This holiday season, I'm all about the handmade gifts. And we mustn't forget our furry friends. They need presents, too! We've rounded up 16 fun & colorful gifts for pets that you can lovingly make yourself!
Halloween is just around the corner, and I realized that I didn't have a costume lined up for my puggle Charlie. Turns out there are tons of great tutorials floating around the internet! Here are ten totally adorable last minute DIY pet costumes.
Pets can be messy. Stains, smells, fur... sometimes it feels like a losing battle. But today we have a list of invaluable tips for keeping your house clean with pets. You won't want to miss this one! Click through to get your free download.
Colorful rope dog leads have been all the rage in the pet accessories world lately -- and I am obsessed! But, with prices ranging anywhere from $70 to over $150, they're a little outside most people's "dog stuff" budgets. If you'd still like to get your paws on a stylish leash for your pooch (in whatever color your heart desires) without breaking the bank, give this easy DIY rope leash project a whirl!
Want to dedicate some wall space to your dog or cat? Not too keen on cheesy pet portraits? Well, I have just the answer for you - make a custom print using some non-toxic paint and your pet's paw!
Kitties love to climb, so what better way to treat your feline fur-children than to make them a kitty tree? These six ideas range from easy to more advanced on the DIY scale, but all are sensational in their own way.
Love this creation from Meow Cat. The instructions are slim, but it seems easy enough to make for the a woodworker with the right tools. The circles and cat-head shapes give it personality, don't you think?...
Car rides with your pooch can be fun, but if your furry friend is leaving behind more hair than you can handle, it might be time to get a car seat cover! Instead of spending loads of money, though, why not give this DIY version a try?
The dog days of summer are fast approaching! Keep your favorite four-legged friend cool with some homemade doggie ice cream. With only 3 simple, all-natural ingredients, this homemade treat is a cinch to make and will leave your dog begging for more!
My pup Charlie goes through toys quickly. And I mean really quickly. What can I say? The dog loves to play. So I've found that the best option is to make toys and games for him. Here are a few of my favorites, along with some great toys for your feline friends as well.
June is kids and pets month here at Curbly which, as a self-proclaimed "Crazy Dog Lady" makes me really happy! While I love all animals and pets, today I'm focusing on the furry kind: cats and dogs. Check out my top ten picks for each and give your four-legged friends something to really bark (or purr) about!
One of my favorite things about spring is watching the world come alive, from new buds on the trees to a flurry of avian activity in our yard. Celebrate the season and gives all those birds something to really talk about with one of these unique houses or feeders!
Here's some of what has been catching our attention lately:
The Flux chair (clipped by Designspark), goes from flat to ... not flat ten seconds.
You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide! From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list. Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be awesome.
Who doesn't want their fur-children's furniture to match their design aesthetic? Daniel and Valeria, for one...or two, rather. They decided to make their kitty, Lambi, a bed/cubby that would blend seamlessly with their flooring. The outcome is
Our itchy, smelly, terrier mutt Chip is having all sorts of skin issues in this hot weather. Even with his new crew cut and gourmet baths, sometimes he just wreaks and the fabric covered pillow bed I made him isn't smelling so fresh either. So, I'm liking MonkeyBoy 13's easy, breezy dog cot made out of PVC pipe and canvas. Chip could lounge up off the ground, air moving all around him, plus enjoy the comfort of the sling-like cot. One thing I may design differently is...
A camping or hiking trip can go all wrong if your dog gets hit by skunk spray. Be prepared. Put together your own de-skunking shampoo kit just for good measure. Here's what you need to put in your kit:
A dog's skin is a sensitive subject, so to speak. We have a terrier mix mutt who has a multitude of skin issues. His mantra is Scratch, Lick, and Repeat. It drive me nuts! Granted, he's a bit neurotic, but the dry skin must make him very cranky this time of year. Once a month, Mr. Mod fills a tub and gives him a good going over, but sometimes, before I catch him, he's washing Chip with plain old generic dish washing soap or his harsh generic shampoo that could strip paint. According to K911, different breeds of dogs have different skin pH balances.
We love it when a small idea idea takes off and becomes a full fledged business. That's what happened after Alice Nichols started Up Country with just six original collar designs twenty six years ago. The Rhode Island company designs and hand sews