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★ DIY Dog Beds & Cat Toys | Homemade Pet Gifts and Fun Products ★

Updated on February 16, 2016
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Crafts Tutorials & Ideas For Pet Treats

We all like to treat our pets, and if you are a crafter or you would like to get creative and save money by making your own DIY pet gift, you've come to the right place - just check out the many tutorials and how-tos listed on this page.

Projects and ideas include cat beds, dog toys, rat hammocks, kennels and baked pet treats. In fact the only limit is your imagination, so you if you want to build an obstacle course for your hamster, a maze for your rat and a dog bed made from a computer, you go for it!

I hope you manage to find plenty of inspiration here and I hope your pet is very happy with their homemade creations :)

Rat Hammocks

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Fun Top-Rated Pet Products

There are hundreds of products available to buy for your precious pets so it's very easy (and fun) to spoil them!

PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. [Superior Cardboard & Construction]. Beware 'cheaper copycats' with 'unverified' reviews
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. [Superior Cardboard & Construction]. Beware 'cheaper copycats' with 'unverified' reviews

2 for the price of 1 with this cat scratcher and lounge; and the thousands of 5-star reviews tell you that this is a quality bit of kit.

 

TV Dog Bed

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Tortoise Kennel

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Pirate Ship Cat Furniture

This fun furniture for cats - with built-in scratching posts - was inspired by the shape and design of pirate ships!
This fun furniture for cats - with built-in scratching posts - was inspired by the shape and design of pirate ships! | Source

Dog Bed Cushion

Cushion filled with bean bag beans.
Cushion filled with bean bag beans. | Source

Hamster Villa

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How To Make a Simple Braided Dog Toy

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For this DIY you will need:

* Material (fleece, t-shirt jersey, denim, canvas or towelling fabric work well)

* Scissors or a rotary cutter

* A ruler

* A pen that can be used to mark fabric

* An elastic band or hairband

...and 15 minutes of your time.


- First you will need to cut out 3 strips from your fabric so that each strip measures at least 50" long (although I would recommend 55"-60"), and approx. 3" wide.

- Put you elastic/hair band around the strips so that it is positioned right in the center and holds the strips together securely.

- Measure 10" from the band (marked 'a' on the diagram) in each direction and mark this distance on each of the 6 strips with your pen.

- Slide your band along so that it sits on one of these marks, making sure the strips are all aligned correctly.

- Now you need to braid from the band to the second place you have marked with your pen, so that you end up with 20" of braiding in the middle of the strips. Make sure that if you are using 3 different colors, that the strips end up in the same (color) order as they were when you began braiding.

- Remove the elastic band, twist the braided section into a loop and braid all 6 strips together by pairing up the strips by color so that you have 3 sections you can now braid as before. On the diagram, for instance, red strips marked 1 are paired up, as are the yellow strips marked 2 and the purple strips marked 3. If you are using one color you don't need to worry about matching up the right ones.

- Once you have braided to about 6" from the ends of the strips, tie a regular overhand knot and pull on each strip to tighten the knot as much as you can.

- Cut straight across all of the strips at least a few inches from the knot in order to neaten the end up and finish it of. That's it!

Please note that the toy should be disposed off if it starts to fall apart and your pet obviously should be stopped from eating any of the material :)

Homemade Pet Toys

One toy is made with faux fur, wax paper and felt, and the ropes are made by braiding together strips of old t-shirts.
One toy is made with faux fur, wax paper and felt, and the ropes are made by braiding together strips of old t-shirts. | Source

DIY Dog Toy

Homemade stuffed fabric toy.
Homemade stuffed fabric toy. | Source

DIY Dog Treat Videos

Cat Scratching Post

This cat scratching post was made using PVC pipe and 50 metres of rope
This cat scratching post was made using PVC pipe and 50 metres of rope | Source

Cat Treat Video Tutorials

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      Im2keys 

      3 years ago

      love the old console TV bed!

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      Chelsey 

      3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario

      Wow! So many cool and creative ideas here!

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      teelover 

      4 years ago

      Agree to Favored! - the TV bed is just amazing!!!

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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

      The old tv idea is great. Wish I would have thought of it when I had one.

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