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Easy DIY Dog Accessories From Old Jeans

Cool Ways To Upcycle Your Old Jeans For DIY Dog Accessories And Toys

If look around the blog you will probably notice that I’m kind of obsessed with repurposing denim into accessories for the home. Well, this time I have decided to turn my attention to DIY dog accessories from upcycled jeans.

If you are a regular reader of Pillarboxblue, then first thank you! And second, you’ve probably noticed I have a dog. Toby is a beloved but now rather old (15years) rescue Foxy Russell who keeps me company whilst I craft and often manages to sneak into the photos.

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I come from a family of dog lovers. Both my hubby and I grew up with rescue dogs and I’m sure my kids will have dogs when they are older. Sometimes when we visit them, I think the relatives are happier to see the dog then they are us.

I thought I show my love for dogs by curating a list of DIY dog accessories you can make for them by using my favourite material to upcycle, denim!

denim DIY dog accessories

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The Denim DIY Dog Accessories and Toys

    1. Cutest Denim Handmade Dog Toy –

      This has to be one of my most popular upcycled denim posts. The toys come complete with the obligatory squeek just to drive you mad when your dog plays with it.

Does your dog love toys? Then why not make them some cool upcycled handmade dog toys from an old pair of jeans. These would also make a lovely present for any dog lover.

    1. Denim Dog Leash – Cut Out & Keep

      Every dog loves to go for a walk and every dog walker needs a leash. So why not make one out of your old jeans.

DIY denim dog leash

    1. Denim Dog Collar – Pjotenprunk

      How about a denim dog collar to go with the denim leash.

DIY denim dog collar

    1. DIY Denim Dog Bed – Infobarrel

      Toby actually has 2 dog beds one in the home office and the one he sleeps in at night. This denim dog bed looks like it would make a great travelling dog bed. It also looks easy to machine wash.

DIY denim dog accessories pet bed

    1. DIY dog pull toy – The Penny Hoarder

      Another dog toy, this one is no sew and pretty robust.

DIY dog accessories denim dog pull

    1. Doggy Denim Coat – Sew Doggy Style

      Denim jackets aren’t just for humans you can make one for your dog, complete with handy pocket.

DIY dog accessories  denim doggy coat

    1. DIY Doggy Denim Jacket – Instructables

      Another doggy denim jacket but this one is lined so should be warmer.

DIY dog accessories denim dog jacket

    1. Squidly Denim Dog Toy – Sooz in the Shed.

      Another dog toy, but this one has a tennis ball in it and crinkly paper. So its fun to throw and chase.

Denim dog accessory toy

    1. Denim Knot Dog Toy- creativity Unmasked.

      Another very robust looking dog toy.

      Denim knot dog toy

  1. Denim Octopus Dog Toy – Sewhistorically

    Another denim dog toys, I’m sure a puppy will have hours of fun with this one.


I think my denim dog bone toys are still my favourite. However, Toby has started to loose his hair through old age so it might be time to make him a denim dog coat.

If you want so more DIY dog ideas there are some here.


Sunday 5th of January 2020

I bought a couple of cat Toys Shape as fish with Catnip put in with Stuffing., my Cats Loved them. Your denim dog toys I thought of your denim toys.

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 5th of January 2020

Thank you, you could easily make cat ones and fill with Catnip.


Thursday 1st of November 2018

I am so happy to have found you. I was looking for dog things to make for our church Christmas bazaar and these are IT! Thank you for sharing. I lost my cocker spaniel (17-years old) just recently. I read not long ago, "A dog gives you some of the best days of your life, and one of the worst." So true.

Claire Armstrong

Friday 2nd of November 2018

Thank you. Our TOBY is 15 years old and beginning to show his age we know our time with him won’t be for much longer. It’s so sad! Your saying is so true.


Sunday 14th of October 2018

Hi Claire, what clever creations! I tried to make a toy for my sister's dog, a Shar Pei, but she break it off after few days .. Ahahaha!!

Hugs, Roberta

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Thank you ?

Michelle Leslie

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Toby is just the sweetest little fur baby and love all your denim puppy accessories. What fun and I know our fur babies are going to enjoy quite a few of them too

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Thank you, Michelle. TOBY is getting a bit old these days we think he’s 15 but not sure as he was a rescue dog. So I think he’s more interested in the bed than toys.


Saturday 6th of October 2018

I always enjoy seeing your creative uses for denim, Claire. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Thank you, Cecilia. I enjoy thinking of more creative ways to use denim.