8 Pawsome DIYs Pet Parents Should Try ASAP

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Before you blow an entire paycheck (again) on brand new gear for your fur baby, we're here to tell you that you can give them the same fun toys and adorable outfits with a little DIY magic. Check out this list of 8 pawsome, money-saving ideas you can try at home. Your fluffy friends will thank you!

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Before you blow an entire paycheck (again) on brand new gear for your fur baby, we're here to tell you that you can give them the same fun toys and adorable outfits with a little DIY magic. Check out this list of 8 pawsome, money-saving ideas you can try at home. Your fluffy friends will thank you!

Create a Cardboard Bus Cat House

Create a cardboard bus cat house

It's time to put that empty cardboard box that's been lying around for the past week to good use. Give your kitty a brand new set of wheels with this DIY VW bus. Surf's up, dudes!

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It's time to put that empty cardboard box that's been lying around for the past week to good use. Give your kitty a brand new set of wheels with this DIY VW bus. Surf's up, dudes!

Make Your Own Flea Killing Shampoo

Make your own flea killing shampoo

Keep your furry friend free of little critters by making your own flea killing shampoo with just a few household ingredients. It's super easy to make and will save you a trip to the store.

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Keep your furry friend free of little critters by making your own flea killing shampoo with just a few household ingredients. It's super easy to make and will save you a trip to the store.

Repurpose a Container Into a Kitty Litter Scoop

Repurpose a container into a kitty litter scoop

Before you toss that empty kitty litter container, here's a way to transform it into something new. This homemade kitty litter scoop takes just a few minutes to complete and is the purr-fect recycling project.

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Before you toss that empty kitty litter container, here's a way to transform it into something new. This homemade kitty litter scoop takes just a few minutes to complete and is the purr-fect recycling project.

Turn an Old Sweater Into an Adorable Dog Sweater

Turn an old sweater into an adorable dog sweater

Let's be real—store-bought dog outfits can get pretty pricey. Luckily, if you've got an old sweater lying around and can work your way around a basic sewing machine, you can make your own! This DIY dog sweater tutorial will keep your pup nice and warm while they flex on the other dogs at the park.

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Let's be real—store-bought dog outfits can get pretty pricey. Luckily, if you've got an old sweater lying around and can work your way around a basic sewing machine, you can make your own! This DIY dog sweater tutorial will keep your pup nice and warm while they flex on the other dogs at the park.

Try These Pet Hair Removal Hacks

Try these pet hair removal hacks

Avoid pulling out that loud vacuum cleaner every time your little one sits on the sofa. These three surprising hacks will remove pet hair from furniture in a flash without all the noise.

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Avoid pulling out that loud vacuum cleaner every time your little one sits on the sofa. These three surprising hacks will remove pet hair from furniture in a flash without all the noise.

Sew a Simple Doggie Waste Bag Dispenser

Sew a simple doggie waste bag dispenser

This DIY doggie bag dispenser is a fun accessory for the next time your pup does his business. Everyone will be asking where you got it, and you'll get to brag about your sewing skills.

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This DIY doggie bag dispenser is a fun accessory for the next time your pup does his business. Everyone will be asking where you got it, and you'll get to brag about your sewing skills.

Crochet a Dapper Dog Sweater

Crochet a dapper dog sweater

No sewing machine? No problem! Crocheting is actually a lot easier than it may look. Try your hand at this DIY dog sweater idea and add some flair to your pooch's wardrobe.

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No sewing machine? No problem! Crocheting is actually a lot easier than it may look. Try your hand at this DIY dog sweater idea and add some flair to your pooch's wardrobe.

Build a Simple Pet Gate With PVC Pipes

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Designate pet-safe spaces in your home with these simple DIY pet gates made from PVC pipes. This project is extremely affordable, easy to install and will keep your fur baby out of trouble while you're away.

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Designate pet-safe spaces in your home with these simple DIY pet gates made from PVC pipes. This project is extremely affordable, easy to install and will keep your fur baby out of trouble while you're away.

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