Last Updated on March 21, 2023 by ellen
These easy dog DIY projects will show your dog just how much you care for them. Check out these easy homemade gifts for your pet.
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Don’t wait until Christmas to pamper your dog, take some time to make one (or more) of these adorable projects today. There are so many adorable ideas that I had a hard time narrowing it down to just ten, but in the end, these were my favorites.
9 Easy Dog DIY Projects for Pet Lovers
No matter what type of dog you have, from the tiniest teacup poodle to the largest great dane, they all deserve to be loved and pampered. Here are a few ideas to get started.
Homemade Ice Pops
What better way to pamper your pet than by offering them an ice cold treat on a hot summer day. Make these fun homemade ice pops for your dog. You’ll want these nylon dog chews to serve as the stick.
If you want a dog shampoo that’s safer than what you find in the store, you can make your own easily with this recipe. The base is a vegetable glycerin.
DIY Rope Toy
Dog toys can get quite expensive depending on how quickly your dog goes through them. Did you know you can make your own rope toy? You’ll want to start with a 1″ thick cotton rope.
Sure you can buy them from the store, but wouldn’t your dog enjoy homemade dog treats even more? Try these homemade peanut butter bacon dog treats. You’ll want to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Dog Crate Cover
You may appreciate this one more than your dog. But, why not consider making a DIY dog crate cover. You can choose the material to match whatever decor you have in your dog’s favorite room.
If you have to give your dog medication, you may want to try making these homemade pill pockets. They can make medicine time so much easier for you and your dog.
DIY Dog Bed
If you have an old night stand laying around in the garage or you can find one cheap at a tag sale or thrift store, why not make your dog his very own DIY dog bed.
Dogs that live in colder climates will certainly appreciate having their own dog sweater. Don’t worry, it’s made by cutting down an old sweater. Or, you can always buy them a dog sweater instead.
Are you looking for something to keep your dog entertained? Why not make a treat puzzle for them? You’ll want to make sure you have a few tennis balls on hand first.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She has been running a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont for the past five years. She’s a proud Mommy to a shelter kitty named Scout. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.
24 thoughts on “9 Easy Dog DIY Projects for Pet Lovers”
Cute little doggy with the rope! I feel certain that with careful planning I could create such a toy!
I’m sure you could!
i am a real do-it-yourselfer….great ideas
my chiawaii she wont play with toy but my pon he love his squeaky and that go every were even he go out to use the bathroom
That is so cute!
I like making homemade dog biscuits and they make the kitchen smell great too. These are fun projects I’d love to give a try, especially the treat puzzle.
They do sound like fun!
I have 3 dogs, so I am definitely going to try out some of these ideas!
Thanks so much!
It would be fun to try some of these. My niece makes dog sweaters for her dog and they come out so cute, and her little dog loves them. These things would make nice gifts!
They definitely would!
I don’t have a dog but this is a great list of ideas!
Duh I never thought of making my OWN rope toy! *facepalm* great list!
LOL glad to help!
I haven’t made that many things for my bulldog, but I do make him a cake or cupcakes for his birthday every year. I also made his Christmas ornament. Lots of great ideas here!
That must be so cute!
Oh my goodness, I love these ideas especially making my own dog treats, my friend and I are going to be making some in the next couple of week and I am excited to be able to save some money and give my baby something that will be good for him and easy on my wallet!
I’m sure he’ll enjoy them!
Oh I really love those dog treat containers! Our labs love their treats…would be great for a place to keep them all!
I’m sure it would!
I think I am going to make a rope toy for my dog, the only ones I can find in store are nylon. I think cotton rope would work better for her. I also love the idea of the diy dog bed. I have an older style tv stand that we still use and would love to paint it a nice color and put a dog bed in one bottom compartment and a cat bed in the other.
All great ways to pamper your pets!