30+ DIYs for Your Dog

Pamper your pup with these comfy dog beds, tasty homemade treats, grooming essentials and more!

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Beds: Built-In Blanket

For the pup who loves to snuggle under the covers, make this cozy fleece burrow bed with an attached blanket.

Get the How-To: Create a Cozy DIY Pet Bed

Beds: Raised Cot

An elevated cot-style dog bed can either keep your dog off the cold floor inside the house, or off a hot deck or patio when he lounges outdoors. While ready-made beds in this style can be costly, you can make one yourself using PVC for less than $30.

Get the How-To: Raised Dog Cot DIY

Beds: Double-Duty Dresser

Transform an old dresser into a combination pet bed and bedside table. Your furry friend will love sleeping beside you.

Get the How-To: How to Turn a Dresser Into a Pet Bed and Nightstand

Beds: Upcycled Drawer

Or, turn an old dresser drawer into a comfy nest using paint, wooden feet and a plush pillow.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Pet Bed Out of an Old Drawer

Beds: Pallet on Wheels

Upcycle a wooden shipping pallet into a stylish bed, complete with casters so it's easy to move. You can even stencil your dog's name along the side for a personal touch.

Get the How-To: Make a Mobile Dog Bed From Shipping Pallets

Beds: Modern End Table

Turn cabinet-grade plywood into a chic, contemporary end table — plus a perch for your pup — with this easy woodworking project.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Plywood Pet Bed and Occasional Table

Beds: No-Sew Cushion

No needle and thread needed for this easy DIY bed. Just fill two pieces of fleece with stuffing and secure the edges with knots.

Get the How-To: How to Make a No-Sew Pet Bed

Beds: Washable Cover

A removable, washable cover is the key to a fresh-smelling pet bed. Get out your sewing machine and make this farmhouse-style slipcover that you can easily clean when needed.

Get the How-To: Pet Projects: Make a DIY Dog Bed

Doghouses: Easy Plywood Pad

Make a simple shelter for your fur kid with one sheet of plywood and a few other basic materials.

Get the How-To: An Easy DIY Dog House

Doghouses: Open-Air Hangout

This open doghouse design lets your pup relax in the shade while still enjoying the breeze.

Get the How-To: How to Build an Open-Air Doghouse

Doghouses: Dog Run With Digs

Transform part of your backyard into an inviting dog run, complete with an upcycled pallet doghouse. If your dog run is fully shaded, you probably won't be able to grow grass there; consider installing artificial turf instead to prevent muddy paws.

Get the How-To: How to Build a Chic, Shaded Dog Run

Toys: Sturdy Braided Fleece

Tired of buying expensive toys that your dog destroys in less than a day? This budget-friendly toy holds up to the toughest of chewers. Make it from fabric scraps, old T-shirts or worn-out fleece blankets.

Get the How-To: A DIY Dog Toy Your Fur-Baby Will Flip For

Toys: PVC Puzzle

Keep Fido busy for hours with this simple DIY puzzle toy. Just drill holes in a 12-inch length of PVC pipe, fill it with your dog's favorite treats or kibble and cap both ends.

See More Photos: 7 Smart Toys You Can Make For Your Dog

Toys: Fun Fabric Log

A plastic water bottle forms the center of this woodsy DIY toy. Your dog will love the satisfying crunch it makes when he chews it.

Get the How-To: Make a DIY Dog Toy

Treats: Frosted Biscuits

Topped with cream cheese frosting, these homemade biscuits are a perfect special treat for any pup.

Get the Recipe: Rainbow-Frosted Dog Biscuits Recipe

Treats: Muttloaf

This canine-friendly version of the classic comfort food is packed with healthy ingredients, including peas, carrots and hardboiled eggs.

Get the Recipe: How to Make Marvelous Mutt Loaf for Your Dog

Treats: Frozen Bites

Keep your dog cool this summer with PB&J-inspired frozen treats, made with healthy ingredients like natural peanut butter and berries.

Get the Recipes: Frozen Dog Treats 3 Ways

Treats: Pumpkin Ice Cream

We made this healthy doggie "ice cream" with bananas and pumpkin puree, but you can also use cooked sweet potatoes or natural peanut butter, depending on your pup's preferences.

