easy to do and definitely something that would make a nice little cave for your cat.

  10. That is so cute! Cats are lovely and i’ll surely be sharing this to my friends who have cats so that they can save some cash. 😀 Thanks for sharing

  11. This is such a cute idea! I bet puppies would love it too.