DIY Christmas gifts for pets

DIY Christmas Gifts for Pets

Christmastime is the perfect time to show the furriest members of the family how much they’re loved. And what better way to show your love than with a delicious homemade treat? Or a toy in a paw stocking hung from the chimney with care?

We’ll show you how to create a delicious and healthy treat for your dog, some felted toys for your cat to bat around and an adorable pet stocking that’s perfect for both. Tail-wagging thanks are guaranteed! (Unless you just have cats, in which case you’ll have to settle for some affectionate head-butting.)

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Doggie treats  

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Hallmark photo stylist Nicole Cawlfield provides a delicious and nutritious treat perfect for canine companions. A bone or dog cookie cutter and a few simple ingredients will have your dog begging for more. Read the full post on our Think.Make.Share. blog.

Download Nicole’s homemade dog treats recipe

Kitty toys  

DIY Christmas gifts for pets

These kitty toys were created by Hallmark artist Susan Crilley and tested by some very willing participants in editor Jeanne Field’s house. And the final judgment? Two tails up!

Download Susan’s cat toy instructions

Paw-some stocking  

DIY Christmas gifts for pets

Hallmark artist Susan Crilley also designed a delightful stocking for a furry friend. Her inspiration? A fuzzy scarf! It all comes together in two shakes of a puppy’s paw, and we’ll show you how.

Download Susan’s pet stocking pattern and instructions

Susan Crilley is a senior designer at Hallmark. She's been drawing, stitching, and crafting for longer than she can remember—and an animal lover for even longer than that. Susan lives with her husband, two keeshonds, two cats, a chinchilla and a leopard tortoise.

Nicole Cawlfield is a photo stylist, artist and novice gardener. She spends her time making things pretty, dogs happy, and her table healthful with the amazing veggies she babysits from seed.