Looking to give a gift to a furry friend? There are plenty of DIY crafts for pets! Let’s face it, our pets are our children and we want them to have special gifts made with love. Oh, and there’s the fact that many of us live on a budget, too. I scoured Pinterest to find the coolest, easiest and cheapest DIY project for your pets. They’re perfect for a snowy day or lazy Sunday.
DIY Crafts for Pets
Stylish Pet Food Canister
This is a 1 on the difficulty scale, 1 being the easiest. Forage through your garage or basement in search of an old paint or other hardware can (be sure to discard your paint properly). Or, now that we’re post-holiday, check out that huge tub of popcorn. That will do, too. Use a Brillo pad to shine it up good and get to your craft store. Pick up spray paint and stencils to design the perfect canister to match your kitchen. For bonus points, put your pet’s name on it.
Rope Tug Toy
This one is amazingly easy and an ideal way to repurpose some old dish towels. Cut them into strips and braid them, knotting each end. Voila! A tug toy that is great exercise for your dog!
We’ve all been there. Your car is covered in hair and no one wants to be your passenger. Or, your guests flinch before sitting on your couch. You may have seen seat covers at the pet store, but this cute company offers cool designs so you can customize to suit your taste or match your home. The one seen here is hammock-style to totally protect your dog at half the cost. All you have to do is pay $10 for the pattern. They even provide the sewing tutorial. Go ahead and ride and style.
Cardboard Cat Climber
This was is so fun and easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought of it already. All you need is a glue gun, Exacto knife, and two boxes. The directions say to leave ¼ of the floor open between the two boxes, cutting ½ of two adjacent flaps on each box. Then, glue it all back together. Cut holes and windows where you feel like it and add some adornments like yarn and feathers.
The Suitcase Bed
…is too cute for words. This blogger uses “vintage suitcases,” but I think any suitcase will do. There’s not much too it—decorate at your whim. This blogger uses a mirror in the side pocket and fills the suitcase with comfy bedding. The best part? Pack up your bed for traveling!