PetSmart Charities has teamed up with do-it-yourself expert Brit Morin to showcase easy and fun projects to celebrate your adopted pet this holiday season. Have some fun while making your pet feel special.
“I’m excited to team up with PetSmart Charities to teach pet parents creative projects to do for their pets this holiday season,” said Brit Morin, founder of Brit + Co. “Having pets myself, I love giving ideas on how to show adopted pets how special they are in simple and affordable ways.”
Following are five DIY holiday ideas for your pets:
1. DIY Pet Pillows: Turn Fido’s photo into a decorative pillow for your home. All you need is iron-on transfer paper, fabric and a sewing machine. If you're not up for the sewing task, you can iron the photo onto an existing pillow or pillowcase to spruce up his bed or crate.
2. Paw Print Stamps: You can turn your pet’s paw print into art by stamping his or her print on a poster or wrapping paper. Turn a plain pattern into a masterpiece sure to please any pet lover on your holiday gift list.
3. DIY Photo Ornaments: Make your pet the star of your tree this holiday. Start with a clear ornament and print out a card stock photo of your pet to include inside. Adorn with confetti for a festive touch.
4. Homemade Holiday Treats: Every dog or cat deserves a yummy treat. These Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats are not only delicious, they also make a great stocking stuffer.
5. Etched Glass Treat Jars: Make a personalized gift your cat or dog will love by etching his or her name onto a clear treat jar full of his favorite goodies.
“Adopted pets bring so much joy to our lives, and we want to thank everybody who has opened their hearts this year to give a cat or dog a forever home,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc. “We’re excited to have Brit help us spread the message that adopted pets deserve to be celebrated every day.”
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc. PetSmart Charities is proud to boast they grant more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation.
For the 10th year in a row, PetSmart Charities earned four stars from Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and remains in the top 1 percent of all charities ranked. Learn more at www.petsmartcharities.org.
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