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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