Showing posts with label no-sew. Show all posts
Showing posts with label no-sew. Show all posts
Friday, 22 July 2016
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DIY Gold Silver and Bronze Medal Dog Tug Toys

Homemade gold silver and bronze medal diy fleece dog tug toys

I would say "Let the Games begin!" but around here, the games never end. We have a special collection of Olympic-inspired toys and treats to share with you over the next few weeks.  These medal tug toys are so cute (and fun) and are deceptively simple - two tugs (one for the medal, one for the ribbon) made using our basic box knot woven dog tug toy are knotted together to form each toy.  

Friday, 11 March 2016
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DIY Multi-Strand Tug Toy with Loop Handle

DIY woven fleece loop and double tug dog toy with Easter treats

When playing with our dogs, I'm often relegated to clinging to whatever drooly end is closest at hand and find myself threading my fingers through the fleece for slippery grip in fierce tugging competitions. This DIY tug toy combines the convenience of a loop with multi-tug tails for multi-dog fun. Our toy has two tails for dual-doggy playtime, but you can add as many as you wish for more dogs or just for fun.  

Friday, 4 March 2016
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Woven Fleece Carrot Dog Tug Toy

DIY fleece Easter dog tug toy shaped like a carrot

Does your dog love carrots?  Ours do, especially Humphrey - check out the little carrot thief at work!  Although Easter is more typically associated with sweet treats, these is nothing wrong with a crunchy carrot stick every now and then either. For a little interactive fun, why not create your own Easter carrot tug toy?

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.

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. :)

Saturday, 23 January 2016
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DIY No-Sew Australia + New Zealand Flag Bow Ties

Dalmatian dog with DIY New Zealand flag bow tie

With Australia Day celebrations fast approaching, we had planned to share a special pre-Australia Day DIY dog round-up with you as we have on other national holidays; however, there weren't a lot of Aussie flag inspired doggy DIYs readily available to share so we created one ourselves!  Since the observation of Waitangi Day is just around the corner in New Zealand and ANZAC Day will be here before we know it, we DIYed no-sew dog bow ties for both flags so you can pick and choose for your patriotic pups.

Saturday, 12 September 2015
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DIY for Dogs: Square Knot Fleece Loop Tug Toy

Homemade woven fleece dog tug toys on a table with treats

For those of you who loved our square knot fleece dog tug toy (thanks!), you'll be happy to hear that we find ourselves needing to make a new tug toy every month or two, thanks to the destructive dog teamwork of "Sharky McFang" and "Oli the Ripper"!  Oli prefers a nice loop to get his mouth through, so here is a simple little variation for turning a basic square knot fleece dog tug toy into a loop and tail tug toy.

Friday, 21 August 2015
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Easy No-Sew Pet Bandana

Dalmatian dog wearing a red gingham bandana

This might just be the easiest DIY we will ever post!  This is a very quick (under five minutes) craft that ANYONE can do and it requires nothing more than some fabric and a pair of pinking shears.  As some of you may already have seen, Humphrey turned one last week and we had a little birthday bash to celebrate. No party is complete without a celebratory outfit! This super simple DIY is an easy way to create a little something special with next to no effort and cost. You can buy the fabric, use a remnant, or recycle and give new purpose to some past-best material from around your house such as an old dress shirt, linen, or a tablecloth.

Monday, 3 August 2015
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DIY for Dogs: Square Knot Fleece Tug Toy

Dalmatian dog tugging on a homemade woven fleece dog tug toy

As some of you may already have seen on our social media posts, our puppy is much harder on his toys than our older boy ever was. I won't name any brand names here, but some VERY expensive heavy-duty dog toys have lasted for mere minutes in his happy little mouth. I am in no way a pioneer of fleece dog toys (there are many different DIYs out there).  After a number of less than robust attempts, we finally made with a toy that both dogs enjoy and is able to survive for weeks of vigorous play, so we though we would try and share some simple visual instructions to help others who would like to try something similar.