Hello everyone! My name is Jessica and you may already know me from my blog, Living La Vida Holoka. If not, it’s nice to meet you! I live in New Jersey with my husband and our one year old Cairn Terrier named Hunter. The always fabulous Angie is allowing me to take over her blog today. Since she is a fellow fur mama, I thought I would share an easy DIY project for dogs.
If you’re familiar with my blog, then you know that I love to share a lot of recipes and DIY projects. I also share pet-friendly posts often. These posts might include a fun treat recipe for your dog that’s loaded with beneficial ingredients. Other times, I might share a few tips about being a first time pet parent, or if they seem a little anxious that you try getting them a comfy calming dog bed. But some of my favorite pet posts to share are DIY dog toys! Who doesn’t love to spoil their fur baby with a new toy?
Hunter definitely has his share of dog toys! He used to be quite the destroyer when he was a little pup. As he gets older, he seems to be less of a fluff killer and more of a fluff lover. Sure, he’ll rough up certain toys, but he no longer seems to be ripping off limbs within the first few minutes!
Some of Hunter’s favorite toys are as simple as plastic bottles. We remove the labels and let him go wild! He loves the crinkle sound they make. Sometimes, our house looks like a recycling center because Hunter’s busy playing with nothing but bottles!
He also loves certain articles of clothes we have. For instance, he likes to lay on my husband’s sweatshirts and he has a fascination with a crocheted pair of flats I have. I have a theory that it’s because they’re the shoes I wore when we met him!
DIY No-Sew Crinkle Dog Toy
I recently spring cleaned my closet and dresser drawers. So I took Hunter’s love for clothes and water bottles and decided to make a crinkle toy using both. Since I’ve made Hunter t-shirt toys before, I knew Hunter would love these crinkle toys!
- Old t-shirts
- Marker or bold pen
- Metallic Tissue Sheets
- Cut out one side of a t-shirt so you end up with a flat sheet of fabric.
- Fold the fabric sheet in half. Then, draw a shape onto it (I drew a simple heart and diamond shape).
- Cut the shapes out so you end up with two of the same shapes.
- Place one fabric shape on top of the other. Cut small slits (about a ½ inch-1 inch) up the sides of the fabric.
- Begin tying each strip of fabric to the matching strip on the other fabric shape.
This DIY was a great way to upcycle some of our old t-shirts! The cutting and the tying portion of this tutorial can be a little tedious, but it doesn’t take up too much time. You could definitely sew these toys together. However, my sewing machine and I aren’t exactly besties, so I’ll always opt for the no-sew route.
I hope you (and especially your fur babies) like this easy dog toy tutorial! Thank you, Angie for letting me share this DIY with your readers! If you like this DIY dog toy tutorial, you might also enjoy these pet projects, as well!