Get the Recipe: DIY Doggie Ice Cream

Clothes and Accessories: No-Sew Sweater

Hanging onto an old sweater that you no longer wear? Turn the sleeve into a new outfit for your pooch.

Get the How-To: Turn an Old Sweater Into a No-Sew Dog Sweater

Clothes and Accessories: Monogrammed Leather Tag

This custom leather dog tag is a handsome addition to any dog's collar. Use a leather stamp to monogram it with your pup's initial.

Get the How-To: A Chic DIY Monogrammed Dog Tag

Clothes and Accessories: Festive Collar

Dress up your doggo for the holidays with this DIY holly leaf collar. This easy project requires minimal sewing skills and costs just a few dollars to make.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Christmas Dog Collar

Clothes and Accessories: Easy Halloween Costume

For Halloween, skip the expensive store-bought costumes and make this adorable fairy getup using glittery cardstock and a favorite jacket.

See More Photos: 19 DIY Pet Costumes for Halloween

Grooming: Oatmeal Shampoo

Gentle oatmeal shampoos are great for dogs with sensitive skin, but store-bought options can be pricy. Make your own shampoo with this easy recipe.

Get the How-To: How to Make Gentle Oatmeal Dog Shampoo

Grooming: Dry Shampoo

If your dog tends to get a little stinky between baths, keep him smelling fresh with this DIY dry shampoo made from baking soda, cornstarch and essential oils.

Get the How-To: Keep It Clean: How to Make Dry Dog Shampoo

Grooming: Paw Balm

Just like human hands and feet, dogs' paws can become dry and cracked, particularly during the winter. Soothe your dogs' dry pads with this DIY paw balm.

Get the How-To: Soothing Paw Balm for Dogs

Safety: Stairs With Storage

If your small or senior dog has trouble jumping onto the bed or sofa, a staircase is a must. These DIY steps even offer extra storage for toys.

Get the How-To: DIY Pet Stairs With Handy Built-In Storage

Safety: Adjustable Ramp

A ramp is another great option for dogs who need a little help reaching the bed or sofa. This DIY ramp adjusts to a variety of heights so you can use it anywhere in the house.

Get the How-To: How to Make an Adjustable Dog Ramp

Safety: Dutch Door

Divided in half horizontally so the bottom portion can remain shut while the top is open, a Dutch door lets you keep an eye on your dog while he's confined in another room. Learn how to convert a basic interior door into a Dutch door.

Get the How-To: How to Make a DIY Interior Dutch Door

Safety: Upcycled Crib Crate

A crate is a great tool for house training a dog or keeping him safely out of the way when you have guests. If you have an old crib lying around that you no longer use, it's surprisingly easy to convert it into a comfy enclosure for your dog.

Get the How-To: How to Upcycle a Crib Into a Dog Crate

Safety: Car Hammock

If your dog likes to hop from seat to seat while you drive, keep him safely confined in the back (and keep your car cleaner!) with this DIY car hammock.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Car Hammock For Your Pet

Storage: Entryway Organizer

Keep your dog's leashes, treats, toys and other accessories in one convenient spot with this DIY pet storage station. Perfect for an entryway, it lets you easily grab everything you need before heading out on a walk.

Get the How-To: DIY Pet Storage Station

Storage: Feeding Station

Made from an upcycled toy box, this dog bowl station also features storage for toys, treats and other pet supplies. Plus, it'll help keep your floor tidy if you've got a messy eater.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Dog-Feeding Station From a Toy Box

Storage: Super-Organized Cabinet

Is your pup's stuff is scattered all over the house? Corral it in one place with one large cabinet. Add hooks on the inside of the door for leashes, plus a chalkboard for tracking vet appointments, the dog sitter's number and more.

Get the How-To: DIY Posh Pet Cabinet

Storage: Silhouette Leash Holder

If you have multiple dogs, this DIY leash holder — customized with cute silhouettes — makes it easy to tell which leash belongs to which pup.

Get the How-To: DIY Dog Leash Holder

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