2 DIY Christmas Dog Toys: Christmas Wreath & Candy Cane Dog Toy
Who doesn't like a toy for Christmas? We found a great DIY how to turn old clothes and fabric scraps into these 2 cute DIY Christmas dog toys: A green and red Christmas wreath dog toy and and a red and white candy cane dog toy. Your pup will love them!
These 2 DIY Christmas dog toys are great for playing fetch and tug-of-war with your dog. And the Christmas toys cost you nothing if you use your old torn clothes to make them. For the Christmas wreath dog toy I used an old sweater that I wore as a child. And for the candy cane dog toy I used old red and white fabric strips. Sweater pants and leggings work well too because you can cut them into long strips.

You'll need:

  • old clothes or fabric scraps in red, green and white
  • strong scissors
  • needle-nose pliers
  • elastic or hair tie
Cut the old clothes into long 4 – 6″ (10 – 15cm) wide strips.



DIY ONE - Candy Cane Dog Toy

Materials: You need 2 long white strips, 2 long red strips, and 1 green strip for the bow.
The knots: Temporarily secure 2 red and 2 white strips with an elastic or hair tie. Red and white are opposite each other.

Tie a series of spiral crown knots (also called round crown knot) until the candy cane dog toy is approximately 15″ (40cm) long: Here's a video of how to tie a spiral crown knot.





Hiding the tails: To hide the tails, push the needle-nose pliers through the candy cane dog toy, grab the tail and pull it through the toy. Then trim the ends.


Candy cane shape & bow: Bend the dog toy into a candy cane shape and tie a bow around the candy cane with the green strip. The candy cane shape is only temporary – when you play with your pup, the candy cane toy is a straight tug toy again.

DIY TWO- Christmas Wreath Dog Toy

Materials: You need 4 long green strips and 1 long red strip.

The knots: Temporarily tie together 4 green strips with an elastic or hair tie. Then tie a series of spiral crown knots until the wreath dog toy is approximately 15″ (40cm) long.








Wreath shape: Tie the opposite tails together with square knots. You'll have 4 square knots which secure the wreath shape of the toy.







Hiding the tails: To hide the tails, push the needle-nose pliers through the Christmas wreath dog toy, grab one of the tails and pull it through. Then trim the ends.

The ribbon: Wrap the red strip around the wreath dog toy and tie the ends together with a square knot.
Did you like this DIY?
Now let puppy playtime commence!
Maria
Husse Pet Food Portsmouth