How to Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume

Halloween DIY: Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume
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Last year I made a sushi costume for my dog Charlie, and this year I thought I'd stick with the same food theme… so he'll be going to our local Halloween “Yappy Hour” as Taco Tuesday! Click through to check out the tutorial.      

 

Materials

Halloween DIY: Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume
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  • Felt in red, green, yellow and cream
  • Hot glue gun and extra glue
  • 12×12 inch piece of burlap (or a few inches larger for a big dog)
  • 1 inch piece of velcro
  • Marker that matches your dog's fur color
  • Black Sharpie
  • Cardboard
  • Gold and yellow acrylic craft paint
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • 2 feet of white elastic, 3/8 inch wide

Step

Halloween DIY: Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume
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Begin by cutting two half circles out of cardboard. Continue Reading

DIY Upholstered Outdoor Dog Bed

DIY Upholstered Outdoor Dog Bed
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My dog Charlie loves to sit outside just as much as I do, but he's a bit too big to lay comfortably on a chair or ottoman. So, I thought it would be fun to make an outdoor daybed for him. Click through to find out how to make an upholstered bed for your own furry friend!   

 

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Begin by staining your wood. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Modern Dip-Dyed Rope Dog Leash

DIY - how to make a dog leash

Colorful rope dog leads have been all the rage in the pet accessories world lately — and I am obsessed! But, with prices ranging anywhere from $70 to over $150, they're a little outside most people's “dog stuff” budgets. If you'd still like to get your paws on a stylish leash for your pooch (in whatever color your heart desires) without breaking the bank, give this easy DIY rope leash project a whirl! You'll learn how to make a dog leash that perfectly fits your fido's taste (and yours!). Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own DIY Dog Treats!

In this post, you'll learn how to make dog treats that are healthy and all-natural. 

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I'm known around these parts as “the crazy Schnauzer lady”, but in truth, I'm crazy about ALL dogs… and think they deserve some tasty, homemade treats every now and then!  This simple, two-ingredient recipe can be customized like nobody's business, so get creative and have a little fun (while pampering your pooch) with this easy dog treat recipe!   

 

I love my homemade dog treat!

I originally made these treats for Wrigley's first birthday (yes, I celebrated it. Continue Reading

DIY Sushi Halloween Costume For Your Dog

DIY Sushi Halloween Costume For Your Dog
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time to start thinking about costumes. And if you're like me, you probably like to subject your pets to ridiculous costumes too. And a sushi roll certainly fits that description. But it's seriously the cutest thing ever. Click through to check out my puggle modeling his new costume, and find out how to make your own version!     

 

I used peach and green fabric pillows to make salmon and avocado, and the little pom poms are the fish roe. Continue Reading

The Best Houseplants for You and Your Pets

The Best Houseplants for You and Your Pets

I’ve seen this phrase tumbling around on the internet for a while now: “Plant Lady is the New Cat Lady.” To that I say, why not both? I only say that because I am a die-hard cat lover who has recently discovered her love of indoor jungles. The good news is you can totally go crazy in both cat and plant departments – you just have to be smart about it. There are plenty of easily-accessible houseplants out there that are non-toxic to both cats and dogs.  Continue Reading

5 Quick and Easy DIYs For Your Dog

5 Quick and Easy DIYs For Your Dog
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So your fur baby has been bugging you incessantly to go outside, but it’s still freezing cold out. I hear ya. Well, why not treat him or her to a fun new toy? Or bed? Or bow tie? Today we have five quick and easy DIYs that Fido is sure to love. Click through to check ’em out .   

 

5 Quick and Easy DIYs For Your Dog
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1. Make one of these impossibly adorable bow ties with some leftover yarn. Continue Reading

Check Out These Amazingly Clever DIY Halloween Costumes for Your Dog or Cat

Check Out These Amazingly Clever DIY Halloween Costumes for Your Dog and Cat
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Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time to start thinking about costumes… and if you have a dog or a cat, then perhaps you're considering dressing them up too! Click through to check out ten of our favorite simple DIY costumes for your pet (or just to have a good laugh!).   

 

Check Out These Amazingly Clever DIY Halloween Costumes for Your Dog and Cat
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1. Give your dog or cat a professional look with this adorable business man costume. Here's the tutorial. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Pet

10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Pet

Halloween is just around the corner, and I realized that I didn’t have a costume lined up for my puggle Charlie. Turns out there are tons of great tutorials floating around the internet! Here are ten totally adorable last minute DIY pet costumes.   

 

10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Pet

1. Make (or buy) this cute dinosaur costume using this tutorial. [Photo: Martha Stewart]

2. I’m loving this bat costume… here are the instructions. (or buy it here!) [Photo: Small Home Big Start

10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Pet

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12 Fun and Easy DIY Pet Accessories: Toys, Leashes, Collars — and More!

It’s raining cats and dogs! Or, cat and dog accessories anyhow. Check out these easy DIY pet projects — most can be made in a single afternoon — and let us know which one your furry friend would fancy!      

1. DIY Catnip Toy

2. DIY Cat Scratch Pad

3. DIY No-Sew Dog Bow Tie

4. DIY Braided T-Shirt Tug Toy

5. DIY Dip-Dyed Rope Dog Leash

6. DIY Embroidered Felt Catnip Toys

7. DIY Cat Wand Toy

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