How to: Easy DIY Paw Print Wall Art

Want to dedicate some wall space to your dog or cat? Not too keen on cheesy pet portraits? Well, I have just the answer for you – make a custom print using some non-toxic paint and your pet’s paw!       

The possibilities are endless with these prints… try using another color, or do multiple paw prints on one page if you have more than one furry friend. Head on over to Chic Sprinkles to find out how to make one.   Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Hammock-Style Dog Car Seat Cover

Car rides with your pooch can be fun, but if your furry friend is leaving behind more hair than you can handle, it might be time to get a car seat cover! Instead of spending loads of money, though, why not give this DIY version a try?      

Katrina from EXSCAPES created this easy-to-follow sewing pattern and tutorial for a washable, hammock-style seat cover. At a fraction of the cost of similar seat covers, it’s definitely worth a try! Continue Reading

Make It: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream

The dog days of summer are fast approaching! Keep your favorite four-legged friend cool with some homemade doggie ice cream. With only 3 simple, all-natural ingredients, this homemade treat is a cinch to make and will leave your dog begging for more!        

How amazing do the flavors Peanut Butter Pumpkin, Coconut Blueberry, and Strawberry Coconut Butter sound?? No doubt you’ll want to sneak a taste for yourself (for the record, the Coconut Blueberry one is DELICIOUS)! Continue Reading

Roundup: 15 Furniture Turned Pet Bed Projects

Besides DIYing, DIYers love their pets. These 15 examples prove as much. From magical to minimal, from challenging to easy, there’s something for every decor and skill level. 

We’re starting of with this lovely entry from DIY Network in which a rather roomy  dresser was turned into the perfect spot for poochie. Click here to read how it was accomplished. 

Jorden turned a second-hand night stand into this snuggly pet bed.

Another side table, this time an awkward one, is a perfect place for Mr. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Simple Pet Toy Tutorials

My pup Charlie goes through toys quickly. And I mean really quickly. What can I say? The dog loves to play. So I’ve found that the best option is to make toys and games for him. Here are a few of my favorites, along with some great toys for your feline friends as well.   

 

1. Make a bell toy for your cat with these easy instructions. [Photo: Martha Stewart]

2. Place pieces of treats underneath tennis balls…. Continue Reading

Curbly Shopping Guide: 20 Cool Products for Pets!

June is kids and pets month here at Curbly which, as a self-proclaimed “Crazy Dog Lady” makes me really happy! While I love all animals and pets, today I’m focusing on the furry kind: cats and dogs. Check out my top ten picks for each and give your four-legged friends something to really bark (or purr) about!      

First up, dogs! I have two and, when I’m not sharing DIY ideas and home decor inspiration on Curbly, I’m geeking out about all things canine on Dog Milk. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects For Your Pets and Furry Friends

When I adopted my puggle, Charlie, two years ago, one of the biggest surprises was how much stuff I needed to get for him…and how expensive everything was. So of course, the logical solution was to start making things… and you can too! Here are ten of my favorite projects.   

 

1. Upcycle those holiday popcorn tins into stylish cat or dog food storage containers. Print out the custom labels and read the tutorial here. [Photo: Momtastic]

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Turn an Awkward Side Table Into a Dual Purpose Dog Bed

Being a dog bed maker myself, I’m tickled to see Lisa’s project on Design Sponge. This style of heavy, cumbersome cabinetry is plentiful in the secondhand market and you better believe I scurry past it like it has The Plague. Lisa, on the otherhand, had vision.

Besides being a perfect photo, get a load of that bed! It’s amazing what a little door removal and paint will do. Maybe that door was the problem.

Make a Camping Trip De-Skunking Kit

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A camping or hiking trip can go all wrong if your dog gets hit by skunk spray. Be prepared. Put together your own de-skunking shampoo kit just for good measure. Here’s what you need to put in your kit:

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • baking soda
  • dish soap

Optional:

  • rubber gloves
  • bucket
  • spray bottle
  • vinegar
  • pet shampoo

Pack these up in a little bag and throw in the car with your other gear. You’ll need to find running water if you have to use the de-skunkifying kit. Continue Reading