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Crafting Your Way to Cozy: DIY Fall Dog Crafts That Sell Like Hotcakes


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Don't you love when the leaves change and the air turns crisp? It's bittersweet saying "see ya next year, summer," but it's the perfect time to tap into your creative side and indulge in some autumn-inspired DIY crafting. And if you're a dog lover looking to make a little extra cash while doing what you love, you're in the right place!


In this blog post, we'll explore a range of charming and marketable fall-themed dog crafts that not only warm hearts but also fill pockets.


So, roll up your sleeves, gather your supplies, and let's get crafting for a paws-itively profitable season!



Handmade Dog Bandanas


Show your pup's fall spirit with custom bandanas in cozy autumn colors. These are a hit at local craft fairs and online marketplaces.


Here are some cool tutorials:


  1. If you sew, or are interested in learning, check out How to Sew an Easy Dog Bandana by Spoonflower

  2. Love this easy Dog Bandana Crochet How To, you can follow the free pattern with your own autumn-inspired color schemes. Credit to Okie Girl Bling N' Things.

  3. Or for the knitters, Free Dog Bandana Knitting Pattern, thanks to Handy Little Me.

  4. Dalmation DIY has an awesome No Sew Dog Bandana Tutorial.


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Etsy Seller: Dog Hug


 

Fall-Inspired Dog Treats:


Whip up a batch of dog-friendly pumpkin spice treats that capture the essence of the season. Package them beautifully for an irresistible purchase.


Here are some yummy recipes!

  1. Pumpkin Spice Dog Treat Recipe by Vintage Kitty.

  2. My dogs go crazy over these No-Bake Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats on Kol Chak Puggle's blog.

  3. Lola The Pitty (seriously, one of my FAVORITE blogs!) has a delicious Apple Crunch Pupcake recipe.

  4. These Pumpkin FroYo Bites are super cute, thanks to Irresistible Pets!

  5. Golden Daily Scoop's Frozen Blueberry Skeleton Dog Treats Recipe is one that you need to try!

Don't forget the cookie cutters or adorable molds:




 

Fall-Themed Dog Toys


Create charming, fall-themed dog toys with durable materials.


Some ideas listed below:

  1. An easy go-to: Ball and Rope Tug Toy, you can get the tutorial here.

  2. Have old shirts lying around that you know you're never going to wear? Turn them into a Braided T-Shirt Toy, especially if they're fall colors!

  3. Snuffle Mats have become increasingly popular, make one using this tutorial with fall-theme colors. Added bonus - sell small homemade dog treats with a snuggle mat for extra profit!

  4. These super cute knitted "Fetch" dog toys would be a hit at a craft fair I bet (I would definitely buy one, or seven).


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DIY Doggie Sweaters


Another one for the crafty knitters or crocheters, design stylish dog sweaters featuring fall patterns. They're not only fashionable but also functional.


Free Knitting Patterns:

  1. Striped Dog Sweater by Love Crafts

  2. Candy Corn Sweater by Yarnspirations

  3. Proud Puppy Dog Sweater by Lion Brand

Free Crochet Patterns:


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Autumn-Inspired Dog Collars


Craft unique dog collars with fall-themed fabrics or decorations. They make for eye-catching and practical accessories.


Check out this dog collar and leash sewing tutorial on We All Sew. You can find some adorable fall-themed fabric to choose from here.


Or for the non-sewers, this Paracord dog collar video tutorial is pretty awesome.


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Etsy Seller: Puddle Jumper Pups


 

Doggy Advent Calendar


Get a head start on the holiday season by making and selling doggy advent calendars filled with tasty treats.


All For The Memories has an incredible detailed tutorial on how to make a dog advent calendar:

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Seasonal Dog Bath Products


Create natural, dog-friendly shampoo bars with fall scents like apple or cinnamon. These make great gifts for pet parents.


  1. 5 DIY dog shampoo recipes on Fabulously Frugal.

  2. Dogster also has some homemade dog shampoo recipes to combat dry skin, which is a must-have for autumn months.

  3. This Dog's Life has 3 recipes for doggy dry shampoo that would make for great products to sell at craft fairs.


Another fun product to make and sell would be homemade bars of soap using dog-themed molds.


The Spruce Crafts talks about the different methods to soapmaking on their blog. You can read it here.


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Etsy Seller: Enjoy Mold Art


 

Festive Doggie Bow Ties


Craft adorable bow ties that easily attach to your pup's collar. They're a stylish addition to any autumn outing.


Helpful Homemade has the most adorable tutorial for a no-sew dog bow tie. I mean, look at how handsome this guy is in his new accessory!

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Another option to make a doggy bowtie: I found this awesome and simple video tutorial here.


You can also make flower accessories for the female dogs. Check out this video tutorial.


 

Pet Portrait Drawings


If you're artistically inclined, offer custom pet portrait drawings with a fall background. These personalized pieces are cherished by pet owners.


Or you can even draw portraits of different dog breeds and then have them printed on stickers. Who doesn't love stickers?? AND dog stickers? Those would be an easy sell!



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Etsy Seller: Sheppard Portraits



Pet Blankets


Another fun and in-demand craft to sell would be pet blankets. For the crafty knitters or crocheters, design cozy dog sweaters featuring fall colors.


Here are some ideas and how-tos:

  1. Ridiculously Easy DIY No-Sew Dog (or Anyone!) Blanket by Dalmation DIY

  2. Snuggle Blanket by Diana Rambles

  3. Prairie Woman Arts has a quick and easy Flannel Blanket Tutorial.

Love this free dog blanket crochet pattern by Crochet It Creations:

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With a little creativity and a lot of love, you can turn your passion for crafting into a profitable venture this fall. These DIY dog crafts not only embrace the spirit of the season but also appeal to pet owners looking to spoil their furry companions.


So, gather your crafting supplies, put on your thinking cap, and start crafting your way to success this autumn! 🍂🐾


Header Photo by Sdf Rahbar on Unsplash


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