Give Adopted Pets a Happy Home for the Holidays

We’re teaming up with do-it-yourself expert Brit Morin to showcase easy and fun projects to celebrate your adopted pet this holiday season

Creative gifts for pet loversDon’t forget your best friend this holiday season. Our family members with four legs deserve a special gift under the tree. We’re teaming up with do-it-yourself expert Brit Morin to showcase easy and fun projects to celebrate your adopted pet this holiday season. 

Brit's first project: Paw Print StampsLove your pet’s paw so much, you want to turn it into art? If your dog or cat is really well-behaved, you can actually use their paw and print up a whole poster or wrapping paper. Or, you can take inspiration from their paw and create a potato stamp or linocut stamp of your own. Watch Brit's video to learn how:

 

 

Brit's second project: Etched Glass Treat Jars: Make a personalized gift your cat or dog will love by etching his or her name onto a clear treat jar full of his favorite goodies. Take this to the next level by filling your jars with homemade treats -- it would make the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for friends who have pets.

 

Check out Brit's Other Holiday DIY Projects

DIY Pet Pillows: Create a photo album on your couch by creating your very own pet pillows. All you need to create your own is a photo of your pet, iron-on transfer paper, fabric, and a sewing machine. If you're not up for the sewing task, you can iron the photo onto an existing pillow or pillowcase and make it that much sweeter.

DIY Photo Ornaments: Turn up your tree’s swag by adding your pet’s best pose. Holidays are all about the photos to capture the memories, so place these memories on your tree for everyone to see!  Create a little floating diorama in a clear ornament by printing photos of your pet on cardstock and prop them up right inside the ornament. Bonus points if you toss a bit of confetti in as well!

Homemade Holiday Treats: Every dog or cat deserves a yummy treat, so why not bake some with love? These Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats are not only delicious – they make a great stocking stuffer.

Get Brit's tips on how to build these DIY projects at home this holiday season.

Share Your #PetsHappyHome Projects With Us

Feeling inspired by Brit’s tips? We want to see how you’re making your adopted pet’s house a home for the holidays. Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #petshappyhome. One submission, chosen by Brit, will be featured on her website, Brit + Co.