When it comes to our pets, we fully admit that we’re those nerdy pet owners who probably go more out of the way to make our pets feel and look good than some people might for their kids. The animals in our house are totally spoiled, but they’re so well behaved and loving that we just feel they’ve earned a bit of special treatment! That’s why no one in our lives will be surprised to learn that we often craft for our dogs. We’ve made them all kinds of things throughout the years but possibly one of our favourite things to make and remake so that they have all kinds of styles and options is their collars! There’s just something about a cute, customized collar that’s way more fun to use with your dog at walk time than one that you’ve simply picked out and purchased at a store. That’s why we’ve got a whole list of awesome DIY tutorials and collar ideas bookmarked in our browser, ready to be tried out any time we get bored of the ones our dogs are wearing or burn through one we made a long time ago.
Just in case you’re as intrigued by the idea of making your dogs fun DIY collars in unique styles as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the best designs, ideas, and tutorials we’ve come across in our search so far!
1. Sparkly dog collar from a fashionable belt
Whenever we possibly can, we try to make a large portion of the crafts we make for ourselves and others from things that are already around our house. That way, things get reused and upcycled rather than being thrown out or left to clutter our space up! That’s why we thought this sparkly belt to dog collar outlined in just a few simple steps on Rodney Habib was such a good idea.
2. DIY dog collar from a shirt collar
Do you have a dog who is very well behaved indeed and you think the idea of him looking as prim and proper as he acts is just completely hilarious? Then we have a feeling you’ll get a total kick out of the way Way Groovy created a funny little dog collar that actually looks like a fashionable shirt collar… because that’s exactly what it’s made from! This project is a great way to reuse some of those old buttoned shirts that have been sitting around unworn since last year.
3. Friendship bracelet knotted dog collar
If you’re going to make your dog an awesome DIY collar, would you actually prefer that it be a craft your kids can help you with? Well, as long as they’ve already learned how to make summertime style friendship bracelets like the kind you probably created at camp when you were a kid, they’ll totally already have the skills they’ll need to make these adorable knotted dog collars featured on Everyday Dishes! The technique for the band of the collar is basically the same until it’s time to attach the buckle and tag.
4. Lace trim and pearls fashionista dog collar
Have you actually been scrolling through our list so far and thinking about how your prissy little pooch might look best in something frilly, lacy, and adorable to match her funny personality and fluffy appearance? Then maybe you’d prefer a look that’s a little more “high fashion” instead! We completely adore the way Fashionista Chicago created their unique collar out of fabric trim, lace, and even a string of pearls.