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This craft category is a huge collection of pet crafts ( DIY projects for pets)! DIY cat toys ( free cat toy sewing patterns, easy DIY cat toys ), DIY cat furniture ( DIY scratching toys / scratching  posts, DIY cat beds and outdoor cat houses), DIY dog toys ( free dog toy sewing patterns, easy DIY toys for dogs), DIY dog furniture ( dog houses, dog food containers ), DIY dog clothes & dog costumes with free sewing patterns, DIY dog & cat accessories (collars, leashes), crafts for farm animals, crafts for small pets ( hamsters, rabbits, ferrets, mice ), crafts for pet birds and garden birds ( DIY birdhouses, DIY bird feeders ) .. and many other creative DIY projects for pets!
Homemade birdseed Christmas ornaments - bird feeding
This adorable birdseed ornament by By Mavis Butterfield at eHow is an inexpensive activity the whole family can enjoy making on a lazy weekend afternoon. The kids will have a blast making them, and the birds will enjoy eating them. The first version offered on EHow produces cookie-shaped ornaments kids especially love, but they really only work in cold climates where the birdseed ornaments remain frozen. In warmer climates, you can use the second version involves adorable pinecones ! Get the tutorial at ehow.com and let the fun begin:
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Winter wine bottle bird feeders (with free plan)
Today,she's sharing a How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder tutorial with us! And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice free woodworking plan you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this glass bottle bird feeder  can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds (and squirrels)! And as an extra you can upcycle some glass bottles with this wooden bird feeder wich is also nice!
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DIY cat tent from old T-shirt and wire hangers
We love cats and upcycling! This upcycled t-shirt and wire coat hanger cat tent is super easy to make - you really just need a t-shirt, some wire hangers and a piece of cardboard. As a bonus, it really only takes five minutes, so if your cat ignores it you didn't put too much effort in. Our cats love to sleep in small cozy hideouts and this tent is absolutely their favourite! You can make this t-shirt cat tent in any color that fits into your home or to your cat's taste, you can even experiment with other clothes (wide neck sweaters for example)or sew a washable tent cover from any fabrics that you have at hand.
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DIY Easy garden bird bath with clay pots
Are you looking for a frugal, fun and functional garden decoration? If the answer is yes, this cute terracotta (clay) pot bird bath and the milk carton bird feeder by The Chirping Moms are the perfect garden craft projects for you! The clay pot birdbath is super easy to make , and your feathered little garden friends will absolutely love it! (The birds will enjoy the DIY birdbath not just in summer but all year around!) And the little milk carton bird feeder is also an absolute superb craft to try with the kids, because it's super easy to make, and provides a great supply of food for the birds at winter:
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DIY paw pillow from T-shirts
Watch this easy step-by-step video craft tutorial to learn how to make this super cute ( and comfy ) Paw Pillow ! This paw shape pillow is not only a cute decoration for your ( or the kids' ) room , but it is also a really nice way to repurpose old clothes ! If you want to feel yourself as a tiny fairy sleeping in the paw of giant tender pet – here you go! : ) For this cozy homemade pillow you will need 2 T-shirts ( 1 grey sweatshirt and 1 pink T-shirt ) , pillow stuffing and this nice video tutorial. : ) Everything is very clear and really easy!
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Little kawaii amigurumi cat (free crochet pattern & video tutorial)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this crocheted / amigurumi cat which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or cats! ) . At Amigurumi Space you will find the free amigurumi cat pattern which will be your guide through the creation of this lovely little amigurumi cat. Crochet a little cat as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this amigurumi cat by Mirrabio at Amigurumi Space is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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DIY dog food station with storage
Are you looking for a practical and decorative wooden furniture for your (messy eater) pet? If your answer is yes, this brilliant wooden DIY dog food station and storage box is a perfect woodcraft project for you! This easy to make dog food station keeps your dogs water and food dishes from being tossed around, and you can store a whole bag of dog food (or other dog acessories) in it. You can find a free plan in this nice website to make this stylish furniture, and of course you can adjust the sizes for your dog's size as much as you want! (If you have a very small dog or a cat you can create a small box or completelly leave out the storage part and build a fancy dog or cat feeder tray with legs!)
