Inside: A collection of DIY dog accessories from leads to toys that can be made at home.
If you are a regular reader of Pillarboxblue, thank you first! And second, you’ve probably noticed I have a dog. Toby is a beloved but now rather old (15 years) rescue Foxy Russell. He keeps me company while I craft and often sneaks into the photos.
Who doesn’t love pampering their dogs with lots of love, cuddles, and, yes, even accessories? For many pet owners, dog accessories are not just frivolous frills but fun and functional items that express their pet’s personality.
Denim is a popular choice for making dog accessories for several reasons:
1. Durability: Denim is a solid, durable fabric that can withstand wear and tear, making it perfect for pet accessories that need a lot of use.
Easy to Clean: Denim can be easily cleaned; this is a massive plus since pet accessories can get dirty quickly. Most denim materials are machine washable and do not stain easily.
Comfort: Despite its toughness, denim is also quite comfortable. It’s a breathable material, which is particularly good for pets as it can help prevent overheating.
Affordability: Old jeans that are no longer wearable can be upcycled into dog accessories, making denim a cost-effective choice for DIY projects.
In conclusion, denim’s strength, comfort, versatility, and affordability make it an excellent material for dog accessories.
However, it’s important to remember that while denim is generally safe, you should always ensure the finished product has no loose threads or small, chewable parts that could be a choking hazard for your pet.
DIY Dog Accessories & Crafts
This is a curated list of excellent DIY dog accessories and crafts; you can make your beloved pooch from leads and leashes to toys and coats.
This has to be one of my most popular upcycled denim posts. The toys have the obligatory squeak to drive you mad when your dog plays with them. As they are made with denim, the toys are surprisingly robust, and you can include the jean pockets in the pattern for an extra fun feature, somewhere to hide a treat.
Dog harnesses are more popular nowadays as they don't strain the animal's neck. Learn how to make one in the material of your choice with this step-by-step pattern. I think a denim version would look fantastic.
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.
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.
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
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!!
Wednesday 17th of October 2018
Thank you ?
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
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!
Sunday 7th of October 2018
Thank you, Cecilia. I enjoy thinking of more creative ways to use denim.