Organize your puppy (DIY treat holder)

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”

-Charles M. Schultz




You just got a puppy right? Or maybe you are getting ready to buy one? Oh I hope you are! Puppies are so fun!

If you are reading this after you got a wee fur ball, you probably already bought tons of stuff for him or her. A crate, toys, treats, everything the Petco guy told you to get.

But now it’s everywhere, especially the loose treat bags, huh?

Here is a quick solution that looks great in the process.

before and after


All you need is a JAR and RUB-ON LETTERS


How to make it:

This is simple simple!

Simply follow the instructions on the back of you rub-on letters and voila!

I choose to use the words that described my puppies best when they want a treat. :)

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PS: while I was taking pictures, they came over and each took a turn begging. lol

Check out some other puppy organizing tips below:

Leash holder


What words did you use? Tell me below in the comment section, or on Twitter @DIYCaroline


DIY dog tug toy

We got new little puppies!


DIY tug toy

Yepperdoodles! They are the cutest little things on the face of the earth. Like seriously, it should be illegal to be that cute! :)

Our big ol’ Yeller dog passed on after about 10 years of being part of our family so we after about 2 months after his death, we decided to look into getting little pups. This time, two little ones! :D 

They were born October 18 and we got them when they were 7 weeks old.

They have soooooo much fun playing tug-a-war with anything that I figured it was time to give them a pull toy, so here it is!

what you need




  • 1” rope @ 3 foot long
  • Tennis ball
  • Drill with 1” drill bit
  • Scissors
  • The ability to tie a knot

how to make it



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Start by drilling a hole in the tennis ball. Unless you are giving this away to a friend or selling them, you don’t need to buy new tennis balls. Just get an old one your pups play with.

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Tie a knot at one end of the rope

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Thread the ball on to the other side

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Tie another knot on the other end (you’re almost done!)

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Cut off the excess rope and shake the toy (like a dog) so the ends fray

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There you have it! Give it to those cutie pie dogs of yours and let them tug away!

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Thanks for reading! Tell me your thoughts on Twitter @DIYCaroline

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DIY Puppy Dog Bow Tie {No-Sew}

bow tie

My little cutie pie dog doesn’t wear anything! I’m serious! You might have a dog just like him. The only thing he allows on his body is his collar!

So that got me thinking

How about some attire he can wear on his collar, something he won’t notice, and something that won’t bother him.

How about a bow tie?

Even better, how about a NO-sew bow tie?

This tutorial didn’t start out by being a no sew project, but I left my sewing machine in the car, my mom took the car, and I wasn’t patient enough to wait, so I improvised and used hot glue. 

This leads me to my next point….

How about a bow tie that needs no sewing skills whatsoever?!

To make this bow tie, all you are going to need is some

  • Scrap fabric
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue gun

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Simply cut two pieces of fabric to the measurements given below:

Piece ONE: 12” x 6”

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Start with your biggest piece: {12” x 6”}

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Fold one half of the fabric half way down. 036

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Now fold the two ends into the middle 042

Now to make it look like a bow tie!

Remember those little paper fans you used to make as a kid {or was that just me?} You are going to do the same sort of thing with your fabric.

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 Put a spot of hot glue where the folds meet. This will keep it from unfolding later, so add enough glue! 048

Don’t forget about that small piece!

Do the same sort of thing like you did above. 049 050

But instead of folding the two ends into the middle… 051

…Glue one end onto the middle of the bow tie, and begin to wrap it around. 052

Hold it all in place with another good helping of hot glue! 053

The back! 054
The front! 062

I also had some spare burlap ribbon that I made a bow tie with!

The only thing I did differently was I didn’t fold the fabric in half, because it would not unravel 076

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But wait a second, this bow tie is for a dog isn’t it?

Simply hot glue the bow tie onto the collar and


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And here is my cutie pie wearing his new outfit!

I made him a green one for Saint Patty’s day, and a spring one for Easter!

He looks so proud!

{That crazy dog…}

So what do you think? Easy?

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