If you’re a dog owner, there’s a good chance you love spending time making things for your furry friend.
Why not turn your crafting skills into a business you can run in your spare time by selling dog accessories and treats?
There are many different profitable crafts you can make, so here are 19 ideas to get you started!
You’ll have tails everywhere wagging with delight with your DIY dog crafts.
Where to Sell Your Handmade Dog Crafts
Not sure where you can sell your pet crafts when you get started? Here are a few great ideas:
- at a craft show
- at the local dog parks
- put some of your products on display with local groomers or vets
- advertise your dog crafts on social media
- set up on online shop on Etsy
- put an ad in local papers or church bulletins
With lots of creative ways to find customers these days, the sky is the limit when it comes to selling your handmade items.
DIY Profitable Dog Crafts to Make and Sell
From bandanas to dog shampoo, here are several great accessories and dog products that you can make at home and start selling today.
1. Homemade Dog Shampoo Bars
Get your dog squeaky clean with homemade dog shampoo bars that you make yourself.
These bars created by Oh, The Things We’ll Make are a great item to have in your shop, especially now that more people are concerned about what goes into their pet’s grooming products.
Using a bar soap on pets is great because, since dogs are bathed less often than humans, they require a more deep-cleaning shampoo.
This homemade soap is made with essential oils that are safe for dogs and are known for repelling insects.
2. DIY Dog Snuffle Mat
Try making some of these DIY dog snuffle mats from Happiest Camper to add to your pet store.
Dogs tend to act out when they are bored, but toys that mentally challenge them can help deter that. What a great selling point!
Luckily, this is a no-sew snuffle mat that you can make in about an hour. To use the product, just place it on the floor and scatter some treats in the fluffy fleece strips.
Your furry friend will nose around in the material trying to find their tasty treats.
3. Dog Christmas Stocking
Dog lovers will love having personalized Christmas stockings for their dogs during the holiday season.
We just love that instead of the traditional “foot” shape of the stocking, this stocking from Pillar Blue Box is made in a paw shape, complete with a paw print instead.
What a great gift idea! Of course, you’ll want to offer dog owners some of your other DIY crafts to go along with these stockings, such as dog toys and dog treats.
4. DIY Dog Beds
DIY dog beds are easy and affordable to make. This tutorial from Tanya Staab shows you how to make one for $20 in about 30 minutes.
At only 30 minutes per dog bed, you can easily whip up lots of them in a day to sell.
Not only can you market these to the dog moms and dads on social media, but local groomers, vets, and shelters may be interested, too.
5. Dog Bandanas
Use this free dog bandana pattern from Heather Handmade to whip up lots of cute bandanas for your customers.
One of the great things about bandanas is that you can make them with scraps of fabric that you have leftover from other projects or even old clothes.
Plus, you can easily create some for the different holidays and seasons by swapping out the fabric for holiday patterns.
Offer personalization for an added fee if your customers would like their pets’ name added.
6. Denim Dog Toys
Make sturdy denim dog toys to sell! This is a great way to recycle your own old denim or to use cheap thrift store finds in a new and creative way.
Simple materials are the best, aren’t they?
The only real expense you’ll have for these DIY dog toys from Pillar Blue Box is the squeaker you put inside along with the fiberfill.
7. Dog Bowl Stands
Did you know that some dogs have difficulty eating when the dishes are not elevated?
So, many times, a dog bowl stand like this one from Sarah Hearts isn’t just a piece of home decor or a way to make the dish look more aesthetic—it’s a necessity.
You, too, can make these for your customers if you’re handy with power tools.
8. DIY Removable Dog Bed Cover
Dog beds can get covered in fur quickly, and it’s not always easy to toss a dog bed in the wash, especially if you have a large pup.
Removable dog bed covers really come in hand for folks who deal with large dog beds!
Using cotton canvas is a great idea for a dog bed cover because it’s light enough to sew but durable.
While you may need to make some in custom sizes for your customers, you can get an idea of the common dog bed sizes if you want to make some ahead of time to increase your inventory.
Get the tutorial for this clever dog craft from Sustain My Craft Habit.
9. Holiday Scarves (or Bandanas)
This no-sew doggy scarf (or dog bandana, if you prefer) from Sarah Hearts is the cutest!
It’s also one of the easiest handmade crafts on this list because it’s a no-sew project, so it’s a good choice if you’re not the best with a sewing machine.
