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DIY pet toys for Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we get to spend time with our families and see their faces when we give them our presents – which we always hope is a good reaction.

So, naturally, we want to include our pets in our Christmas celebrations. And let’s be honest, half the fun is in watching them unwrap their gifts!

Giving your dog a present doesn’t have to cost the earth – in fact, we have some great presents that you can make on a tiny budget that your pets will love.


Destruction box

Keep your dog’s brain busy and active on a rainy day with our DIY destruction box.

Snuffle mat

Snuffle mats are a great way to keep your dog mentally stimulated by encouraging them to solve a puzzle using their impressive sense of smell.

Flirt pole

Get in touch with your dog’s natural instinct with this easy to make flirt pole! Fantastic for dogs who love to chase – especially those with a higher chase drive than others, like sighthounds.

Water bottle toys

Leftover water bottles? We have some creative ways to recycle your water bottles into dog toys that your pooch will love! There's a fun crunch toy and a brain training treat dispenser. You're welcome!


Cat wand

Helping to curb a cat’s natural hunting instinct, the cat wand provides an outlet for excess energy.

Puzzle feeder

Give your cat a mental work out with this DIY puzzle ball.

Sock cat toy

Learn how to make a cheap sock toy that your cat will love wrestling with.


Tunnel for small pets

Even small pets need entertaining, and this little tunnel will keep them nice and busy, as well as being very cheap and quick to make.

— Page last updated 25/10/2021

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