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Crafty Creations for Your Four-Legged Friend

By February 24, 2020 No Comments

Crafty Creations for Your Four-Legged Friend

Our furry canine family members offer a great deal of comfort and support to us, and it is natural to want to shower them with love. For the more do-it-yourself craftsperson, there are new and fun tasks that you can embrace to show your love through your creative crafts. There is a project out there for every interest and skill level, so consider which of these you’ll take on as a creation for your furry family member.

Pet Bed

Much like ourselves, our canine companions can find themselves getting chilly or needing a place to rest their heads. For many dogs, they use couches or beds, but depending on the size and their preferred spot on the furniture, we may find ourselves the odd one out with little to no room to relax. Consider upcycling an old comforter or using fleece fabric for extra comfort and whip out your creativity and sewing skills to create a comfy space that is all their own.

Toys From T-Shirts

Many dogs love playing tug of war as a fun way to burn some energy and interact with their owners. An easy task is upcycling old t-shirts that you no longer use into a toy for your canine companion. This can serve as an exciting new toy without creating any additional waste. Be cautious about when your furry friend begins to tear up the material though, as you want to avoid them eating too many fibers from the shirts.

DIY Dog Biscuits

For the bakers at heart, there are great recipes for DIY dog biscuits. For these yummy treats, you can include healthy ingredients so that you can know that the only ingredients going into the yummy bites are full of nutrients, giving your pup the energy they need. These biscuits can be an inexpensive alternative to store-bought treats and give you the chance to bake love directly in.

Reflective Accessories

For those who are looking to increase safety measures with their pet, a useful craft could be taking an ordinary leash or collar and adding reflective material. This can offer a safety feature in colder times of the year and darker hours of the day, alerting passing vehicles of your presence that can benefit both you and your dog. Whether you add this to an existing leash or collar or take on the project of making your own for your pet, this added safety feature is great for any dog owner.

Elevated Feeding Station

Whether you are looking to create a fancy feeding station to match your home’s aesthetic or looking to adjust the height of where your four-legged family member eats to avoid discomfort, you can craft your own feeding station to match any design or need. This can be useful as our larger dog friends who are taller can experience neck pain and discomfort when eating out of a bowl on the floor. While you can design this to match any style, you can also help your pet have a more comfortable experience when eating.

Jackets

Our furry friends also experience the harsh cold of the winter weather. Consider adding a small jacket to their wardrobe this winter’s season to give them a bit of warmth during walks and outings. Upcycling old sweatshirts can suit our small canine companions and encircle them with the love of something made by you.

Other DIY Ideas

There are plenty of DIY projects for any level of skill. Regardless of what kind of craftsperson you are and what interests you, there are DIY projects that you can create on for your pet. Whether you like to sew, prefer to bake or enjoy woodworking, there is a project out there for you.

As you embrace your crafty side, think about which projects best suit your home, your time and your pet. These crafty creations can bring joy to you and your four-legged family member while giving you a fun task to enjoy.

This blog was contributed by Kevin Gardner. If you would like to submit a blog please email cynthia@newyorkdognanny.com

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