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27 Spectacular DIY Pet Gift Craft Ideas

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.


In my search for gifts to make for your pet, I came on to what I consider some outstanding homemade pet gifts. There are gifts for all pets: gifts for dogs, gifts for cats, gifts for birds and even ideas for a pet gift basket.

All the projects that I have included in this article have a picture so you can see what the finished product looks like, and the site name and address that gives the directions for making the pet gift. To make the cat cozy shown above, go to eilen tein. The English version of the pattern is at the end of the post.


1. Kitty's T-shirt Tent

Cat's expect to be spoiled, so he or she will expect you to make him/her a t-shirt tent to relax in. This is really a neat project which doesn't take much time at all to make. See how easy it really is by going to instructables, where you'll find the tutorial.


2. Cat Boa Toy

Help your kitty get a bit of exercise by having it chase this boa toy. You can purchase boas inexpensively at dollar stores. Follow the instructions at DREAM A LITTLE BIGGER to make a cat toy like this.


3. Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed

This is really an attractive dog bed, one that would look nice in any room where your pet wants to sleep. Find the tutorial for making this outstanding project at DÉCOR and the DOG

4. Dazzling Pet Collar


5. Silhouette Canvas

Check out the instructions at The Creativity Exchange to make this outstanding gift.


6. Dog Gift Basket

Just change the items for a cat, bird or any other pet. The idea is a great jumping off spot. The instructions for making this dog gift basket can be found at

7. How to Make a Dog Collar and Leash


8. Pet Leash

Your pet will be a fashionista wearing a beautiful leash that you have made. Imagine adding some bling for your cat or any girly pet. Go to AnnaMaria for the easy to follow directions.

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9. Dog Coat

As soon as the weather turns cool, your pet will love having the added warmth of a homemade dog coat.


10. Pet Food Container

If you are like me, you haven't thrown one of these popcorn cans in the trash. This project, with instructions on the Tidy Mom site, makes great use of the containers.


11. Pet Toy

Make this toy sized for your favorite pet. You'll find the instructions at REAL SIMPLE.


12. Personalized Pet Tag

If you'd like to make personalized pet tags for your own pet or to make to give to a friends pet, you'll find the tutorial to help you at Creative GREEN Living.


13. No-Sew Dog Bed

Make a dog bed without having to do any sewing. Find the instructions for this dog bed at Curbly.


14. Homemade Dog Treats

These homemade treats for your pet sounds really good so I had to add it here also. Go to for the recipe.


15. Pet Treat Jars

Find the directions for making these treat jars at SUZY'S SITCOM.


16. Pet Pouches

This is a great gift to give your pet loving friend, as well as making one for your pet. Go to modern dog to find the instructions for making this pouch.


17. Magnetic Cat Toy

Your precious kitty will spend lots of time entertaining him or herself with this magnetic cat toy. Find the tutorial for making this magnetic cat toy at instructables .


18. Cat Bow Tie

This bow tie just may make your cat more independent than ever, especially if he gets a look at himself in a mirror or window. Make a bow tie for your dandy cat by following the directions and using the patterns at instructables.


19. Catnip Cat Toys

It won't take you long to make a catnip mouse for your favorite kitty when you follow the pattern given at Mollie’s blog of stuff. The bright colors make these catnip mice especially cute.


20. DIY Modern Pet Bed

Find the instructions for making this modern pet bed at Centsational Style. A great project for a do-it-yourselfer.


21. Dog Travel Pad or Bed

I love the idea of making a pet travel pad using old denim jeans. The denim is so easy to wash and always look fresh. Find the instructions for making this travel pad at BHG.


22. Cat Hammock

Enter My Attic is where you'll find the tutorial for making this useful and cat friendly hammock.

23. No-Sew Sock Gift


24. 3-in-1 Kitty Tunnel

You know how your cat loves to crawl under blankets. This cool little kitty tunnel is lined with fake fur and is a perfect hiding place. Get the instructions for making this tunnel at the ZEN of MAKING.


25. Dog Seat Belt

Find the directions for this DIY project by going to Heather's Handmade Life.


26. Pet Coasters

Whatever your favorite pet is, make a set of pet coasters to celebrate the fact of your preference.


27. Crocheted Cat Toy

If one of your passions is crocheting, you'll find this a great pet gift to make. You'll find the tutorial for making these crocheted cat toys at DABBLES & BABBLES.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Do you make pet gifts to give to friend's pets? or leave a comment.

Ronna Pennington from Arkansas on December 28, 2018:

These are great! I'm going to do that silhouette for my daughter's room! Thanks for sharing!

