Cottage Chic Pet Crafts

Posted by on Aug 07, 2012

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Tom Davie / studiotwentysix2


Pet-cott the Petcos with their bevy of plastic crafts that lack individuality and style. Even more, most collections host accessories and home decor exclusive to Fido and Fluffy. What about the goats and chickens of our family brood? We’ve gathered our favorite pet crafts that celebrate all of our pets, each complete with a country cottage charm.

chicken pet craft
Spring Chicken 

A cheery country chicken uses bright pastels and prints for a unique pet craft. Stuff the toy with sand for a door stopper, or allow it to roost throughout the house for instant cottage-inspired home decor. 
Head to Sew Mama Sew for the free pet craft sewing pattern. 
vintage soda pop crate becomes a pet bed
Hop on Soda Pop 

What says American country charm better than vintage soda bottles and crates? These wooden boxes become stylish pet beds with little more than a warm patina on the crate and foam covered in a trendy canvas print. Consider wood burning the box with a unique image or phrase, like "Sleepy Time."  
Head to Studio Twenty Six to buy the pet crate, or learn about wood burning pet bowls via this CraftFoxes post. 
goat pet craft toy
Billy the Kid 

This 12.5-centimeter knit goat toy has crochet horns and lots of personality. Originally, its head stuck out stubbornly from a knit tea cozy but a body was added later. To customize this craft, choose yarn that matches your favorite billy, doe or kid, and then hang an embroidered name tag about the neck. 
Just Jen has the free pet craft knitting pattern. 
crochet pet craft bed
Cave In

Reminiscent of braided rugs in front of a chugging fireplace, this crochet pet cave offers cats, ferrets and even small dogs escape from the winter cold. Choose bright reds and yellows for a cottage styling, and reinforce the nest's bottom with felt or heavy canvas for durability and charm. 
For the free pet craft nest crochet pattern, go to Eilen Tein
pet craft silhouette card
Custom Cards 

Turn your pet’s profile into stylish stationary. Countrify the pet craft by pairing red gingham scrapbook paper with a delicate rose print. Stitch stars or even embroider the cardstock with a simple phrase like “Thank you.” 
Get the free silhouette pet craft from Meremade
embroidered pet craft
Festive Dog 

Steal the silhouette tutorial from above and create an embroidered pillow, dish towel or pet cushion featuring your puppy with antlers a la “The Grinch.” Not interested in a Christmas theme? Add a lion’s mane or thought bubble, instead. 
Orange You Lucky shares the free pet craft embroidery how-to.  
fishbowl quilt
Fish Out of Water  

This simple quilt for cats not only keeps pet hair off embroidered cushions and footstools but also offers a fish-in-cheek reminder of what your feline probably wishes she was doing: sitting next to a fish tank, eyeing her next meal. 
Interested in making your own quilt pet craft? Evil Mad Scientist has the free photo tutorial.  
pet craft bandana
Band Together

Bandanas are no longer exclusive to wild west bandits. Even Benji can stay stylish when doing the farm chores with this custom bandana made from scrap fabric or leather harvested from an unwanted purse. Add sequins, embroidery or even a tiny pocket to add a touch of personality to the pet craft. 
The Thrifty Crafter shares the free bandana pet craft. 

Image credits (from top): Tom Davie / studiotwentysix2, Bad Skirt, Tom Davie / studiotwentysix2, Just Jen, Eilen Tein, Meremade, Orange You Lucky, Evil Mad Scientist and The Thrifty Crafter.  

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