The next time you feel like purging your closet, consider making a DIY t-shirt rope toy for your pup! This project takes about five minutes, repurposes old clothes, and gives your dog a new, exciting gift without breaking your wallet.
And it turns out that cutting up old shirts is really, really gratifying.
Making a DIY t-shirt rope toy
Here’s what you’ll need:
Yep, that’s it. 2-3 old t-shirts you’re ready to part with and a pair of scissors.
Fabric scissors work best, but your dog is not going to care how cleanly you cut the shirts up.
Step 1: Cut the t-shirts
Cut your t-shirts into either 9 or 12 strips– enough to braid the toy with 3 or 4 strips in each strand.
Try to keep them narrow enough to knot up at either end of the toy.
Step 2: Braid the strips
Braid the strips together in groups of three or four (depending on how many t-shirts you use) and knot them up at either end.
Et voilà! Your dog has a new DIY t-shirt rope toy and you just won the award for best dog parent on the block.
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