This month we are focusing on talking about how to save money (and spend it wisely) as a pet parent. One of my favorite ways to save is DIY!

Sure, you can definitely splurge when you try to make anything yourself, but you can also save. This is especially true when you want a custom or designer look to something because we all know designer names are TOO expensive!

I have gathered some of my favorite projects, which I think help add a bit to the dog mom life, but also help you save. Some of these are from near and dear blogger friends or right here on Beagles & Bargains, while others are projects I’ve been keeping my eye on for quite a while. I don’t want to say too much yet, but I’m really hoping I get to try out the wooden dog crate and pet gates soon!

For even more DIY pet projects, be sure to follow my DIY Pets board on Pinterest!

20 DIY Projects for Dogs and Dog Lovers

20 DIY Projects for Pets and Pet Lovers

DIY Dog Food Toy by Kol’s Notes

Another, but Different Food Dispensing Toy by Beagles & Bargains

Recycled T-shirt Dog Toys by Beagles & Bargains

Three DIY dog toys made with the same shirt

Moisturising Dog Shampoo by First Home Love Life

DIY Paw Wax and Nose Conditioner by Good Dogs & Co

DIY Dog Toy Box by Kol’s Notes

DIY Dog Ramp by Irresistible Pets

10 Minute DIY Pet Gate by Finding Purpose Furniture

No Sew Fabric Pet Gate Cover by Kol’s Notes

Wooden Dog Crate by Ana White

Repurposed Crib Turned Dog Crate by My Repurpose Life

DIY Wooden Crate Dog Bed by Beagles & Bargains

DIY Wooden Crate Pet Bed

DIY Sweatshirt Pet Bed by Sniff Design Studio

DIY Pet Coat From an Old Plaid Shirt by Bevykona

Upcycled Doggie Dress Shirt Collars by The Cheerful Times

Easy Costumes from Baby Onesies by Beagles & Bargains

Last Minute DIY Dog Halloween Costumes from Onesies

DIY Dog Bandanas by Beagles & Bargains

DIY Sand Pit for Dogs Who Love to Dig by It’s Dog or Nothing

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs by Beagles & Bargains

Rescue Mom Backpack by Dog Mom Days

Have you ever completed a DIY project for you or your pets?

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Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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  • Amanda Yantos

    Thanks for including us! DIY projects are my favorite! I’ve been meaning to make a pallet dog bed but March got away from me. I have the pallet in the garage but I need to start working on it!

  • I don’t have any pets at the moment, but I love your pictures of the Beagle.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.


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  • Cathy C Bennett

    I have no crafty genes in my body LOL

  • mitzi frank

    I will be trying a few of these ideas! Maybe the collars and the bed!

  • Carolyn

    So creative!

  • SGilbert

    Awesome ideas! i love making things for my dogs. I just make them stuff out of my socks that holes in them! Thank You for sharing

  • Christine Aiello

    You are so creative!!! I would love to try the DIY bandana and the costumes from onesies! They are all so great though!

  • Julie D

    This is a great idea. I love DIY projects.

  • Heather W

    I love the idea of recycling an old t-shirt to turn into a dog toy. My son has so many worn out t-shirts that aren’t fit to pass on to other kiddos, but no longer fit him. I think Biscuit is getting a “new” shirt toy this week.

  • I love when you have DIY projects!!! So many great ideas!!! 😉

  • Ruth Epstein

    I love these ideas, thanks so much

  • Ellen Reardon

    i would love to try these!

  • sandy weinstein

    liked these ideas, like the gate especially. thank you.

  • sandy weinstein

    do you know how to make a safety head gear for a blind dog, ? thank you

  • Susan Marie

    Good article, Thank you.

  • Crissie Woolard

    Leaves are great ideas. I love do it yourself projects Thank you so much for sharing

  • ironmaven

    The paw wax is a great idea. My babies paws get so dry in the winter!

  • Becky

    Some very cool ideas. Thank you.

  • Jackie Preas

    Some really easy and great things to make here.Thanks!