The holidays are in full swing here at our house. In fact, my current favorite napping spot is right under the Christmas tree next to the packages (I’m hoping most have my name on them)! Mom always comes up with some winning gifts for me and my pup besties.

It got me thinking about sharing the best DIY gifts for your dogs too. I’ve included my favorites below, including links. I hope this list gives you some inspiration to spoil your best furry friends!

1. DIY Pet Pillow

Yellow Brick Home has THE CUTEST tutorial for making DIY pet pillows. Because what’s better than having your pup sitting in your living room? Having a pillow of their face, of course! And if you aren’t feeling up to the task of pillow making? There’s a link for buying them pre-made too. Tutorial here.

2. Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed

A quick trip to the thrift store to find a vintage suitcase and you’ll be set for this DIY project. Repurpose the suitcase into a one-of-a-kind bed that your pet (and everyone else) will love! HGTV shares how-to instructions! Tutorial here.

3. Dog Bowl Chairs

While I am pretty vertically challenged, my bigger dog pals would love this. And I think it’s a pretty cute idea. Recycle some old unused chairs and put them to good use! Tutorial here.

4. Good Dog Treat Jar

These make for great gifts. They are classy, simple and fun to make! Fill them with a few tasty treats and voila! Tutorial here.

Dog Collars with Bling

A collar is one of the few accessories your pups can personalize, so why not let them steal the show?! This is a super easy tutorial for making fun collars that show off your dog’s personality. Or create a few for your favorite holidays. The options are endless! Tutorial here. Bark Post has some other great tutorials for DIY dog collars too.

Handmade gifts don’t have to look handmade. Try out my favorites above to gift your pooch a special present during the holidays. Tag me with #MAXkatears to share your pup’s Christmas morning!

Ears Truly,

One Up Max


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