Friday, December 12, 2014

FF: DIY Tug Toys and Giveaway

Today's DIY Project is Tug Toys. This project will help keep you dog entertained and a great project for kids to help with.

3 Different Colors of Fleece (I got a yard of each)
Rotatory Cutter Scissor
Cutting Mat
Ruler or Cutting Guide

Total Cost: Under $15 (Got my fleece on sale)
Project Time: To make just one tug toy 5-10 minutes. If you cut all 3 yards and use it all about 30-45 minutes, making about 20 tug toys.
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Kid Friendly-Parents need to supervise the cutting of the fabric.

1. Lay your first fabric out on your cutting mat flat. Using the ruler or cutting guide start cutting strips every 3 inches until the amount of strips you need to make the amount of toys is achieved.

2. Once you cut all three colors layer the three fabrics on top of each other, order doesn't matter. Tie a knot at the one end and pull the fabric tight.

3. Start braiding your 3 fabric until you have about 5 inches left. Then, tie the other end into a knot. You may need to undo some of the braiding to make it easier to tie.

4. Finally, cut the end fabric that is outside of the knot so the fabric is all the same length. 

And there you have it, a fun tug toy that you dog will love to play with. This is a great toy you can make to donate you your local humane society or rescue organization.

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  1. I think will like the Holiday Diner treats the most.

  2. Katie is our resident tug a war expert. Mom has made her some diy toys for that as well. Yours are very pretty, tough! Thanks for joining the blog hop today :)

  3. Spencer you have come up with some way cool ideas this festive season. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. I plan on getting my dogs their own stockings full of toys, food and treats.

  5. Mum made me a tuggy toy with an old pair of her tights, actually they weren't an old pair until I stole them and for some reason she didn't want them back after I'd had a chew !!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Tug is a great game to play and really helps you strengthen your back leg it's just fun! Cool toy and easy to make.

  7. These look great! My sister was looking for an easy dog toy she could make with her kindergarteners when the rescue she works with comes to talk to her class! I'll have to share this with her!

  8. What a great tutorial! We'd love to try the holiday dinner!

  9. Hi Y'all!

    Oh I love those colors!

    Merry Christmas!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. Those are some pretty cool tuggies
    Lily & Edward

  11. Those sound SO easy!!! I thinks even Ma could make those!!! BOL!!!!
    What great pressies!
    Ruby ♥

  12. that's such an easy gift to make!xx Speedy

  13. Such a fun project! I love the fleece patterns/colors you chose!

  14. Great idea Spencer, especially good cos it's soft. Softer than some that you see in the stores. Great for the older paws that still luvs to tug stuff but haven't many teefs.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  15. I would love to try the Holiday Dinner Kitchen Treats.

  16. I think my pups would enjoy the Holiday Dinner treats. 'Tis the season, after all. :)