As the season to be jolly moves ever closer, it’s a wonderful time of year in which to roll up your sleeves and get creative. Whether in the kitchen making home-made minced pies and booze-infused brandy butter, or a home made wreath to adorn your front door, festive DIY projects will inject some Christmas cheer into your day. And if you’ve got a canine companion to spoil during the silly season, why not choose some inventive to treat them? From homemade treats to a DIY dog donut, here are some fabulously festive do-it-yourself projects that your furry friend will love you for!
1. HOME MADE DOG TREATS
The perfect stocking filler for any pup, why not roll up your sleeves in the kitchen and make some dog treats? Both a tasty treat and a healthy alternative to store bought dog biscuits, find a festive themed cookie-cutter for the perfect Christmas present. Find some great recipes here.
2. DOG DONUT TOY
This festive themed donut toy from our pals at Pretty Fluffy will be sure to win your canine companion over during the holiday season. Even the most amateur DIY-ers will have fun putting this toy together for their pup, and it’s a great way to put those Christmas socks you never wear to good use! Find the instructions here.
3. DOG TREAT JAR
If you want a festive way to store your dog treats in the lead up to Christmas, we love the idea of a DIY dog treat jar with some added sparkle. A fabulous and festive way to store your furry friend’s treats, dig out an unused mason jar for this simple task. See how to make yours here.
4. CHRISTMAS JUMPER DOG BED
In case you’ve been buried under a pile of holly and missed the memo, ‘ugly’ Christmas jumpers are all the rage. So if you have an old Christmas jumper lying around from years gone by, or are lucky enough to snap a good one up at a charity shop, why not fashion it into a festive dog bed for your furry friend? All you need is the jumper, some stuffing, and a good old fashioned needle and thread for this fun and festive idea. A picture guide can be found here.
5. HOLLY CHRISTMAS DOG COLLAR
We love the thought of updating our pet pup’s collars with a Christmas theme, and there’s a quick and easy way to doing using little more than some red or green felt and some scissors. Add in some bells for the jingle factor! Find the instructions here.
6. CANDY CANE DOG TREATS
These candy cane dog treats are good enough to hang on the tree! A festive treat for your four legged friend for behaving during the holidays, roll your sleeves up in the kitchen to make this pup friendly candy canes. The recipe is here.
7. GINGERBREAD DOG HOUSE
A gingerbread house may be more commonly associated with the children’s fairytale, but with a bit of elbow grease and some dog friendly ingredients, your canine companion can enjoy a festive treat this Christmas. Find out how to make one here.