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Make dog stuff at home!

Learn how to make dog stuff using our free instructions.

* Make Dog Stuff Spotlight *  Oct 2017 *

Xera supporting the Boston Bruins with upper ribbons tied around her neck and lower ribbons tied underneath her torso.
Xera as a Boston Red Sox fan with top ribbon threaded behind her legs and attached to her collar underneath...

Two very quick outfits show how your dog can honor your favorite sports teams:

Scissor off a set of old pants legs for the background cloth, hunt up some leftover ribbon, and print logos onto paper. Attach the pictures and ribbon to the cloth with fabric glue. 

Experiment with where to tie the ribbons for the best look for your dog. Add more ties if needed.

Looking for other simple outfits to make? See Homemade Dog Costume Ideas.

Want to put together something fancier? Check out About Homemade Dog Costumes and Best Dog Costume Designs to spur your creativity.

New to Making Dog Stuff?

If you're a newbie, we'd suggest you start with something simple such as an easy costume; then gradually challenge yourself with more complex projects.

You may also want to check out the Dog Accessories page for some ideas first, before tackling something like a dog ramp or bed.

           How Did Make Dog Stuff Start?

Comet 1998-2010. Wasn't he a handsome fella?

This website began in 2006 to share items I'd made for Comet.

After that, I began looking for other things to make in an eco friendly, cost effective way. Scrounging and creativity became the name of the game!

My sweet and generous hubby helps with technical and engineering matters. What's not to love?

Our Purpose

We aim to:

  • Teach you to make your own dog products using  recycled materials whenever possible.
  • Provide a springboard for you to come up with your own ideas.
  • Have you share things you've created for your dog(s)!

Although there's no charge for most of the instructions for how to make our dog products, we do have a few specially engineered dog plans for wheelchairs and ramps, which are available for purchase at a relatively low cost.

Share Your Dog Stuff!

To share how you make dog stuff, go to the Homemade Dog Stuff page and follow the instructions. It's easy to submit - all you need to do is fill out a simple form, describe what you've made, and add up to four digital photos of your project (photos are very welcome but not required).

Usable contributions that are of sufficient length become a stand-alone page on our site (for example, the  or the Dog Harness Dress by Cynthia from California).

Good ideas that are shorter are incorporated into existing pages, with credit given to you.