It’s time to treat your old pal to some awesome home made pet recipes! Maybe your cat isn’t feeling great in its bed anymore – or maybe your dog won’t stop begging for a better meal. Whatever the case may be, you should always treat your furry friends like family! Pet beds can be pricey, but check out our awesome do-it-yourself tutorials on how to make them for much cheaper. Need a cat-tree? No problem.
15 DIY Pet Projects & Recipes
1. Homemade Organic Cat Treats
If your kitty goes nuts over the crunch factor in his/her treats, then try making these delicious treats that will have him/her begging for more (and acting a bit silly too). These delicious cat treats are bursting with spinach, chicken, and organic catnip. The best part? You won’t have to play a guessing game about what went into your loved one’s food.
2. Knit A Toy Your Dog Will Love
Ever wanted to take up knitting, but you just couldn’t find a good enough reason? Yeah, that happens. Check out this simple do-it-yourself pet knitting project that is just the cutest thing. All you really need is a little yarn, some needles, and a stitch marker to make it happen. Expect some lovin’ from your waggly-tailed friend with this adorable pet project.
3. Make Your Own Ikea Style Cat Tree
To be honest, I’ve never actually seen one of these until a friend had one in their living room. I thought to myself, “Why wouldn’t you just get a little cat house to climb instead?” My friend assured me that they were well worth the time and money. Boy, was he right! His cat totally loved the thing and wouldn’t get down from the highest perch all day! Not to mention that they’re kind of cool looking. Check out how to make your own on the cheap!
4. DIY Easy and Washable Pet Bed
If you’re a pet owner, you know nothing gets stinkier than a gnarly pet bed. It’s just the nature of owning a pet. I also know that if you have pets, you sometimes wish you could fit it in the washing machine. I found this super cozy & chic pet bed that folds up nicely enough to toss it in the washing machine. Never worry about your foyer warding off guests. Find out how by visiting the website below!
5. Cat Bed Junk Project
Check out this amazing re-purposed table! Well, it WAS a table. Now it’s an incredibly cozy cat bed. I’ll admit that at first I was like eh – I don’t know of it this is going to work out, but the end result it absolutely fantastic and not to mention it isn’t terribly difficult to pull off. All you need is an old table and some sewing materials. The possibilities are endless! This cat bed would look perfect in a cozy cottage setting.
6. How To Make PupCakes!
Have you ever seen something more amazing, more perfect, and more stinking cute than these pupcakes? I haven’t. I was always wondering what I could make for my furry friend on her birthday. Now, thanks to Instructables I know exactly what I will be making for her next one – PUPCAKES! Now you can most certainly let them eat cake. Have you seen our list of best dog treat recipes? Check them out!
7. DIY Pet Bowl Stand
Pet bowls can be costly. Especially if you’re looking to buy the boutique-y pet stands. Check out how to make a simple double pet bowl with this awesome tutorial. The tools are the most difficult part, but once you get through the drilling you’re pretty much finished. If you have a friend with a shop we recommend using it! You’ll need a jig saw which you probably don’t have at your disposal. This makes a great beginners woodworking project! Thanks for the awesome tips!
8. Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed
I’ve been obsessed with this vintage suitcase dog bed idea for a long time now. This is one of those simple sewing projects that only takes a few hours and the outcome is just fantastic! Add a little shabby chic to your home decor with this fun pet project. Homemade dog beds are cheap and give your pooch a new place to snuggle up!
via Mox and Fodder
9. How To Make Homemade Doggie Biscuits
Never worry about a treat shortage again with these easy freshly bakes biscuits! We figured out a recipe that you furry friend will go nuts over! Let us know how much you like it and if you made it differently. We want to know what your thoughts are!
10. Pet Teepee (How…Cute)!
I always wanted to make my pup a little place to go hide n seek and thanks to Free Peoples’ awesome blog I no longer have to search for one! You can buy one or simple make it yourself at home and save a couple extra dollars. The one they have featured on their blog is absolutely fantastic! I love that darker colors and the size and shape is perfect for a corner in my living room. Check it out!
via Free People
11. DIY Lemon Rind Bird Feeders
Create these lovely lemon rind bird feeders with this simple tutorial. For those of you who prefer to gawk at nature’s beauty and appreciate having a whole world of possible pets – this project is perfect for you! Sometimes you don’t always have the time to take care of a pet. This adorable bird feeder is a great way to spend a Spring day with binoculars and a lemonade! Take pride in the beauty of mother nature with this simple bird feeder made from lemon rinds
12. How To Make Homemade Dog Food
Check out our homemade dog food recipe and instructions for the best dog food recipe on earth! We promise that your furry friend will go nuts over this stuff! It’s simple and it involves getting ingredients you probably pick up from the pet food store on a regular basis. Want to learn more? Check out our quick and easy tutorial on how it’s done.
13. Self-Filling Pet Water Bowl
I’ve been wondering about the possibility of making one of these! Thanks to make zine’s awesome instructable – I can honestly say that it’s well worth the extra effort! You’ll never have to worry about your dog (or cat) waking you up because they’re thirsty! With this self-watering pet bowl you can rest assured your pets thirst will always be quenched! This is a great tip for hot summer days!
14. Make A Pet Sweater Bed…For Your Small Furry Friend
Craft an adorable pet bed using an old sweater and some extra fabric. In this case – it’s a little bunny bed, but I’m sure you can use it for any small pet of your choice. I kind of like the pattern on this one too, no? I love how it’s sort of…kind of like your grandpa’s vintage sweater (or maybe you thrifted it). Learn more about how to create a cozy little spot for your little cuddly critter!
15. How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar
Never buy another cheaply-made dog collar from your local pet store again! Check out our original hand made DIY paracord dog collar. Paracord is super affordable and easy to work with. It’s durable and lightweight (besides its survival purposes) and makes great belts, hats, and….dog collars?! Yep. There is a lot you can do with this sturdy and reliable rope-like cord. Check out the full tutorial below!
That’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed this awesome list of simple pet projects!
Did we miss something? Do you have pet projects that you’ve made that you want to share with us? We love hearing from you! Let us know how these recipes worked for you. Share your links to more neat pet projects in the comments section below!
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Originally posted on June 10, 2014 @ 2:14 PM
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