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Friday, November 13, 2009

20 DIY & Craft Projects: {Pets} : TipNut.com


20 DIY & Craft Projects: {Pets}

Pet Pillow Project By bhg.com

Pet Pillow Project By bhg.com

  1. Lucky Dog! Wrap Pillow: (as seen in picture) Create a homemade pillow for your favorite four-legged friend.
  2. How to Make a Raised Dog Feeder: A glue gun, wooden shadow box picture frame, napkin rings and voila! nice little station for your pet’s eating area.
  3. Weekend Warriors: Mr. Sambolini’s Solution for a Messy Litter Box: A litter-box enclosure that contains the mess and looks more like “an attractive storage chest” than a sandy mess. Also see more unique ideas for cat litter boxes here (scroll down a bit).
  4. DIY Project: Gumball Machine Fish Bowl: This Gumball Machine Fish Bowl is sure to get some compliments in your home! It’s a fun and quirky addition to a living room or child’s room, and it’s very easy to make.
  5. Pet Pouches: Here’s how to make a little “wallet” to store a plastic baggie right on your dog’s collar (so handy when going for walks!).
  6. How to Convert an Old TV Into a Fish Tank: Have you discovered a dinosaur of a TV set in your attic? It sure can’t compete with today’s flat-panel units, but it doesn’t have to head straight for the junk pile — if you’re creative. Here’s how to make it do something those plasmas will never pull off: turn it into a fish tank!
  7. Crochet a Candy Corn Pet Sweater!: Making this sweater is really easy and only requires a little crochet knowledge. This particular pattern fits a 12 to 20 pounder, but is easily adapted to any size four-legged animal.
  8. Recycled Skirt Into 2 Piece Dog Bed: Clever & cozy bed for your pet.
  9. Recyled Dog Collar Tutorial: It’s easy to make a new dog collar from your old one!
  10. Felted Kitty Balls: Felt is an attractive material for kitty play: its toughness is necessary for what is after all play-murder, and its chewy but giving texture is satisfactorily similar to that of a well-fed mouse.
  11. Collapsible Dog Bowl: This collapsible dog bowl is perfect for traveling pet owners.
  12. Baby Sock Cat Toy: This simple and inexpensive mouse-size toy, filled with catnip and sewn by hand, will provide your cat with hours of entertainment. Check out how to grow your own catnip here: Grow Your Own Catnip.
  13. Raised Dog Bed: Raised pet beds help with both fleas (they live on the floor, and can only jump so high) and warmth.
  14. Dog Dining Station: This easy-to-build dog feeding station raises your pet’s food and water to a more comfortable level and keeps your floor neat.
  15. Catnip Fish Toy: This whimsical fish-shaped toy is sure to become one of your cat’s favorite playthings. Although available in any pet store, catnip (Nepeta cataria) can be grown in a range of soils, dried, and used to make this project (downloadable fish toy template available via pdf).
  16. Cardboard Cat Playhouse: Your cat will love to meander through her very own playhouse, which you can construct from three cardboard boxes in just a few simple steps.
  17. Cat Bed Junk Project: Turn an old wood end-table into a charming cat (or dog) bed.
  18. DIY Aviary From An Old Wardrobe: Not a detailed how-to, but easy enough to figure out (it’s gorgeous!).
  19. How to Make a Collapsible Travel Dish for Your Pet: This project modifies a basic origami fold to create a pet bowl that holds water with no leaks.
  20. How to Make a Pet Bed from Recycled Sweaters: Crochet a pet bed from old sweaters using the same technique as crocheting rag rugs.

Bonus: Also see this list of 22 different ideas for pet storage projects: Smart Storage For Pet Stuff.

20 DIY & Craft Projects: {Pets} : TipNut.com

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