Saturday, April 19, 2008
Making Your Own Fleece Doggie Toys
We go through tons of toys around here. Our 10 month old English Bulldog loves to tear his toys to smithereens. His favorite is soft toys, cute little bunnies and such. After spending hundreds of dollars over the last 8 months I was getting a little sick of picking up obliterated stuffed lambs from all over the house. So I looked at the toys that seemed to last and decided to make my own with some bargain fabric. You can too! It's super easy and your furry friends will love you, and you may even get a slobbery kiss or two.
I got this idea from a toy I bought at PetSmart a few months back for $11.99. It outlasted every other soft toy I purchased so I figured it was a good one.
Get yourself some fleece. I bought this stuff out of the remnant bin for less than a dollar. I matched the fleece to the dog so they color coordinate. -It's a sickness really, the color coordination thing.
Cut it in 2 inch wide strips length wise. My strips were about 2 inches by 3 feet long.
Tie a knot in the center of 3 fleece strips. I did a triple knot. Knots are the chewy fun part.
Braid both sides. Can you tell I only have boys and never have figured out the art of braiding? It doesn't matter. Dogs don't care if you can braid good or not. They just want treats, toys and cuddles.
Now add some more chewiness with a few more knots. Trim the ends neatly
and give it to your fur buddy. This is Gunner. His mom and dad are named Axle and
Hopefully yours will be more excited than mine. This is his pensive look.
and this is his "so ugly it's cute" face.