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

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

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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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, 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+

57 Responses to “Easy DIY Essentials for the Pampered Pet | I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. DesignedByBH posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm (#)

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

  2. Christy @ Our Southern Home posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  3. Chelsea @ Making Home Base posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for the party, Cheryl!

  4. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm (#)

    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!

  5. Tieghan posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm (#)

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

  6. Angela @ Mommy Moment posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm (#)

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

  7. Renea (cupcake-n-bake) posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Karly posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm (#)

    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!

  9. Gina posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm (#)

    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. :)

  10. Liz Fourez posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm (#)

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

    xoxo Liz

  11. Little Sis posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm (#)

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

  12. Christine posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm (#)

    Love all the doggy goodies!!

    Thanks for the party Cheryl!! xoxo

  13. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm (#)

    Such cute puppy stuff. Thanks for hosting Cheryl!!

  14. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm (#)

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

  15. Mackenzie posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm (#)

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

  16. Anu posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm (#)

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

  17. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm (#)

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

  18. Joan@Chocolate and More posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm (#)

    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!

  19. Kristen posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:20 pm (#)

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

  20. Tonia@thegunnysack posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm (#)

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

  21. Angie@Echoes of Laughter posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm (#)

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

  22. Claire @ A Little Claireification posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm (#)

    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,

  23. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm (#)

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

  24. Diane {Created by Diane} posted on April 12, 2013 at 1:17 am (#)

    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.

  25. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:50 am (#)

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

  26. Maria posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:11 am (#)

    Caleb needs a dog:)

  27. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:13 am (#)

    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)

  28. Jeanette posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:15 am (#)

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

  29. Angela Says posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:17 am (#)

    Thanks so much for the party!

  30. nest of posies posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:18 am (#)

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

  31. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:34 am (#)

    Those are some spoiled babies! :) Great Ideas!

  32. Brooke posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:57 am (#)

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

  33. Lisa@hooplapalooza posted on April 12, 2013 at 9:36 am (#)

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

  34. Krista Low posted on April 12, 2013 at 9:37 am (#)

    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

  35. Aggie posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:40 am (#)

    What cute stuff Cheryl!!

  36. Kristy, Life-n-Reflection posted on April 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#)

    love your ballard designs knock off!

  37. Jessica of My Baking Heart posted on April 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm (#)

    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! :)

  38. Trisha D. posted on April 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  39. Brenda @ sweetsimplestuff posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm (#)

    Thank you for throwing another fun party!

  40. Nancy posted on April 13, 2013 at 12:16 am (#)

    Thanks again for hosting the party!!

  41. Kelly posted on April 13, 2013 at 9:12 am (#)

    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!

  42. Tanya posted on April 14, 2013 at 12:57 am (#)

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

    xo, Tanya

  43. jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof posted on April 14, 2013 at 6:01 am (#)

    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!

  44. kate posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm (#)

    I don’t know how to even sew on a button. Do you know where I can buy these and or do you sell them? Thanks


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