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How to build a fish tower ( DIY observation tower) for fish pond
In this step-by-step video tutorial Luxusburger shares his creative idea to build a koi observation tower in his koi pond. By placing a pillar shaped glass aquarium upside down in the koi pond , he creates a fantastic vertical observation tower for the fish. The fish can swim up and down as they please because the tank is completely open at the bottom. And they seem to enjoy in their own observation tower because they can have a better view of the world around them. This unique garden featur e is so stunning to look at and will for sure add to the beauty of your garden. Check out the video and learn more details.
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DIY Hand crocheted cat bed - fabric tube yarn project
Here are the video instructions for making a cat bed using fiberfill filled fabric tubes and your own hand as crochet needles ! This hand crocheted cat bed is a super fun project and super cozy as well! You can use store bought fabric tube yarn OR you can sew one for yourself with following the knot pillow making video tutorial in our site! You can hand crochet ( or hand knit ) various thing with fabric tubes . This cozy cat bed easily spices up any boring space and your cat will love it!
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DIY Cardboard box Volkswagen bus cat house (video tutorial)
Surf's up, cat lovers! Here's an adorable summer DIY project that is purrfect for your feline friends. With eHow's step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to transform a simple, ordinary cardboard box into a vintage-style VW bus where kitties can jump and play and nap all day! Isn't is super fun? Cats love lounging around in boxes , especially cute car-shaped ones, so get a little paint, a sturdy cardboard box and make your own DIY cardboard cat house!
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DIY winter apple feeder for birds (woodworking)
Make an easy, stylish and useful DIY apple feeder for your garden's little feathered friends! This woodworking project is super easy, easily customisable,  using recycled materials and a fairly basic selection of tools, so you can make one in minutes even if you're  a beginner in woodworking! You can use apple, other fruits and bird suet as well with this simple but brilliant bird feeder! You can cut out any shape from the wood that fits into your style, not just only circles but other fun shapes such as: heart,rectangle,star,bird silhouette will work well with this type of birdfeeders if they have a fairly large empty space at the center.
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Paw print salt dough ornaments
Are you looking for an easy Christmas craft with pets that can be a gorgeous decoration and a sweet keepsake at the same time? Try these paw print salt dough ornaments! It’s such an awesome keepsake to be able to pull out each year to hang on the Christmas tree! You can make these paw print ornaments in any style you like to match your pup’s colouring and personality! You can make the paw print salt-dough ornaments in any size and with all kind of pets! (Even birds,reptiles and small mammals can help you to create some awsome ornaments and keepsakes just let them walk trough the fresh and soft dough)
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DIY Easy wooden birdhouse (free plan)
This is a free woodworking plan of a super easy DIY birdhouse from Ana-White!  Prepare for the winter / spring season with this super easy to make wooden birdhouse.Today Ana-White is going to share with you a collection of free birdhouse plans that you can make from cedar fence pickets.  Costing less than $2 each and naturally weather resistant, cedar fence pickets are the perfect building material for little birdhouses. This birdhouse is so easy, your little ones can make it.  We suggest kiddos putting it together with glue (try a glue that works on oily wood like Gorilla Glue or a super glue for fast dry times) and then Mom or Dad adding some nails or screws after the glue dries to make sure the birdhouse is plenty sturdy.
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DIY Cardboard cat scratcher - cardboard upcycling craft
Let’s make a DIY cardboard cat scratcher from the boxes you’ve got piling up in the garage! It's a known fact that ALL kitties ( small or big ) LOVE DIY creations, so go to your garage, grab a decent sized box from your cardboard box pile and create this DIY Cat scratcher now ! Dream A Little Bigger will show you how to make this cat scratcher in no time out of a simple cardboard box. This cat scratcher costs almost nothing, and your cat ( s ) will love it!
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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it!
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Soft little amigurumi mouse (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this super adorable, soft amigurumi mouse which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or cats! ) . At Amigurumi Space you will find the free amigurumi mouse pattern which will be your guide through the creation of this lovely little amigurumi mouse. Crochet a little mouse as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this amigurumi mouse by Asheperina Toys is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a towel
Are you looking for a super cozy & frugal cat bed for your small apartment? Try this cozy magic carpet cat hammock which can be placed  right under your coffee table! In this nice craft blog and their step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make your own DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a simple towel and  t-shirt yarn (or rope). You cat will love this super cozy cat bed and the best of it: you can wash it easily, and you can make it in any color or style that fits into your home! You can use old towels but this DIY magic carpet style cat hammock will work well with other cozy fabrics: such as minky, faux furs etc. as well!
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