Stylish crafts add country-charm to your cat or dog (or goat or chicken)
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.
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.
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."
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
Just Jen has the free pet craft knitting pattern.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.