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DIY CRAFTS TO MAKE FOR YOUR DOG OR CAT

Gotta love those fur babies of ours!!  For most pet owners, they are a constant source of unconditional love.  They truly become part of the family!

I know you love to craft and create, and what better way to enjoy creating than to make crafts for your dogs and cats?!

This page is full of DIY projects for your dogs, as well as crafts for cats.  We have gathered great ideas from toys to beds to food stations, and so much more!  All of the patterns are free, so get ready to have some fun!

Toys for Dogs and Cats

Buying toys for your furry friends can get quite expensive; trust me, I went crazy when I adopted our two cats last month.  Our very old cat, Wicket, had passed away, and my son and I wanted that lovely feeling of having a pet in the house.  

Wicket was old and slow, and he didn’t do much more than sleep.  Well, these two who are not quite one-year-olds, are full of spunk and energy.  They love to play.  All. Of. The. Time!

A favorite toy of theirs is a stuffed bird with feathers and ribbons for a tail.  It’s on a stick, and they will carry the bird, dragging the stick, over to us in order to play.

If you take a look at the Feather Cat Toy project below, you can easily make this craft for cats at a fraction of the cost!  Cats love feathered toys, and for a minimal amount of money and time, they will be able to jump and play until they are worn right out.

Take a look at the crafts for dogs below!  They love toys as well, and we have several DIY dog toys like the Braided T-Shirt Yarn Dog Toy and the denim Dog Toy

We will show you how to make the T-shirt yarn here.  The dog toy made of denim is tough and strong; just great for tug of war!

The denim for the toy is made from old jeans!  No sewing necessary.  You just need jeans, scissors and a ruler! 

We at Needlepointers.com love to upcycle and reuse; if you want more upcycled denim projects, we have them!

Cat Crafts: Scratching Posts

I just love our sweet cats, Cooper and Ginger, but they scratch at everything in the house!  I honestly have never had a cat that scratches like these two. Nothing is safe; the couch, the chairs, the mattresses, and not even the walls! 

If you have a cat, you know that you need a scratching post if you want to save your furniture!  The Cactus Scratching Post is so cute!

This craft for cats uses many supplies from the hardware and craft stores, but it is definitely worth the time and energy to make it. Be sure to check it out. It’s just so adorable.

If you’re not into cacti and want something that fits in with your decor, look at the DIY cat craft to make the Modern Cat Scratcher. I personally love this idea.

The foundation for this cat craft is a simple and inexpensive bedside table, costing under $15 at IKEA.  You really need to see this one!

DIY Dog Bed Crafts and Snuffle Mats

You will find many tutorials on this page for different styles of dog beds.  They are all a little bit different from each other; just find the one that meets your needs.  Your pup will thank you!

I found the idea of a dog cooling mat so interesting!  We had a small dog who loved to go on walks, but he was older and his little legs had to work so hard to keep up.  He was hot and exhausted at the end of his summer walks.  

The Dog Cooling Mat would have been perfect for him!  It has a place to add ice packs (or a frozen bag of peas) inside the mat to cool your dog off. 

Does your dog need a Snuffle Mat?  Why, sure they do!!!  Snuffle mats are pretty costly to purchase, and this tutorial shows you how to make one for less than $10 in less than an hour!

The snuffle mat develops your pup’s ability to track a scent while slowing down their eating. My cats are fast eaters too!  I’m thinking they could benefit from their own snuffle mat!  The mat can be a source of exercise and mental stimulation as well.

Are There More Dog and Cat Crafts?

This page is chock full of other fun and useful DIY projects to make for your dogs and cats!  There are doggy stairs, feeding stations, cat teepees, lots more toys, hammocks, glow in the dark leashes, and so many more ideas!

Scroll down to see the slew of ideas for dog and cat crafts that you can make.  These are all free projects and tutorials, so what are you waiting for??