Although you can cut the bandanas and hearts by hand, if you have a Cricut or another cutting machine, you can make them even faster.
Homemade Dog Treats to Make and Sell
Every pup needs a little pampering. Make these homemade dog treats to start your own biz.
We have some great ideas for different flavors and recipes to try below, but the possibilities are endless.
Homemade pet treats are one of the easiest ways to make money by selling to pet lovers. Put them in cute paw print bags or in mason jars with pretty labels.
10. Liver Dog Treats
Make these liver dog treats from Spoiled Hounds. They are tiny and perfect for training man’s best friend.
They’re delicious and nutritious for your dog and are made with chicken liver, oatmeal, eggs, and coconut oil.
These wholesome ingredients provide iron, protein, fiber, and healthy oils that are great for a dog’s fur and skin.
11. Cheddar Beef Dog Treats
Combine two of a dog’s favorite flavors of dog food—beef and cheese—to make these appetizing cheddar beef dog biscuits.
They don’t contain any preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors, and dog owners will love that aspect.
Follow the recipe from Barth Bakery to make the perfect pup-pampering treats.
12. Chicken Jerky for Dogs
Dogs love chicken jerky, and with homemade treats, you know only the highest quality ingredients go into making them.
This is a terrific selling point since so many pet owners are hesitant to buy dog jerky from stores.
These chicken jerky dog treats by Spoiled Hounds are easy dog crafts that are budget-friendly and shelf-stable, too.
If you want to make and sell chicken jerky, add a label to the packaging that reminds pet owners to always watch their dogs when they give them jerky and other chewy treats.
13. Peanut Butter Bacon Doggie Donuts
Spoil your furry friend with the most delectable doggie donuts around! They’re made with all-natural ingredients are are a wonderful gourmet snack for potential customers who really want to spoil their pooches.
They’re perfect for doggie birthdays or the holidays. These are flavored with peanut butter and bacon and are topped with a honey yogurt glaze.
Get the recipe from Barth Bakery to get started!
14. Dog Treats for Bad Breath
As much as we love our pets, any dog lover will admit that sometimes their dog has bad breath! And since those lovable hounds get in our faces a lot, we often look for remedies.
That’s where these dog treats for bad breath come in.
Follow the recipe from Spoiled Hounds to make tasty treats with coconut and oat flour, fresh mint and parsley, egg, and coconut oil.
Use organic ingredients if you want to market them as organic dog treats!
15. Beef Jerky for Dogs
Here’s another great jerky recipe for dogs from Jerkyholic. This time, it’s for beef jerky made with lean ground beef and ground cinnamon.
It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
The easiest way to make dog jerky is by using a dehydrator, but you can also bake this in the oven for 3-5 hours.
16. Hypoallergenic Dog Treats
Some dogs can’t tolerate peanut butter (or perhaps the animal lover in the home is severely allergic), so for them, make some hypoallergic dog treats using this recipe from This Mama Cooks.
They’re the perfect homemade gifts and can be adapted for other types of allergies, including making them gluten-free, grain-free, or dairy-free, according to a dog’s specific diet.
17. Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
Tails will wag when they smell and taste these sweet potato dog treats from Amanda’s Cookin’.
You can make these 5-ingredient treats in under 35 minutes, so make several batches for your customers!
They’ll look super cute wrapped in cellophane and tied with paw print ribbon. Or, you could offer cute dog treat cookie jars that are filled with your homemade treats.
18. Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats
When the dog days of summer are here, your customers and their furry friends will be looking for a way to cool off. That’s where these blueberry frozen dog treats come in!
All you need for these popular pupsicles are yogurt, blueberries, and bananas. Sticking to simple ingredients helps keep these affordable, and they’re better for dogs’ tummies, too.
Get the recipe from Peel with Zeal!
19. Sweet Potato and Turkey Dog Treats
These sweet potato and turkey dog treats will come in handy during the holidays when you have plenty of leftover turkey to make them with.
However, you can use leftover chicken just as easily during other times of the year.
Follow the recipe from Two Healthy Kitchens to make these simple and tasty treats.
These dog-themed projects are sure to be a hit, and you’ll have so much fun making them. So, what are you waiting for?
Get started on one of these easy crafts for dogs today to start making some extra money ASAP!
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