Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Dog Toys Tutorial

On Friday, December 28th, One Good Thing by Jillee posted More Creative Ways to Recycle Old T-Shirts! (http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/12/more-creative-ways-to-recycle-old-t-shirts.html) In that post, she showed how to make a dog rope with old T-shirts... Well, this intrigued me since dog toys can get so expensive, and the dogs just chew them up!

Milo used to have a "Wubba" made by Kong:

All he has left now is the ball that was inside the body. I will say that the ball (a squeaky ball) is still in perfect condition, considering that the outside of the thing was totally destroyed.

So, I decided to take Jillee's idea and see if I could incorporate his ball into it.

  • Dog ball, or toy.
  • 3 Old T-shirts (one of them long-sleeved)
  • Scissors

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I cut the hem off first and tossed those pieces aside.

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You don't have to use three colors, you can make it all one color. I'm sure your dog won't really care. Also, this one came out a little thin, so if you want to use more strips you probably can. Just remember, the more fabric you use, the more difficult it is to tie the knots.

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Done!! It's not store-bought pretty, but he's just gonna chew it to pieces anyway. I can make another whenever this one has given up.


  1. This is GREAT!!!!!!! :D
    And I love how you have a different theme for each day of the week.

  2. Great reuse of items we can't put in the recycle bin!! :O)