27 Spectacular DIY Pet Gift Craft Ideas
In my search for gifts to make for your pet, I came on to what I consider some outstanding homemade pet gifts. There are gifts for all pets: gifts for dogs, gifts for cats, gifts for birds and even ideas for a pet gift basket.
All the projects that I have included in this article have a picture so you can see what the finished product looks like, and the site name and address that gives the directions for making the pet gift. To make the cat cozy shown above, go to eilen tein. The English version of the pattern is at the end of the post.
1. Kitty's T-shirt Tent
Cat's expect to be spoiled, so he or she will expect you to make him/her a t-shirt tent to relax in. This is really a neat project which doesn't take much time at all to make. See how easy it really is by going to instructables, where you'll find the tutorial.
2. Cat Boa Toy
Help your kitty get a bit of exercise by having it chase this boa toy. You can purchase boas inexpensively at dollar stores. Follow the instructions at DREAM A LITTLE BIGGER to make a cat toy like this.
3. Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed
This is really an attractive dog bed, one that would look nice in any room where your pet wants to sleep. Find the tutorial for making this outstanding project at DÉCOR and the DOG
4. Diamond Dog Necklace
Well, maybe not diamonds, but these are really elegant looking. Go to Martha Stewart for the directions.
I like everything about this craft, from the use of cardboard to the name of the cat scratching post. Check out the instructions at maison kuotidien to make this for your favorite kitty.
6. Dog Gift Basket
Just change the items for a cat, bird or any other pet. The idea is a great jumping off spot. The instructions for making this dog gift basket can be found at theFUNTIMESGUIDE.com.
7. How to Make a Dog Collar and Leash
8. Pet Leash
Your pet will be a fashionista wearing a beautiful leash that you have made. Imagine adding some bling for your cat or any girly pet. Go to AnnaMaria for the easy to follow directions.
9. Knitted Sweater
As soon as the weather turns cool, your pet will love having this added warmth. The pattern for this knitted sweater is found at fine Craft Guild.
10. Pet Food Container
If you are like me, you haven't thrown one of these popcorn cans in the trash. This project, with instructions on the Tidy Mom site, makes great use of the containers.
11. Pet Toy
Make this toy sized for your favorite pet. You'll find the instructions at REAL SIMPLE.
12. Personalized Pet Tag
If you'd like to make personalized pet tags for your own pet or to make to give to a friends pet, you'll find the tutorial to help you at Creative GREEN Living.
13. No-Sew Dog Bed
Make a dog bed without having to do any sewing. Find the instructions for this dog bed at Curbly.
14. Salmon Treats
This salmon treat recipe for your pet sounds really good so I had to add it here also. Go to theFUNTIMESGUIDE.com for the recipe.
15. Pet Treat Jars
Find the directions for making these treat jars at SUZY'S SITCOM.
16. Pet Pouches
This is a great gift to give your pet loving friend, as well as making one for your pet. Go to modern dog to find the instructions for making this pouch.
17. Magnetic Cat Toy
Your precious kitty will spend lots of time entertaining him or herself with this magnetic cat toy. Find the tutorial for making this magnetic cat toy at instructables .
18. Cat Bow Tie
This bow tie just may make your cat more independent than ever, especially if he gets a look at himself in a mirror or window. Make a bow tie for your dandy cat by following the directions and using the patterns at instructables.
19. Catnip Cat Toys
It won't take you long to make a catnip mouse for your favorite kitty when you follow the pattern given at Mollie’s blog of stuff. The bright colors make these catnip mice especially cute.
20. Taffy Roll Toys
Find the instructions at MODERN CAT. Don't forget to make some of these for stocking stuffers for your pet.
21. Dog Travel Pad or Bed
I love the idea of making a pet travel pad using old denim jeans. The denim is so easy to wash and always look fresh. Find the instructions for making this travel pad at Info Barrel.
22. Cardboard Rocket
This rocket will probably be as much fun to make as it will be for your cat to climb in. It is made with cardboard boxes and feature carpeting for scratching and a porthole to peek out of. Make your pet so happy with this playful project with instructions at Make: Craft.
23. No-Sew Sock Gift
24. 3-in-1 Kitty Tunnel
25. Kitty Pad
You can buy one of these kitty pads at Trader Joe's, or you can make one for your kitty. After all it is just reyclced cardboard. Find the directions for this DIY project by going to Design Sponge.
26. Puppy Harness
The instructions at sew mama sew shows you how to make the puppy harness.
27. Crocheted Cat Toy
If one of your passions is crocheting, you'll find this a great pet gift to make. You'll find the tutorial for making these crocheted cat toys at DABBLES & BABBLES.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer