Turn Old Shirts into a DIY Dog Toy

Sometimes it feels like you spend tons of money on toys that your pup destroys in just a few days. Instead, use some old cotton shirts to make a fun braid toy for free.

Your dog will have just as good a time with this DIY toy, you won’t have to shell out any money, and you’ll get rid of a few old shirts (plus, if you have more shirts, you can make it again!). Here’s how to make it:

Cut nine 20inx2in strips and knot them together at one end.

Split the strips into threes and braid them together. You’re essentially creating three stronger strips for the braid by dividing the nine strips into threes.

Leave a little fabric unbraided at the end and tie another knot.

Now you’re ready to play tug-o’-war with your dog! Since this toy is made from old shirts, it is best suited for small or medium sized dogs (big ones will likely rip it apart quickly). If you have a ton of old shirts, you can make a pile of these to give to friends with dogs or to a local shelter (if they take toy donations).

Keep in mind that you need to pick toys best suited to your dog. If they tend to eat things they shouldn’t, this may not be a suitable toy for them. You don’t want them to end up eating any loose fabric and wind up taking them to the vet for a costly removal. Be extra careful and make sure to keep an eye on them so this doesn’t happen.

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About steventorresramos

I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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