DIY Gifts That Will Wow Your Dog This Year

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The holidays are coming up, and it’s time to think about what to get your dog. 

Your dog is part of the family, so why not treat them like it? You want to show that you care about their happiness just as much as your own. 

We’ve got some great ideas for DIY Christmas gifts for dogs! Our list has something on it for every type of pup out there. From food treats to fun toys, we’ve got a gift idea for you this holiday season.

DIY Dog Toys

DIY dog toys are a great gift idea for your dog. DIY dog toys allow you to personalize a special toy to reflect your dog’s personality. 

Many of these are simple to make and can be done in just an hour or two.

Snuffle Mat

A colorful snuffle mat.

Your dog will love this easy-to-make Snuffle mat. Snuffle mats help keep your dog’s mind and body active by making them sniff out their treats or food.

No-Sew Sock Dog Toys

These sock toys are a great option for you if you don’t know how to sew. You can even use up old socks to make these cute doggy toys.  

DIY Tennis Ball Dog Toy

A tennis ball t-shirt toy.

This DIY tennis ball dog toy is a great way to repurpose old tennis balls and keep your pup entertained. It’s a great toy to play fetch with or a game of tug (especially with dogs that aren’t super aggressive tug players).

DIY Dog Bone Squeaky Toys

These DIY Dog Paw Squeaky Toys are quick and easy to whip up, making them a perfect gift for your dog.

DIY Tug Toy

DIY t-shirt tug toy made from green, yellow, black, and gray t-shirts.

Make this DIY tug toy out of either old t-shirts or fleece. Your dog will love playing tug with you with this fun DIY toy.

DIY Crinkle Toy

These DIY crinkle toys are a fun way to repurpose old water bottles. Your dog will love chasing these crinkly toys around!

Tennis Ball Treat Dispenser

Create this fun DIY tennis ball treat dispenser to keep your dog entertained. This tennis ball toy has a secret compartment that dispenses treats when rolled.

DIY Christmas Stocking Dog Toy

This DIY Christmas stocking dog toy is a super festive way to keep your pup entertained this Christmas.

Dog Enrichment Toy

This DIY enrichment toy is a great gift for any active dog. This DIY enrichment box keeps your pup busy trying to get the treats inside.

PVC Food Dispensing Toy

This PVC food-dispensing toy is a great way to keep your dog entertained while making sure they get a healthy amount of exercise. It’s also a great way to feed those dogs that tend to eat a little too fast.

DIY Dog Beds

They say it’s the thought that counts and we couldn’t agree more! Make your pup a personalized dog bed this holiday season. There are several types of dog beds below so hopefully you will find one your dog will love.

DIY Fleece Dog Bed

Create this fun DIY fleece dog bed with an inexpensive fleece blanket or other cute fleece. This is a great, easy project for those who don’t want to sew but want to get their dog a new bed.

DIY Wood Pallet Dog Bed

This DIY wood pallet dog bed is a great way to repurpose old wooden pallets. This fun bed is comfortable, stylish, and customizable.

DIY Snuggle Sack

Create this cozy DIY snuggle sack as a special wintertime gift for your pup. Your dog will love napping or playing in this cozy sack (especially those that don’t enjoy the cold weather).

PVC Elevated Dog Bed

Create this PVC elevated dog bed in just a few steps from PVC and outdoor fabric. This elevated dog bed is comfortable and stylish.

Teepee Dog Bed

This teepee dog bed is perfect for your pup to lounge in. This DIY dog bed will look nice in any room of the house.

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats are another great gift idea for your dog. Try one of these delicious homemade dog treat recipes to show your dog how much you love them.

Apple Cinnamon DIY Dog Donut Cookies

These apple cinnamon DIY dog donut cookies are a great homemade dog treat to make for your dog.

Candy Cane Dog Treats

Candy cane dog treats on a Christmas background.

Make these candy cane dog treats as a fun and festive holiday gift for your dog. Your dog will love the delicious flavor of these homemade dog treats!

Christmas Bark Dog Treats

These Christmas bark dog treats are a yummy holiday gift for your dog. These homemade treats are filled with festive holiday flavors and colors.

Baby Food Dog Treats

Baby food dog treats in a variety of shapes.

This homemade dog treat recipe is made with just baby food. It’s easy to make and your dog will love the many flavor options.

Homemade Holiday Dog Treats

This homemade dog treat recipe is made with sweet potatoes. It makes a great healthy seasonal snack for your dog.

No-Bake Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

This easy, no-bake homemade dog treat recipe is made with pumpkin and peanut butter. It’s a delicious and healthy treat to give your dog for Christmas (or any time of the year).

Close up of no bake peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats.

Apple Mint Christmas Dog Bones

These apple mint Christmas dog bones are a delicious holiday treat for your dog. And any minty treat has the potential to help freshen their breath 🙂

Soft Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Orange pumpkin and white pumpkin with pumpkin dog treats.

This homemade dog treat recipe is made with peanut butter and pumpkin. It’s easy to make and your dog will love the soft, chewy texture. 

