Thursday, December 8, 2011

Turn your old t-shirts into a tug toy for your pooch!

When it comes to saving money, finding new uses for items you already have is one of the best things to do. Upcycling is the act of taking an old item and turning it into something new. Not only does it save you money, but it also keeps items from ending up in the landfill - a win win!

If you are anything like me you have a bunch of old t-shirts laying around. I have two drawers full of them, mostly free ones from events I have attended, and to be honest I don't wear them often enough to keep them. In my search for upcycling projects for my collection I came across these great instructions for turning those old shirts into a tug toy for your dog!

It is an insanely simply project that can be completed in less than an hour. You can even make a few of them in an afternoon so your pup always has a spare! What a fun and simple gift to make for Fido's stocking!

From, by iamthemandy

What You Will Need:

old t-shirts (use a few for a colorful toy, or one for a solid color)

Step 1: Take your t-shirt and begin cutting 12 1inch strips, about 17inches long. If your dog is a larger size, make your strips longer.

Step 2: Gather all 12 strips together and tie a knot at one end.

Step 3: Divide the strips into 3 groups of 4 strips, and begin to braid down the length of the strips. 

Step 4: Gather all strips at end and tie a knot. 


Step 5: Enjoy playing with your dog and their new toy!

Thanks to DIYyourfaceoff and iamthemandy for sharing this great project! All photos from DIYyourfaceoff