Dogs | FAQs | November 18, 2019

DIY Dog Toy in 6 Simple Steps

Catherine Mazurenko
By: Catherine Mazurenko

If you’ve been cleaning and realised you have some old t-shirts that just aren’t hitting that style marker anymore, then this DIY project is perfect for you! Instead of just tossing the t-shirts or donating them, you can reuse them and craft together a new toy for your four-legged best friend. It’s sustainable and a fun weekend project!

Scroll down and follow our 6 easy steps below on how to make your very own DIY dog toy.

What You’ll Need:

Two old t-shirts (preferably crew neck or V-neck)

  • Scissors
  • DIY dog toy in 6 simple steps:

Step 1

Get two different coloured cotton t-shirts and some scissors

Step 2-3

Cut 2-3 inch wide slits along the bottom hem of your shirts

Step 4

Rip along each slit to create the strips. Reserve two strips to tie at each end of the dog toy

Step 5

Gather all strips together and use one of the reserved strips to tie them tightly together

Step 6

Separate the strips into three equal sections and braid together.

When you get near the end of the fabric use the second reserved strip to tie the ends together tightly. Cut off any uneven pieces of fabric. Now go play with your dog!

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By: Catherine Mazurenko

Catherine is our fearless Social Media Community Coordinator at Petcurean and pet parent to Fraser, her West Highland White Terrier, who was named after the Fraser Valley of British Columbia where she grew up.