Dog Clothes

If you’re crafty, consider making your dog some new clothes for this holiday season. Try one (or more) of these fun and easy DIY dog clothes and give your dog the gift of a new outfit this year.

DIY Dog Hoodie

Keep your pup warm and stylish with their very own hoodie.  This DIY dog hoodie is simple and stylish.

DIY Christmas Tree Dog Sweater

This festive DIY Christmas tree dog sweater is perfect for the holiday season. It’s super cute and looks great on dogs of all sizes.

DIY Dog Scarf

Keep your dog cozy and stylish with a scarf this winter. This super cute DIY dog scarf is a great accessory for your dog this winter.

DIY Dog Bandana

This easy DIY dog bandana is the perfect gift for your dog. It’s a fun way to keep your dog stylish any time of the year.

Christmas Dress for Dogs

Get your dog in the holiday spirit with their very own Christmas dress. This cute dress is the perfect dog outfit for the holiday season. This dress is perfect for family Christmas photos. And if you have both male and female dogs, it pairs perfectly with the next outfit.

Santa Claus Dog Outfit

Keep your dog festive this holiday season with their very own Santa Claus dog outfit. This cute outfit is great for group photos or family photos.

Collars and Leashes

A nice new collar and leash are another great gift for your dog this holiday season. Check out some of these cute DIY ideas to make your pet’s collar unique.

Christmas Collar

This Christmas collar is perfect for the festive holiday season. It’s a cute accessory for your dog, especially for those holiday pictures everyone takes. Though this is a super cute collar, this one is not suitable for use for walks (it’s decorative only).

Paracord Dog Leash

This DIY paracord dog leash is stylish and durable. Your dog will love walking around with this comfortable and sturdy leash.

Paracord Dog Collar

This paracord dog collar is simple but stylish. It’s made with durable materials, which makes it great for any dog. This collar would also pair great with the paracord leash above, especially if you use matching paracord for both.

DIY Dog Care Items

If you’re looking for DIY dog care items, try some of these tutorials.

DIY Dog Shampoo

Make your own DIY dog shampoo using this quick tutorial. This is an easy way to care for your dog’s coat without spending too much money on doggy shampoo

DIY Dog Paw Balm

Make sure your dog’s paws are always soft and moisturized with this DIY dog paw balm tutorial. This is a great winter care item for your dog.

Dog Dishes

If you’re looking to jazz up your dog’s mealtime, check out these cute tutorials for dog dishes and accessories.

DIY Dog Dish Mat

This paw-shaped mat is the perfect place for your dog to place their dishes. It’s a cute way to organize your dog’s food and water bowls.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand

This DIY dog bowl stand is a nice way to elevate your dog’s food and water dishes. This stand is both beautiful and functional.

DIY Dog Bowl Stand with Storage Area

This DIY dog dish stand is elevated and has storage for food or other accessories. This is an ideal way to keep your dog’s food organized.

Christmas Decorations

While Christmas decorations are more of a gift for you than your dog, you may want to add some sparkle to your home with these homemade dog-themed holiday decorations and ornaments.

Dog Bone Christmas Stocking

You’ll feel extra festive when you hang this handmade dog bone-shaped Christmas stocking up on your mantle.

Dog Paw Stocking

These paw-shaped Christmas stockings are the perfect way to welcome Santa’s arrival this year.

Dog Paw Wreath

Add some holiday cheer to your front door while also showing how much you love your dog with this dog paw wreath.

Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath for Dog Lovers

Add some festive cheer to any space with this burlap deco mesh dog-themed wreath.

Dog Treat Ornaments

Who doesn’t love ornaments? These cute ornaments made with your dog’s favorite dog treats are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree.

DIY Dog Bone Ornament

These cute dog bone ornaments are quick and easy to make. Use these DIY dog bone ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree, a winter wreath, or anything else you can think of.

Storage for the Dog Stuff

Storage is another gift that is more for you than your dog, but if you get them some of these homemade gifts for Christmas, you may want a place to store them. Check out these helpful tutorials to get your dog’s gifts organized.

DIY Dog Toy Box

This adorable dog toy box is a great way to keep all of your dog’s toys in one place.  It’s a practical, and cute, way to keep the house organized.

DIY Dog Treat Jar

Make a homemade treat jar for your dog this holiday season. It’s a cute way to store your dog’s treats all year.

Dog Leash Holder

This DIY dog leash holder is a cute way to store your dog’s leashes. It’s an easy and functional way to keep all of your dog’s accessories in one place.


If your dog is anything like mine, he or she will be happy to get anything for Christmas (especially if it’s food). Plus it’s a great way to show that you care about them! With these ideas and tutorials, there’s something here to meet every dog’s needs. Whether they need a new collar or some clothes to keep warm this winter, we have just what you need! Which of these DIY gifts for dogs will be under your tree this year?

Happy holidays from my dogs (Morgan and Luna) to yours!

1 thought on “DIY Gifts That Will Wow Your Dog This Year”

  1. Thanks for these cute ideas! I got my mother a subscription to a
    pooper scooper in her area since it’s getting harder for her to keep up. Hope she loves it! Although it’s not technically for the dog, I think he’ll appreciate a cleaner place to play!

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