Snakesmum on July 13, 2012:

The cat cozy looks great - might even try it one of these days! :-) Nice lens

poorwendy lm on July 12, 2012:

Mouse in a bottle looks so funny.

intermarks on July 07, 2012:

This is a great way to get your pets entertained. Nice lens.

jlshernandez on July 06, 2012:

The sock fishes are so cute. I think I'll make some of these.

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on July 06, 2012:

So many fun ways to serve our beloved pet companions. What a great way to spend time with them in mind by making related crafts.

Charlotte Green on July 06, 2012:

I love how you have included make it yourself ideasI love getting creative.

Karli McClane from USA on July 05, 2012:

Great ideas!

stressless-2 on July 05, 2012:

I love the cat cozy. I printed a copy for my Mom to try for our pooch. He loves to hide in and under things! Great lens, great ideas and love homemade things.

NewUsedCarsSacramento on July 05, 2012:

Great creativity! Some of the crafts are really overwhelming.Loved this!

robertwillams on July 05, 2012:

Very entertaining lens:)

anonymous on July 05, 2012:

So cute! Will it be applicable for my Guinea pig too? Because that is the pet I have now. They are really cute. :)

yunwen on July 04, 2012:

i love pets

iwrite4cash on July 04, 2012:

This lens is full of great gift ideas for all of the pets in my family! Thank you for sharing!

Jo11 on July 04, 2012:

Nice.. I'm going to make up a doggy gift basket - thanks for the great ideas!

malena10 on July 04, 2012:

Great, thanks for sharing, I will try somet hings at home :)

Go-Modern on July 04, 2012:

Great lens! Theres some good ideas I can use for our MD (Managing Dog) Millie.

Kim from Yonkers, NY on July 03, 2012:

Sully (my Cat) & I thought your lens was as cool has she is. We've added it to her lens. Also a couple of her 'homemade' toys is the pull thing off shredded cheese. A Bag (to get her treats in) and a coupl eof boxes. That & well any place to hide behind as she plays Hide & Go seek tag! With us!~

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on July 03, 2012:

Plenty of ideas here for gifts for the favorite pet in your life. The ones kids can help create are a good idea, teaching kids that others (even pets) in their lives like gifts as much as they do.

esvoytko lm on July 03, 2012:

That knitted cat house in the intro photo is to die for.

anonymous on July 03, 2012:

I have two dogs and think they will like 'dog biscuits' :)Nice idea!

anonymous on July 03, 2012:

These are brilliant! Cute dog!

BeadCatz on July 03, 2012:

What great ideas. I love the intro picture.

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 03, 2012:

I really like the cat cozy in your intro. Oreo would love that!!

leonasharon on July 03, 2012:

Hey lovely lens and great ideas.

squidoogiftsfor on July 03, 2012:

Great inspiration!

amyrenfrey on July 02, 2012:

@Lady Lorelei: Why don't you foster a cat or dog for a while, then he might see how much love animals can give you.

amyrenfrey on July 02, 2012:

These are brilliant! Thanks so much for this wonderful lens. I've shared it to my Facebook page and shared it with all my animal lover friends. :)

eva-murray-564 on July 02, 2012:

Love these ideas...thanks!

Millionairemomma on July 02, 2012:

These are really excellent and very creative!

alina nicoleta92 on July 02, 2012:

Great lens. Love it.

anonymous on July 02, 2012:

Fun crafts for pet owners..My cat,Nippon would like to play the toys I'll make :] Thank you for the ideas and congratulate you for the featured lens!

katiecolette on July 02, 2012:

Great ideas! We may try to make the sock fish for our new kitty :)

ofwdin lm on July 02, 2012:

Great post! I don't have a pet right now, but I'm sharing this with friends who do. Many thanks :)

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on July 01, 2012:

Thunder is adorable (for a dog). Love his chair! Signed: Scarlett, the cat

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 01, 2012:

You really do love your pets.

mysweetjane lm on July 01, 2012:

There's some gorgeous things here from the easy peasy sock fish to the more complicated quilt bed (especially for those that can't sew lol!)

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on June 29, 2012:

I would love to have a pet again but my husband keeps insisting that he is my pet. I don't think he quite understands the exact meaning of a pet lol?

Sher Ritchie on June 26, 2012:

These ideas are fantastic! Thanks for bringing them together & congratulations on being featured on the Squidpaws 2012 monsterboard!

anonymous on June 26, 2012:

Great ideas!

Robin S from USA on June 26, 2012:


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