April is Active Dog Month
The month of April is Active Dog Month. This month-long…
When it comes to our furry family members, it can seem like keeping them happy, healthy and active is a full-time job. Aside from being time consuming, new pets, especially puppies within their first year, are expensive.
Upcycling, the art of reappropriating old objects or materials to create new brand new products, is one of the biggest DIY trends of the decade. We’ve all heard the saying “Waste not, want not.” Well, at PetFirst, we have found our own way of taking the old (in this case, t-shirts) and creating something new and enjoyable. In this case, that something is a do-it-yourself dog tug toy which furbabies young and old will be sure to adore. Use our step-by-step instructions below to make this awesome DIY dog toy.
In order to get the most bang for your buck, we need to cut as many strips as we can from our material. Here are the tried and true methods for the sleeves and the body.
BONUS: You may have some tiny fabric scraps left over from this DIY project. Save them in a small bag and use them to stuff a dog bed or other crafts in the future.
Okay, now we have our strips! Next you’ll have to determine how thick you’ll want your braid to be. Six strips will be a thinner braid, while nine or more will yield a thicker braid. Remember, the more strips you use, the longer they need to be so you will have enough space to tie the ends together.
And that’s all there is to it!