DIY Projects for your pets

DIY Projects for your pets

Happy Fall everyone! Now with the weather getting cooler and the days getting shorter its the perfect time to do some DIY!

Fleece Blanket

Fall has arrived and that means its the perfect time to curl up on the couch with your best pal with a blanket. Here is a project you can make for your pup, as a gift, or even for the pups at your local animal shelter.

You will need:

Scissors

Measure tape

Two colors of fleece (two is nice because it can be reversible)

Cardboard cut into 5 X 5 in. square

Now time to make a blanket:

  • Figure out what size you want the blanket. Obviously the larger the dog the bigger I would make the blanket.
  • Make your measurements and add about 8-10 inches to the size for the fringe on the ends.
  • Line up the two pieces of fabric so they are back to back
  • Use the cardboard and cut 5 inch squares from each corner of both fabrics.
  • With using the cardboard as a guide, cut lines all about the side about 5-6 in and ½ in wide.
  • Knot the fringe on the ends to make sure they are safe and secure
  • Wash your blanket when complete
  • Give to your pooch and let them enjoy your creation!

Dog Toy

Here is a easy DIY to make your pup. They will love throwing this around!

You will need:

Scissors

Old T-shirt

A tennis ball

Directions:

  • Lay the t-shirt flat to mark your 3 cuts.  You will need to make two cuts across the whole t-shirt about 5 inches wide. You will also need one strip that is about 2 inches wide. You will have a total of 3 pieces. Once you have those, cut those pieces at one end so that are longer.
  • Lay the larger fabrics in a “X” and put the tennis ball in the middle.
  • Now wrap the tennis ball with all of the pieces and know with the 2 inch fabric (You should have four wide strips at the end).
  • Separate the four wide strips and cut each in three pieces to braid together
  • Once you are done braiding, knot the bottom with one of the small pieces. Repeat with the three other wide pieces.
  • Give to your pup to enjoy!

Hope your pup loves your DIY projects!

About Courtney Boyle-Anderson

After graduating from college with a psychology degree in 2011, I was excited to start my career. I searched long and hard for a job within my field but quickly found out I needed a masters to pursue many of the jobs that were available. Within a few months I began working for a benefits enrollment company and soon moved to a small accounting firm. While the people were fantastic, I soon realized the cubicle life wasn't for me.

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