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7 Crafts To Treat Your Pets

A fluffy four legged friend is perfect for keeping you company while you craft – as long as they don’t get too involved! A handmade present for your pet will keep them entertained, letting you get on with even more fabulous projects. If you haven’t got a pet of your own, why not donate some much needed supplies to an animal shelter, where the residents need a little extra love?

7 Crafts To Treat Your Pets

1. DIY dog bed

Going on long walks with your pup is a great way to get some fresh air in between your crafting sessions. But all that exercise might just tire them out! A comfy and cute bed for your pet is an ideal craft, as it is both practical and stylish. With this sewing pattern from Debbie Shore, you can make a made-to-measure hang out spot, and select the perfect fabric to match your décor.

2. Treat bag

Snacking and crafting is a classic combo, but man’s best friend deserves a treat, too! A little pouch is great for keeping biscuits and treats for your pet handy while you’re out and about. Use a fabric that features a cute animal pattern, like our Cat on a Mat 5x1m Fabric Collection. Just don’t let your pet catch sight of it!

3. Cat ribbon wand

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It’s no secret that cats love to play, no matter how serious they may come across. A wand adorned with ribbons makes the perfect toy for little paws to pounce on. But your cat shouldn’t get to have all the fun! By crafting your own version of this toy for your feline friend to play with, you can enjoy the process and create an exciting and stimulating activity for your cat in the meantime. Attach pom poms the ribbon, made using our Pom Pom Makers 4pcs, to give your cat something to chase – you can make as many or as few as you wish!

4. Dog sweater

As the winter months approach, it may seem harder to face taking your pup out on those cold, icy mornings. For those who feel the cold despite their layer of fur, a little extra warmth can’t hurt! A cosy knitted jumper, like the one from our online tutorial, not only looks adorable, but it’ll help you both enjoy walks more when the temperature starts to drop!

5. Pet place mat

When dinner time comes around, it might be a step too far to lay a place for your pet at the table. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t dine in style, too! A lovely little placemat means your pet can enjoy their meals without leaving a huge mess for you to clean up! Follow this tutorial from Debbie Shore for an easy wipe-clean mat.

6. Basic round knot toy

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If you’re a crafter, there’s no doubt that you have an abundance of fabric scraps lying around. If you want to put them to good use, simply start tying some strands together using a basic round knot (or go back to your childhood days and use the scoubidou technique!). You’ll be left with a colourful toy for your pet, but choose your recipient wisely – it might be a tad frustrating if they destroy it within five minutes!

7. Clay name tag

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Naming your pets can be great fun, whether you choose a classic old fashioned human name (think Albert or Monty) or something cutesy and fun, like Squidge or Cookie. It’s important that you get a name tag for your pet in case of an emergency, but for a truly caring touch, you could make your own clay tag for your pet to wear with pride. Simply create your message on a clay circle using a stamp, like our ImpressArt Capital Letters Bridgette Font Embossing Stamps 3mm. These cute tags can also be used as a fun accessory for your little one’s cuddly toys, too!