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Your dog will love this DIY tug toy

Eileen is the creative blogger behind Yes Missy, a DIY fashion and lifestyle blog. She has a special love for making jewelry and dainty accessories. When she’s not crafting, you can find her antiquing and exploring new places to brunch. ...

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

What are the two favorite dog games of all time? Fetch and tug-of-war! This DIY dog toy combines the two into a fun toy your pup can retrieve and wrestle with. Making this ball-and-tug dog toy is quick, easy and requires no sewing at all. With just a couple of recycled items from around the house, Fido will have hours of enjoyment.

DIY ball & tug dog toy

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

Supplies:

  • 1 Old T-shirt
  • 1 Tennis ball
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Snipping up your shirt

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

Lay your T-shirt on a flat surface, and mark off your cuts. You’ll want to make 2 pieces that are about 5-6 inches wide and a thinner strip about 2 inches wide. Once you cut up your T-shirt, you’ll end up with 3 tube-like pieces. Simply snip each of them at one of the ends to make them into long straps.

2. X marks the spot

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

Lay the 2 wide strips in the shape of an X, and place the tennis ball in the middle.

3. Wrap it up

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

Wrap the ball with all layers, and gather the strips at the bottom of the ball. Take your skinny strip, and tie a tight double knot to secure the fabric-wrapped ball. Now you should have four wide strips hanging from the base of your ball.

4. Just a little more snipping

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

Take 1 of the 4 wide strips, and separate it from the rest. Cut this piece into 3 even sections.

5. Braid that rope

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

Braid the 3 newly cut strips until you get near the bottom, and then tie the ends with 1 of the strips. Snip the ends so they’re even. Then repeat steps 5 and 6 with the rest of the remaining strips of cloth.

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

And here’s your finished dog toy! Now it’s time to test it out with your furry friend.

Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend.

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