Dogs are an important part of the family and deserve some love, but they may not always get what they need. Sometimes it is necessary to make something for them or craft a project that will help them out. This article discusses projects you can do with your dog in mind that can be made cheaply and easily.
Knit Them A Blanket
Crafting is a great way to express yourself, but it can also be very useful in helping your dog. There are some craft projects you can make for them that will keep them warm and cozy. A simple knit blanket with fleece lining makes an excellent bed for your canine child (you could even use old sweatshirt material). You do not need to know how to knit, and it is very simple.
Fashion Them A Coat
Not everyone has the time or skill set to make a coat like this one (although you could easily add some patches), but even if your craft skills are more limited there are ways for you can help them stay warm. For example, if they have a short coat it is easy to make a little warm sweater out of old sweaters or fleece. If your dog has long hair you might try making them a scarf that can be wrapped around their neck and face for extra warmth in the wintertime.
DIY Dog Toys
Dogs are always getting into trouble, but sometimes they can even make their own kinds of mischief. If your dog is the chewing type you might try making them some toys that will keep them busy and entertained. You can crochet a simple ball or sew up an old sock to put some squeaky toys inside for added fun (just remember to supervise them the first few times they play with it).
Give Them A Massage
Dogs are social creatures and appreciate physical contact. It is important to spend time giving your pet some love, but you might not always have time for cuddles. There are ways that you can give them a massage without a lot of fuss. For example, you can make a simple dog peppermint foot cream and rub it into their paws to keep them healthy.
DIY Dog Shampoo & Conditioner
These days there are tons of do-it-yourself recipes for natural shampoos available online, but sometimes the simplest solution is the best. If you need to wash your dog and do not want to spend a lot of time or money there are some tricks that can make it easy. For example, if they smell bad from rolling in something gross all you have to do is take them for a walk so they run around outside and come back inside wet (it will dry them off quickly – do not use this trick if it is raining).
In Conclusion: Crafting and making things for your pet can be fun. There are some simple projects that you can make with little difficulty, like a knit blanket or crochet toy. If you want to spend more time crafting there are some more complicated projects, like a dog coat or foot cream. There are many ways to express your creativity that also benefit the well being of your pet. Crafting is one way you can do both simultaneously with little effort.
Pamela Dye makes home decors, cards, sweaters… you name it. She is always fascinated with everything handmade that she started it as a hobby. Now she sells all of her creations online and has a lot following in it.