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Upcycled DIY Pet Projects to Save You Time and Money

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Living in a multi-dog home has brought out my frugal side, and the prices at the pet store have inspired me to be creative when making our home dog friendly. Here are three things easy projects that will help you save money, re-purpose used products and explore your creative side.

Dog Toy Boxes

How much can a dog toy box cost? Shockingly, they can range from $10-120. Why spend that much when you can pick up a used (or recycle your own) laundry basket. I like laundry baskets, because they’re sturdier than wicker baskets and less expensive than something made from metal. A coating of textured spray paint on the outside can make it blend into the corner of any room in your home.

Denim & Cotton Tug Toys

These are the easiest to make. I like to use old denim pants (because they’re tough) and t-shirts (which are great for puppy teeth). Simply cut your old clothing into strips and braid, knotting each end.

If you’re savvy with a sewing machine or needle and thread, you can put a few stitches in each end to make the braided toy more secure.

Before you have a garage sale or make a donation trip, set aside items that can be repurposed and used again by your best friend. You’ll save money and earn a tail wag for your creative efforts.

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Kimberly Gauthier writes about raw feeding for Keep the Tail Wagging while raising four gorgeous dogs in the Pacific Northwest.