DIY CRAFTS TO MAKE FOR YOUR DOG OR CAT

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Braided T-Shirt Yarn Dog Toy

Turn a pile of old t-shirts into a DIY dog toy your pup will love. A free pattern. Better Homes and Garden

Cactus Scratching Post

Cats are scratchers! With this tutorial, you can make them a unique scratching post that looks like a cactus. Kaylee Eylander

Cat Condo from a Stool

Cat Condo from a Stool

Want to create a Cat Tree for your cat? Make this Cat Condo from an old stool. Diana Rambles

Cat Play Gym

Cats love to play! Keep them active by making a play gym with lots of dangling ribbons. Charleston Crafted

Cat Puzzle

Keep your cat entertained by making it a cat puzzle using these DIY instructions. The Glam Cat

Cat Self-Petting Station

Cats love to be petted! Now they can pet themselves with this DIY self-petting station. This is a fun little project that can be completed in an hour or two. Love Pets DIY

Cat Teepee

Learn how to make a cat teepee that your cat will love with this free tutorial. Local Adventurer

Cat Teepee Bed

Kitty will have a whole lot of fun in this teepee bed. Learn how to make it. Coffee with Summer

Cat Toy

A free tutorial on a DIY cat toy with t-yarn. Craft Forest

Cat Window Perch

Cats enjoy sitting in the window and enjoying the warmth of the sun. Make it easy for them by building a comfy window perch with this DIY tutorial. DIY Showoff

DIY Cat Tree

Cat love to be on top of things! So with these instructions, you can make an exciting cat tree from a real tree. By Brittany Goldwyn

DIY Dog Bed (No Sew)

DIY Dog Bed (No Sew)

This is a fleece dog bed anyone can make! Single Girls DIY

DIY Pet Hammock

Create a relaxing place for kittie by making a pet hammock with this free tutorial. Inspirational Momma

Dog Cooling Mat

Dog Cooling Mat

Any dog, but especially your senior dog, will appreciate a DIY dog cooling mat on a hot summer day. Organized 31

Dog Crate Table

Does your dog find its crate its safe place? Is it an eyesore sitting in the open? Renovate it! With this tutorial, learn how to transform it to a table by framing the wire crate in stained wood, adding a tabletop and fabric curtains on the side. Snazzy Little Things

Dog Steps

Do you have a small dog that can't jump onto the sofa or bed? Here is the answer. Build some DIY dog steps using this tutorial. Live Laugh Rowe

Dog Toy

Dog Toy

You can turn old jeans into a chew toy your pet will love by braiding this DIY denim dog toy! Single Girls DIY

Feather Cat Toy

Some fluffy feathers are a cat's dream toy. Now you can make your own feather cat toy with this DIY tutorial. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Glow-in-the-Dark Leash

Glow-in-the-Dark Leash

With this free tutorial, you can make a leash that is perfect for keeping a man’s best friend safe on nighttime walks. Diana Rambles

Homemade Dog Toy Box

Homemade Dog Toy Box

Learn how to make a DIY dog toy box out of simple craft store supplies! Mod Podge Rocks Blog

Jellyfish Dog Toy

A DIY t-shirt dog toy that is soooo simple to make. Sew Historically

Litter Box Holder

Are you always sweeping up litter around the cat's litter box. You don't have to anymore if you make this DIY litter box holder. Repurposeful Boutique

Modern Cat Scratcher

An Ikea hack! Turn a piece of inexpensive Ikea furniture into a cat scratcher with a soft cushion on top for the cat to sit on. We are Scout

No Sew Dog Bed

No Sew Dog Bed

This DIY tutorial shows how to make a dog bed or cat bed using fleece. Craft Bits

No Sew Dog Bed Tutorial

No Sew Dog Bed Tutorial

Here is the way to make a fun and inexpensive no-sew dog bed. It’s made with fleece. Diana Rambles

Pet Bowl Stand

Here are the step-by-step instructions so you build a pet bowl stand for your pet. Centsational Style

Pet Placemat

Pet Placemat

With a 12×18 piece of cardboard, duct tape, masking tape, and clear contact paper create a pet placemat. Julie Measures

Snuffle Mat

Snuffle Mat

Making a snuffle mat for dogs is one of the easiest DIY projects you can do for your pet! Single Girls DIY

Upcycled Dog Treat Jar

You don't have to buy treat jars at the pet store. Simple repurpose and decorate an empty jar with a lid. Learn how here. Suburbia Unwrapped

Wood Bone-Shaped Dog Toy Box

Just like kids - pets enjoy toys too! Learn how to build a bone-shaped dog toy box using these free instructions. Pinspired To DIY

Wood Dog Bowl Stand

This step-by-step dog bowl stand tutorial is relatively easy to make but it does require jigsaw know-how. I Spy DIY





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