In just a few weeks we are going to be introducing tons of new handpicked Doggy DIY project ideas and tutorials for those crafty pet parents who want to spoil their pups with homemade love and goodies. But if you just can’t wait ’til then, here’s a simple project to tide you over. Grab two t-shirts, some scissors and quickly fashion this T-shirt Dog Toy for your furry love.
For this project, the only things you need are two gently used t-shirts that smell like you and a pair of scissors. Dogs who love rolling around in your laundry will love this toy even more.
(*Note: If you have more than two tees handy, you can use more and make a super colorful version!)
Start by cutting little 2-3” wide slits at the base of your shirts. After you’ve cut your slits, just rip along the slit and your t-shirt will have the perfect strips of fabric for the next step.
Gather your t-shirt strips and tie off one end. Divide your strips into thirds and braid them together.
Once you’ve braided down to the other end, tie up the bottom and cut any straggling t-shirt strips.
Whether this toy comes in handy during an epic tug-of-war battle or serves as a distraction to keep your pooch’s mind from wandering to the smelly trash can and dreams of gnawing the legs off the couch– it’s a simple and fun way to make something special for your four-legged friend.
P.S. The featured pup in this post is BarkBox Stacie’s three-legged rescue Lab, Bridget. Bridget lives in Franklin, Indiana and loves to chase cats, swim in the creek, and shred plush toys.