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Easy DIY Essentials for the Pampered Pet | I’m Lovin’ It


If you know me, you know how much I love my furry four legged child, Cullen, the Yorkie!!  Sometimes I’m tempted to buy him every dog item I see, I even have an Everything Dog Pinterest Board full of goodies for him.  Of course, like our real children, buying them every cute thing you see isn’t feasible, but I have found that a few homemade pet essentials, like toys, food bowls and treats, offers a way for me to pamper my pooch with out breaking the bank!

12 DIY Essentials For the Pampered Pooch at TidyMom.net

4 DIY Dog Accessories

I made this DIY Pet Food Canister  two years ago from an old popcorn tin.  It’s held up great and I love how it looks in our kitchen, and how easy it is to just scoop out food into the dog bowl.  Way better than the mess made when you pour it straight from the bag.  This Ballard Design Knock-Off is much easier on the pocket book too! – You would pay $45+ for the Ballard Design Pet Food Canisters , and they only offer two colors.  Make your own and you can have any color you want!

DIY Custom Dog Food Canister at TidyMom

Dogs can never have enough toys.  Crafter Rachel Passerini demonstrates how to make a sturdy rope toy that’s comfortable for you to tug and strong enough for your dog to chew.  Get the instructions for the DIY Fleece Rope Dog Toy at HGTV.com

DIY Fleece Rope Dog Toy

If you have a crate loving pooch, why not customize his or her crib with DIY Dog Crate Bumper Pads.  Amanda shares wonderful instructions and a free pattern you can download to make some for your pampered pet.  A creative way to spoil your pet without breaking the bank

DIY Dog Crate Bumper Pads

Get creative with some Customized Dog Bowls.  All you need is some wood bowls, a wood burning tool and lettered stickers.  See the full tutorial at A Beautiful Mess

DIY Custom Dog Bowls


These DIY accessories are a great way to show your furballs how much you care and appreciate them.

Everyone loves getting treats, but I’m pretty sure Cullen is the most appreciative recipient! With ingredients like peanut butter, bacon, and liver, your dog won’t be able to resist chowing down on these these dog treat recipes!

8 DIY Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Apple Cheddar Pupcakes

Crunchy BBQ Liver Dog Treats

Birthday Pupcakes

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Rolled Oats Dog Treats

All of these easy DIY essentials for your pampered pet are sure to have tails wagging!

I’d love to hear your dogs name and if you’ve made something fun for your dog, in the comments

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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    Thanks for the party again this week! Love the doggie ideas! :)

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    Thanks so much for hosting!

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    Thanks so much for the party, Cheryl!

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    Hi Cheryl, I started a SECOND blog last week, and I’m sharing the full first recipe tonight – All homemade Tiramisu. Enjoy! Thanks for the party. Have a fabulous Friday!

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    Thanks so much for the party! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    Thanks for the party!
    Love all the neat recipes and DIY ideas!

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    Thanks for hosting!

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    Thanks for sharing my dog treats, Cheryl! I can’t wait to check out the others. It’s been way too long since I’ve spoiled Biscuit with homemade treats!

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    Love the crate bumpers. I had to put solid sides on the outside of our crate because our dog would pull the crate cover into the crate & chew on it when he got bored. I so wish I could make the crate cute like the ones you showed here. :)

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    Thanks for the awesome party this week, Cheryl! Have a wonderful evening : )

    xoxo Liz

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    Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Love all the doggy goodies!!

    Thanks for the party Cheryl!! xoxo

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    Such cute puppy stuff. Thanks for hosting Cheryl!!

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    Thanks for the rocking party, Cheryl!! Have a sweet week :)

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    Thanks for hosting such a great party! Love coming here each week.

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    Thanks so much for the party. Love the fun pet DIYs. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. :)

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    Awe such cute puppy stuff! Thank you for the great party. Have a great rest of the week!!!

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    Cheryl, I love all the dog ideas, makes me just want to go crate train my dog just so I can give her a pretty little house. She’s just too spoiled, she sleeps with us, between us, on her own special blanket. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

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    Oh how we love our pets… loving all these ideas to spoil Meg even more!

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    Thanks for the great party! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    Hi Cheryl! I LOVE this collection of doggy ideas! So cute & fun! Have a great weekend and thank you for hosting! Angie xo

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    Thanks for another fun party, Cheryl! Today I’m “Lovin’ ” sweet & salty, so I brought dessert.
    Linked up. Linked back. Will probably tweet and Pin and all of that yadda.
    Happy weekend,

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    Always love the ideas at your link party, thank you for hosting!!!

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    What a fun post Cheryl. I just love your dog food tin, too cute!
    Thanks for including my doggie recipe. I love all the cute dog items, the dog toys and Amanda’s cute bumper and cover…love it. Dogs are easy to spoil, they are so cute. I’m so glad I have Charlie.

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    TGIF!! Thanks for hosting again this week, Cheryl. Have a great weekend! :)

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    Caleb needs a dog:)

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    We have 4 dogs :) 2 small inside and 2 big outside. Inside, I have Jasper and Bella and outside we have Chloe and JD (Jack Daniels)

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    We don’t have a dog but I love all these ideas – going to keep these in mind for my friends w/ dogs.

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    Thanks so much for the party!

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    such a cute idea! i love that dog food canister!

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    Those are some spoiled babies! :) Great Ideas!

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    Thanks for the wonderful party, Cheryl! Hope you have a great day!

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    thank you so much for the fun party full of inspiration :)

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    Thank you for hosting a great party. There are always so many wonderful things here! I love your Pampered Pet post. My dog would be in heaven if I did these things for him. He was lucky to get a couple towels in his crate. I’m feeling like the slacker Mom… Oh well, I guess he doesn’t spend a lot of time there anyway. Right now he’s lounging on his puffy bed so I shouldn’t feel too bad :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    What cute stuff Cheryl!!

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    love your ballard designs knock off!

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    Thanks for including my Apple Cheddar Pupcakes, Cheryl! We’ve got two weenie dogs and a German Shepherd/Corgi mix (all rescues), so I just love this post! :)

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    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Thank you for throwing another fun party!

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    Thanks again for hosting the party!!

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    Oh my gosh! I love all the pet fun you shared! My boys would ‘bark’ over all of it ;) Thanks for sharing -and- hosting! Have a fantastic weekend. HUGS!

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    Thank you so much for hosting Cheryl, have a wonderful weekend!!

    xo, Tanya

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    We have a bull mastiff and a boxer and they would love rope toys :) Cute dog food caninster , I could use a few off those :) Thanks so much for hosting the party!


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