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DIY Doggie Tug Toy

There is a member of my family that I don’t talk about too often. She has only been with us for about 6 months, but since day one she just fit. In the spirit of “national dog day” I decided I needed to make something special for my girl. So I came up with this recycled DIY doggie tug toy.DIY doggie tug Toy

Our pup was a rescue dog. She is a bit shy and doesn’t care for loud toys.  The tug toys in the store are great, but I had some t-shirt yarn laying around so I thought I would give making one a try. Not only did it work, but she loved it! Today I will give you a quick rundown of how to make this DIY doggie tug toy. In true Twitchetts style, you can make this for little to no cost to you!

What you need for your DiY Doggie Tug Toy:

How to make your DiY Doggie Tug Toy:

The basic concept for this is adapted from the steps in the 2 minute twisted bracelet.

I started with 4 arm spans of each color. 3 strands total. Tie down to something. My oven worked well but a drawer or chair would work well too.This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!

Then start twisting… And twisting… And twisting. It is a lot of string so this will take a little time.

Keep twisting until the colors almost look horizontal.This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!

At this point bring the end in your hand to the opposite end and tie together.

Slide your fingers down until you find the middle. Work out any kinks.This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!

Then start twisting again. Fold in half again.
This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!

Put the knot through the loop.This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!

Twist and fold one last time!

Untie the strings holding it down and pull half through the final loop.This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!

Tie them off…This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!

Trim your edges and you are done!This recycled dog toy is created in minutes. It will entertain your best friend for hours. Only old t-shirts are needed to make this DIY doggie tug toy!Do you have a special friend at home to make one of these for?

Susie-Signature2Kate's Sister Side Note

I love how you use your toes to hold it together…true Twitchetts style!

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Jennifer Corter

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

What a great idea for pups! Love this!

Shelah

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

What a great way to get the kids to have fun crafting while giving the dog a treat.

Melissa

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Looks like your dog is having fun! Great toy!

Susie

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

She loves it!!