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How To: Make Your Own DIY Dog Treats!

by Capree

How To: Make Your Own DIY Dog Treats!

I'm known around these parts as "the crazy Schnauzer lady", but in truth, I'm crazy about ALL dogs... and think they deserve some tasty, homemade treats every now and then!  This simple, two-ingredient recipe can be customized like nobody's business, so get creative and have a little fun (while pampering your pooch)!   

 

created at: 03/15/2012

I originally made these treats for Wrigley's first birthday (yes, I celebrated it. Re: crazy dog lady; see...

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How to: Purrfectly Simple DIY Cat Bed

by M.E. Gray

Make It! DIY Cat Bed

I love my cat. I'm not shy about admitting that (I even mention it in my bio). I'm also not ashamed to say I think she's the best cat in the world. Her name is Donut, but I also refer to her as "Angel Face" or "Precious Baby Kitty" (which drives my fiancé crazy, I'm sure). The cat drinks filtered water and has a basket full of toys. She's one of the more spoiled cats out there, and leads a pretty cushy life (as evidenced by this plushy DIY cat bed I made especially for her).          

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How To: Make a DIY Modern Bird Feeder

by Chris Gardner

How To: Make a DIY Modern Bird Feeder

If I were a pet owner...buddy, my guys would be living in style. Mod dog houses, pet beds, Eames dot collars, you name it. After all, they'd have to go in my house, which doesn't contain a lick of traditional nor country.

But, I'm not a pet owner. I have quite strong allergies to most any creature, and so, my only option is to share the modernism with the little guys who live outside my house. And since there's no way I'm doing anything kind to the squirrels and bunnies who snatch at my veggies, I'm looking to give some style to the birds.

So, I made a nice, low-slung mod bird feeder that echoes the long, low houses of Eichler-era California modernism, and you should too! Here's how:  

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Turn a Secondhand Night Stand into a Snuggly Dog Bed

by Chris Gardner

Turn a Secondhand Night Stand into a Snuggly Dog Bed

Jordan says, "I inherited a bunch of my grandmother's old furniture, but over the years (and several moves) I've ended up giving away or selling most of it. At this point, all I have left is a floral chair that I'm planning on recovering and a clunky side table that I've never found particularly useful (it has no shelves inside, so isn't really good for storing the kinds of small things you keep in bedside tables...and I don't have space for it anywhere else).

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DIY Cardboard Cat Chaise.

by Chris Gardner

1Apparently, cats have this thing where they like to install themselves in cozy spaces: spots like drawers, behind furniture, and if its available, an appropriately-sized empty cardboard box. So, take advantage of their penchant for nookery, and make them do what they do in style.

DIY Cardboard Cat Chaise.

Materials

  • Large sheets of corrugated cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Markers
  • Utlity knife
  • Cutting mat or scrap surface

Begin by downloading the pdf pattern...

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"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 03/05/08

I submitted my DIY Project to Design Sponge on Sunday evening.

I'm not sure when it will be posted, but I'll get back with you on that.  Staying in line with all things dog-like, I wanted to post a picture of some of my favorite dog beds (hint of what my DS project is).  I especially love these two since the fabric is a houndstooth (get it?) check.  I'll be building a curved platform and headboard for the pink one, and will be donating it to...

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How To Change Water in a Fish Tank.

by Chris Gardner

I've got tremendous allergies to furry things, so fish and lizards were my only pet option. When cleaning or changing water, I, out of ignorance, apparently made a few mistakes, and the next morning, my dander-less friends were often floating atop the tank.

I was asked to help clean and change the water of an aquarium at a nursery with which I am associated, so this time I decided to do it right!  I found these tips from EHow to be of most use.

Mat...

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Hamster Powered Paper Shredder.

by Chris Gardner

Now even your pets can outfit their homes, DIY-style.

Hamster Powered Paper Shredder.
 

The all-analog Hamster Shredder, designed by Tom Ballhatchet, works just like your standard rodent powered office supplies. The hamster runs along the wheel, which in turn destroys your documents and cushions his tabletop penitentiary of happiness. 

Ballhatchet's work is currently on display in Milan.

 

On the other end of the spectrum is the not-nearly-as-cool USB hamster wheel, which I guess...

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