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D.I.Y Dog Toy

My Nan has a Bichon Frise who bites and tears through toys like paper. Buying replacements ends up costing a small fortune, and all that one use plastic and stuffing is not good for the environment.

I have seen many of these dog toys online and thought I’d give it a go. The result was impressive, and it is made even better because it is a toy that can be ripped up without worry of cost, and can be recycled after use.

What you will need:

  • An old item of clothing, bed sheet, or pillowcase
  • Scissors

Yep, that really is all you need!

Method: (For the purpose of this tutorial, I will use an old skirt)

Cut your fabric into even strips. It is up to you how many you do as the more strips, the thicker your toy will be. Leave two of the strips to one side.

Bunch one end of all the strips together and tie them tightly with one of the strips you have set aside. Cut the ends of this strip to match the ends of the bunch. Keep your other strip aside for later.

Split the strips into three and braid tightly. I found it easier to grip the tied end of the bunch in my knees to braid as it gives you resistance to create a tighter braid.

Tie the ends just as you did at the start with the strip of fabric set aside and your dog toy is ready.


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