Celebrate Pet Week, Craft-Style

Celebrate Pet week (May 6-11) by pampering your pooch with some fun and fabulous toys and trendy clothes! Trust us, your furry friend won’t be able to tell that their new toy is made up of your old shirts, and not purchased from an overpriced pet supermarket.

Besides, we bet your four-legged critter would much rather sit next to you while you craft a new toy for them than stay home alone while you’re out at the store.


  • Don’t toss those old suitcases - turn them into a king sized haven for your pet! Use fabrics to tie this pet paradise in with your own décor.

    Image via Apartment Therapy

  • Just because your pooch walks on four legs doesn’t mean she doesn’t need a place to store her cell phone and lipstick! Okay, so maybe that’s not what the pouch is going to be used for, but we’re sure you can find something more useful to stuff in this adorable DIY.

    Image via The B Line

  • Give your underwater buddy’s home a vintage makeover! Turn a regular gumball machine into a trendy fish tank with a few easy steps.

    Image via Thrifty Decor Chick

  • You buy fancy serveware for your guests – doesn’t your pet deserve the same treatment?! Revamp your pet’s food bowl and give them something they can really enjoy eating out of. That extra height makes it so much easier for your furry friend to dig in and enjoy.

    Image via Centsational Girl

  • Give your pet a new squeak toy to show them how much you care! This DIY makes use of your old sweaters and turns them into a toy that’s fun for you and your pet.

    Image via Crafty Stylish

  • Let your pooch be the envy of all the neighborhood pets with this chic DIY dog collar! Use your favorite color or design to really make your pet dazzle.

    Image via B Spoke

  • Celebrate pet week by dressing the part! This chic bowtie might just land your kitty the cover of GQ. Extra points for matching bow ties.

    Image via Gloaming Designs

  • Take a load off by having your four legged friend carry some of your essentials for you! We don’t recommend storing any treats in here though, since we’re pretty sure your furry friend won’t think twice about tearing the backpack apart and getting to the goods.

    Image via Craftster

  • A kitty hammock, for the cat that has it all. All your four-legged friend is missing are some sunglasses and a paw friendly cocktail for the ultimate lounging experience. Works for small dogs too!

    Image via Ready Made

  • Make your pet week more festive by decorating for the occasion! Create personalized ornaments to show off your favorite pooch or feline friend. Rather than hang on a tree, decorate their favorite lounge spot.

    Image via Robert's Crafts

  • For some unexplainable reason, dog toys seem to go missing the day we give them to our furry friends, while the holes in the backyard seem to be duplicating. Since they seem to have more fun digging their toys than playing with them, stop spending money on new toys and use old t-shirts to make new ones, instead!

    Image via Craft Bits

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