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30+ Crafty Projects For Pets
Posted By Tipnut On March 10, 2011 @ 2:26 am In Crafty Ideas,Projects | 4 Comments
Here are a bunch of toys and accessories to make for your furry friends, most are for dogs and cats but I do have a couple projects for fish and birds. Some have been previously featured and moved here for better organization but there are lots of new goodies too.
Quick Note: I decided to remove the Pets category here on Tipnut since I haven’t done much with it for a long, long time but everything’s still here on the site (unless the project is no longer available online), they’re just reorganized into applicable categories (like cleaning, crafts, household tips).
DIY Raised Feeder : Keep your furry friends food & water up off the floor with this DIY project made with a shadow box and napkin rings.
Pouches : Make a little “wallet” to store a plastic baggie right on your dog’s collar (no more forgetting to bring one along for walks!).
Candy Corn Sweater : This particular pattern fits a 12 to 20 pounder, but is easily adapted to any size four-legged animal.
Recycled Collar Tutorial : Use the hardware from an old collar to make a new one (for both cats and dogs).
Collapsible Dog Bowl : Made with oilcloth, this collapsible dog bowl is perfect for traveling pet owners. Free pdf pattern download.
DIY Aviary From An Old Wardrobe : Not a detailed how-to, but easy enough to figure out (it’s gorgeous!).
Catnip Fish Toy : This whimsical fish-shaped toy is sure to become one of your cat’s favorite playthings (downloadable fish toy template available via pdf).
Cardboard Kitty Pad : Made with recycled cardboard from boxes, etc., and decorative paper.
Easy Dog Sweater : Crafty project to keep poochy warm using an old sweater.
Fabric Strap Leash : Sew a fabric cover over cotton canvas strapping to make a pretty leash.
Cattail Catnip Toy : Long tails are made with decor weight fabric, stuffed with catnip and tied off in sections using wool yarn or twine.
Catnip Mouse : (crochet) You’ll need a bit of acrylic yarn, some catnip, stuffing and a jingle bell (optional).
Plaid Blanket : Finished size measures approximately 34″ x 27″, worked on straight needles (size 11).
Catalog Knock-Off Food Containers : Upcycle large popcorn tins into handy food containers using decorative paper, spray adhesive, spray paint and printables.
Scratching Post : Promises to last a lifetime and made with plywood, decorative wood trim, 100 feet of sisal rope and other materials.
This is the page I’ll be adding new pet crafts to so check back to see what’s new :). I’ve also moved these previously published tutorials here so everything’s on one page…
First Published: October 26, 2006
If your favorite four legged friend is smelling a bit off and it’s not yet time for a bath, try this easy deodorizer method…Materials:
1/2 cup baking soda
2 cups water
1 bandanna sized to fit dog
How To Use:
Once dried thoroughly, you can tie the bandanna around your dog’s neck. Because the bandanna was soaked in baking soda, this will help absorb your pup’s ‘doggy smells’.
First Published: July 26, 2007
There are dog ice treat kits you can buy but they’re easily do-it-yourself with an ice cream pail, some water, and dog toys. Here’s how…
Your puppy might not have a clue what this is all about until you make him one a time or two. As the block melts down and reveals his toys and treats, make sure you spend time acquainting him with it. Once he gets the idea, he’ll be all over it and happily lick away at the ice to get at the treats.
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URLs in this post:
 Sweater Dog Toys: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40916/how-to-make-sweater-dog-toys
 DIY Raised Feeder: http://www.condoblues.com/2008/06/how-to-make-raised-pet-feeder.html
 Gumball Machine Fish Bowl: http://www.addicted2decorating.com/diy-project-accessories-gumball-machine-fish-bowl
 Pouches: http://theb-line.blogspot.com/2009/06/lets-make-pet-pouches.html
 Retro TV Fish Tank: http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-an-Old-TV-Into-a-Fish-Tank
 Candy Corn Sweater: http://diymaven.com/2009/09/09/crochet-a-candy-corn-pet-sweater/
 Dog Raincoat: http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/sew-a-dog-raincoat-and-collar/index.html
 Recycled Collar Tutorial: http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/05/recyled-dog-col.html
 Felted Kitty Balls: http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/patterns/kittyballs.shtml
 Collapsible Dog Bowl: http://www.marthastewart.com/264947/collapsible-dog-bowl
 Baby Sock Cat Toy: http://www.marthastewart.com/264732/baby-sock-cat-toy
 Grow Your Own Catnip: http://tipnut.com/grow-your-own-catnip/
 DIY Aviary From An Old Wardrobe: http://empressofcreativity.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-diy-aviary-and-its-new-residents.html
 Dog Dining Station: http://www.marthastewart.com/265036/dog-dining-station
 Catnip Fish Toy: http://www.marthastewart.com/264784/catnip-fish-toy
 Collapsible Travel Dish: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41093/how-to-make-a-collapsible-travel-dish-for-your-pet
 Cardboard Kitty Pad: http://www.designsponge.com/2009/01/diy-project-recycled-cardboard-kitty-pad.html
 Crafty ID Tags: http://www.marthastewart.com/264719/pet-id-tag
 Dog Rope Toy: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/make-a-dog-toy-out-dish-towels-10000000699226/index.html
 also use fleece: http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-weave-a-fleece-rope-dog-toy/index.html
 Squeaky Doggie Bone: http://laura-griffin.com/blog/2011/01/07/squeaky-doggie-bone-tutorial/
 Easy Dog Sweater: http://resweater.blogspot.com/2010/04/tutorial-tuesday-easy-dog-sweater.html
 Dog Leash Tutorial: http://www.purlbee.com/dog-leash/
 Fabric Strap Leash: http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/2006/10/strapping-young-lab.html
 DIY Cat Tree: http://www.pandecats.com/x/building_a_cat_tree.shtml
 Cattail Catnip Toy: https://sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-accents/cattail-catnip-toy
 Dog Bones: http://krisknits.blogspot.com/2009/04/fetch.html
 Catnip Mouse: http://tubachingching.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/easy-peasy-catnip-mouse/
 Dried Sweet Potato Dog Chews: http://www.condoblues.com/2011/01/make-dried-sweet-potato-dog-chewies.html
 Plaid Blanket: http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/projects/knitted-plaid-pet-blanket/
 Treat Bags: http://schneider2010.blogspot.com/2010/04/treat-bag-tutorial.html
 Catalog Knock-Off Food Containers: http://www.momtastic.com/home-and-living/home/168796-catalog-knock-off-pet-food-containers
 Super Simple Dog Feeder: http://craftedniche.com/2012/02/20/super-simple-dog-feeder/
 Butterfly (pdf): http://media.leisurearts.com/free-downloads/butterfly.pdf
 Leisure Arts: http://www.leisurearts.com/free-downloads/
 Knit Catnip Mouse: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jun/30/how-to-make-catnip-mouse
 Scratching Post: http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/craft/2012/8/29/diy-cat-scratching-post.html
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