Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Monday, 21 November 2016
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{RECIPE} “Red Velvet” Doggy Truffle Treats

Homemade red velvet beetroot dog truffle treats on a table with gift bags and bows

These naturally coloured doggy truffles are easy to make and pretty doggone healthy.  The beetroot and coconut oil/flour base gets a delicious boost of puptastic smalls/flavours from the peanut butter and carob, but they also help to deepening of the natural colouring of the mixture into a darker rich velvety red.  Rolled in snowy white coconut, they make a beautiful festive holiday treat!

Friday, 12 February 2016
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DIY Rolled Fabric and Ribbon Rosette Dog Collar

Dalmatian dog wearing a DIY rolled ribbon rosette dog collar

Today's DIY is extra special (and extra cute)! Here's how to make your own rolled fabric (or ribbon) flower dog collar decorations.  Make one for Valentine's Day or pin this to your future crafting list for including your dog in an upcoming wedding or special event.  It is easier than you might think, and there are sew and no-sew options depending on your preferences.


Monday, 8 February 2016
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{RECIPE} Strawberry & Carob Frozen Yogurt Treats

Homemade carob frozen yogurt heart shaped dog treats

It isn't our usual Wednesday recipe day, but with the recent hot weather here, we added a quick and easy extra to the post plan for any other hot dogs sizzling through summer (sorry to those of you freezing your fur off in the Northern Hemisphere!).  Made in the same style as our easy ice pop star dog treats, you (or the kids) can make these easy homemade frozen yogurt dog treats in just a minute or two, plus freezing time. Fresh and fruity or chocolatey carob? Choices choices!  Why not both?

Friday, 5 February 2016
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Easy Flair Embellished No-Sew DIY Dog Bandana

No-sew DIY dog bandanas using handkerchiefs and iron-on patches

You can find cute patterns, but it's always fun to pick your own flair!  It only takes a minute or two to elevate the humble handkerchief to a custom pet bandana with a fun iron-on embellishment - a great quickie craft for older (iron capable) kids to make for their best furry friend.

Monday, 25 January 2016
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DIY Valentine Hugs and Kisses XO Dog Tug Toys

DIY X (kiss) and O (hug) Valentine's Day dog tug toys

We have another very special Valentine's Day Dog DIY to share with you today - tug toy hugs and kisses!  These are made using our usual easy box weave fleece dog toy method, but with a few extra steps to make one tug into a closed circle for the O and combine two tugs in another to form an X.  You can, of course, just make a simple woven fleece dog tug toy in Valentine colours if you wish. Like the tags?  We have a full set of free Valentine's Day dog printables to share with you (coming soon!) along with plenty of other fun doggy ideas so stay tuned. :)


Friday, 22 January 2016
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DIY Cupid's Arrow Valentine's Day Dog Toy

DIY Cupid's arrow Valentine's Day dog tug and squeaky toy
 

This combination tug and squeaky softie Valentine's Day dog toy is sure to set puppy dog hearts everywhere a pitter-patter.  To make it you will need a length of fleece (or other suitable material), some contrasting fleece offcuts, scissors, and if you would like to include the optional arrowhead heart, some additional fleece for the heart, stuffing, a squeaker (optional), coordinating thread, a needle. 


Wednesday, 20 January 2016
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Pink Valentine's Day Beet Dog Treats (Four Ways!)

Homemade pink beetroot dog treats made with cookie stamps

Beetroot gives these Valentine dog treats a natural bright pink colour (and a boost of dog-safe veggie goodness).  The homemade treat dough is a beautiful bright pink playdough-like mix, which works great for rolling, shaped cutting, and stamping (as shown), but is just a pretty in simple flattened-ball cookies.  If you want make these extra special, carob drop "kiss" toppers look great with the pink, as does a carob "chocolate icing".


Wednesday, 13 January 2016
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{RECIPE} Strawberry Banana & Mint Dog Muffins

Homemade strawberry banana mint muffin dog treats

Yesterday we shared a special post all about the healthy fruits, veggies, and herbs for dogs, so it seemed only fitting that our weekly recipe be a deliciously fruity treat.  This small-batch muffin recipe is quick and simple, and smells AMAZING.  Go ahead and taste one yourself if you wish - they aren't sweet like many of our human muffins, but they are packed with nutritional goodness and flavour.  Added bonus: these made our dogs' breath smell awesome!  Perhaps a recipe to bake up before sharing any Valentine's Day puppy dog kisses?  Strawberries and mint are readily available here at the moment, including straight out of our garden, but you can also substitute - see the tips at the end of our post.