Christmas time is upon us. It’s a time of bright lights and excitement, hustle, and bustle. We shop for our loved ones and fill the house with beautiful decorations and hurry around trying to manage dozens of extra errands. But in all the excitement and wonder, we often forget that the holidays might be a very different experience for our animal companions and furry friends.
Some people may think it’s silly to give our pets Christmas presents. But even though our furry friends don’t know what a holiday is, they know that they are getting less attention and that their routine is different. Plus, their home looks and smells different too.
These 12 DIY Christmas gifts for your pets will help you show your furry friends how much they mean to you. And really, isn’t that what the holidays are all about?
12 DIY Christmas Gifts for Pets
Versatile and simple to make, this darling Christmas stocking pattern from Swoodson Says includes strategically placed treat pockets for your dog or cat to enjoy.
There are so many uses for these wooden dog bone ornaments from Craft’s Unleashed. We love the idea of attaching them to a bag of homemade treats and giving them as gifts to other four-legged friends.
Holiday cat toys don’t get much cuter than this distressed gingerbread man from Dream a Little Bigger.
Sew the perfect Christmas dress (hello furry Mrs. Claus!) for your little pooch with this easy-to-use pattern from Mimi and Tara.
Take your homemade cat treats to a whole new level by adding catnip. Cats go crazy for the stuff and this recipe from Mess for Less is super easy to make.
This DIY scratching post designed by Maison Kuotidien is admittedly a little time consuming, but we think the hours of entertainment it provides for your cat make it well worth it. It’s also affordable with all the materials costing less than $10 total.
Mess for Less is back with another recipe for treats that your feline pal is sure to enjoy this holiday season. Wrap them up in cute little jars and give them as presents to your fellow cat moms and dads.
Proud Dog Mom’s recipe for dog donut cookies is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with your furry friends. With ingredients like honey, whole wheat flour, and Greek yogurt, you’ll be tempted to sneak a few for yourself.
All you need to make these pup pops from Bitz n Giggles is a food processor, bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt. Bonus points for adding a dog treat as a popsicle stick!
The Nerd’s Wife shows how easy it is to make an enriching toy for your dog out of PVC pipe.