5 DIY Gift Ideas for Your Pet
December 10 is the International Human Rights Day. Did you know this special day is also the International Animal Rights Day? If you're a pet owner, you're aware of how important they are in our lives and that it's essential to take good care of them. Here are a few DIY gift ideas to show your dog, cat or small rodent you love them.
Homemade treats for dogs
Make your dog happy by preparing your own cookies or cupcakes! Use simple, healthy ingredients such as peanut butter, duck fat, wheat flour, sweet potatoes, etc. That kind of recipe is easy to cook and it will be a lot cheaper than buying products in a store.
Small bed for dogs or cats
Reuse clothes, blankets or other materials that lie around or have no purpose to make a cute and comfy little bed for your furry friend. You can stuff your creation with shredded newspaper, dry peas or old (but clean) tote bags. You could also make a simple blanket, or go a little further and build a wooden frame too.
Winter scarf or sweater for dogs or cats
If you're good at knitting, another interesting option is to make a clothing item that will keep your pet warm. Depending on the type of pet and the level of protection its natural coat provides, it can be a simple scarf or a long-sleeved sweater.
Play unit for small rodents
Got a hamster, Guinea pig or ferret? Why not build a small wooden unit for your pet to play and climb? Reuse pieces of wood that lie around in the garden shed or backyard and let your imagination do the rest. This kind of gift is sure to keep your beloved companion active.
Wooden puzzle for cats
Looking for a way to keep your cat off the Christmas tree this year? Why not handcraft a puzzle! Simply build a closed 12" x 12" box and drill 9 holes (3 x 3) on the top. Put a ball in it and let your cat try and take it out! Of course, the holes must be big enough for a furry paw to get in.