A collection of 10 simple projects which you can make for your dog.
DIY Dog Feeding Station Project
Katie Bunch built this dog feeding station using an old dresser she found at a thrift store plus some plywood and paint. She estimates the cost at around $35.00. It took her a little under 5 hours to complete the project.
You can read her description of the entire process here.
DIY Bottle Game For Dogs
We found this DIY project of the The Owner Builder Network blog. It looks as if it could keep dogs amused for hours. (provided they don’t decide to chew through the plastic bottles) The game is fairly inexpensive to make.
There is a slide show of images showing the stages of construction which you can see here.
Dog Feeder And Storage Chest Made From Pallets
This clever idea incorporates a storage chest into a dog feeding station. The whole thing is made from pallets which helps keep the costs down. The idea comes from the 1001 pallets blog which is full of really good projects that can be made from pallets.
You can find all the details here.
Paw Print Christmas Ornament
Salt dough, the old craft favorite was used to make this Christmas decoration which can be used year after year. The ingredients are salt, flour and water. When the dough is made and you have got your pet’s footprint imprinted you can decorate it with any color scheme.
Check out Michelle’s instructions here.
Dog And Puppy Potty Bell
Train your pet to ring the bell when he needs to go outside for potty duties. Details for this bell are on the “Our Peaceful Planet” blog and a set of instructions for teaching your dog to use it are included.
Click here to see the instructions.
Woven Rope Dog Toy
The instructions for this hard wearing toy are on the Instructables blog and include a printable grid of the knots layout. It looks a bit complex at the start but the steps are clearly explainedt. It looks as if, with a bit of care, anyone could make this beautiful toy.
The full instructions are on the Instructables blog. Click here to see them.
Car Seat Hammock For Dogs
As well as protecting your car seat, This car seat cover for dogs prevents the dog falling on the floor in the event of a sudden stop. It comes from an article on the Ex Scapes blog where they are selling a downloadable pattern for $10.00. They say you can make it for around $30.00 which compares favourably to similar products which sell for up to $100.00.
Check out the details here.
DIY Dog Bed
The details of how to make this dog bed from and old chair can be found on the Home Remedies RX blog. There are a series of step by step photos and a list of tools and materials needed to do the job. We think this is a really great idea. You end up with a dog bed which is an attractive piece of furniture rather than just an untidy mess in the corner.
Here is a link to the article.