13 Gifts for Pet Lovers to Make

Thoughtful gifts to make for pet lovers.  These free patterns include ways to pamper pets, fun for cats and dog stuff.  You’ll also love these tutorials on how to dress up your pet with cat dress up and dress up for dogs patterns.

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for things to make for pets, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Pamper Pets

Pamper Pets 1.  Dog Paw Stocking~ Stockings aren’t just for people!  You can include your furry friend for Christmas with this adorable paw stocking.

Pamper Pets 2.  Homemade Dog Treats ~These homemade dog treats are the perfect gift for you favorite furry friend on their birthday or as a special treat just for being a good dog.

Pamper your Pet

3.  DIY Pet Bed ~ Unlike some of the dog beds at the store, this one is comfortable, easy to wash and you can custom match it with your home decor colors.

4.  Collapsible Travel Dish {how-to} ~ Collapsible travel dishes are perfect for pet outings.  It doesn’t leak and it hardly takes up any room in your bag.

Fun for Dogs

5.  Kimono Dog Harness {free pattern} ~ This kimono style dog harness is a great alternative to the traditional dog collar.  You slip your dog’s front paws through the loops and wrap it across their back.  If the dog pulls on the leash it won’t be pulling on their neck.

Dog Gifts 6.  Pet Pouch~ You’ll always be prepared for dog walks with this wallet for the dog.  It’s perfect for storing baggies in it or even a credit card or house key.

Fun for Dogs

7.  Personalized Dog Tags ~ Create your own homemade I.D. tags for your pets.  They are super-affordable, which means you can change them often {wink}.  Most of the tools you will need can be found at Michael’s.

DIY Dog Leash

8.  Custom Pet Leash ~ Customize a leash that suits your pets personality!  There’s also a tutorial to make a matching pet collar.

Fun for Cats

Fun for Cats

5.  Sock Cat-Nip Fish Toy ~ Your cat will love this fish mobile!  They are made from old socks and filled with catnip.  Hang them with some string to be played with for some serious hours of fun play.

Cat Fun

6.  Cat Nip Toy ~ Make a stylish cat toy using felt, embroidery thread, cat nip, batting and a dowel rod.  You can finish it off with ric rac and ribbon.

Cat Toys

7.  Cat Scratch Pad ~ Keep your cat away from your furniture by giving her this cute scratching pad made from cardboard.

Dress Up Your Pet

Dress Up Your Pet

8.  Cat Dress Up ~ Dress up your cat with this upcycled baby shirt collar.  It’s fun for a special occasion or just because.  No sewing required.

Dog Clothes

9.  Dress Up for Dogs ~ Keep your favorite pouch warm this winter!   The basic dog coat can be customized in so many ways!

Dog Dress Up

10.  Dog Cap {free pattern} ~ Keep the sun out of fido’s eyes with this free pattern for a dog cap.  You can download the pattern in 3 different sizes.

Gifts for Pet Lovers

Gifts for Pet Parents

11.  DIY Dog Silhouette CanvasIf you have a dog lover in your life, it doesn’t get much better than this personalized gift.  This particular tutorial even utilized a thrift store canvas that she removed from the frame, flipped over and restapled.  Then you just need to get a great picture of the dog, and follow her step by step instructions for recreating your own silhouette.

Gifts for Pet Lovers

12.  Pet Food Containers {free printables} ~ Keep your pet’s food organized and looking pretty in these recycled popcorn tins.  The cans were covered in kraft paper and labeled with this pretty tags.  You can download and print them for free.

Pet Lover Gift 13.  DIY Gift Tags~  Add a personal touch to your presents with these adorable dog gift tags.  Simply download and print.


If you love these holiday crafts and gifts – then you’ll find  THOUSANDS more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts , Free Patterns & Christmas site!

Simple Gifts by Price:

Homemade Christmas Gifts by Age:

Sew and Make by Recipient:

Thanks Ladies. I just adore these tutorials! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook pagefor even more crafts, activities for kids, creative ideas, and free tutorials. It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials that you are looking for. I’ll be happy to find them for ya!

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

Creating Memories that Endure,


For more free tutorials, craft, holiday, printables and DIY projects sign up for Tip Junkie’s email with new How-To projects daily!

Enter your email address:

Personalized Dog Tags
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
-- -- -- -- Pet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *