I know we just posted (a super awesome) Dog-I-Y last week, but I couldn’t possibly wait a whole month to share this DIY project! Ben Uyeda, from the incredibly cool DIY blog HomeMade Modern, sent over his latest project: a DIY geometric wooden dog house. ISN’T IT AMAZING? I’m pretty sure I involuntarily spit coffee all over my monitor when I opened his email and saw the photos.
I’m excited to share a very special Dog-I-Y with you today! Natalya Zahn, a brilliant illustrator and mom to a handsome dog named Oscar, is here sharing a very clever (and easy!) DIY project that any doggy parent will appreciate and be able to make. Read on!
I let out what can only be described as an “epic squee” when I first saw these Schnauzer sugar cookies. I mean… THEY’RE SCHNAUZER SUGAR COOKIES, y’all! Amazing. Of course, you can make them in whatever breed (or shape!) your heart desires. Check out the recipe and tutorial over on Yuki the Dog.
I’ve been re-doing my home office recently and am finally to the fun part: accessories! These easy DIY cork pencil cups are right up my alley — and they’re made from recycled aluminum cans, too! So, now you can stay organized, show off your dog love, and be all green ‘n’ stuff. That’s a whole lot of WIN.
Pick your favorite breed, grab some cork, and then head over to The 3 Rs Blog for the full tutorial!
Whoa, I love this DIY bed idea spotted on Norwegian blog BRIGG: fold a small children’s mattress, top it with faux sheepskin, and hold it all together with two leather belts. BAM! A ridiculously rad pet bed in about 5 minutes.
Also, how adorable is that little Boston Terrier?? More below and on BRIGG.
You may recall that one of the items on my 13 Project list was to make and donate fleece blankets to a local rescue. Well, I finally sat down over the weekend and got started making these cozy little blankets. I’m only about halfway through the 25 I plan on donating to Friends of Animals Utah, but trust me when I say that these are insanely easy!! If you can use scissors, you can make these. Heck, get some friends together and make a night of it! Your local shelter animals will thank you. Interested? Let’s get started!
With a generous nod to those animal pillows from Areaware (which we LOVE), artist and blogger Kim from Yellow Brick Home created a tutorial for those of us wanting photo pillows of our own precious pets. I know I would definitely prefer a snuggly Wrigley or Smash pillow to a random dog (no matter how cute). If you’re in the same boat and eager to see your pooch in pillow form, hit up Yellow Brick Home for the full how-to. While you’re at it, check out her custom pet portrait shop, too!