Dog Crafts for Pet Lovers

by Janice Jones     |Last Updated 03-05-2024

Are you a dog lover AND a crafty type person?  Are you dreaming about how you could combine both of your passions? 

I know I was so I started this page, looking high and low for those special crafts that I could create for myself, for friends, and even for my dogs.  This page is a bit of this and that.  Perhaps it hodge-podge of ideas from a wide array of craft ideas.  I'm hoping you'll find something that suits your fancy.  

Feel free to add your ideas at the bottom of the page.  Have you created a masterpiece for your dog? 

Perhaps dreamt of the perfect gift for your dog loving friend? 

Or, maybe, just maybe, you made something just for you that exemplifies your love affair with your small dog.

Dog Crafts for Pet Lovers

Paint-by-Numbers Kits

A paint by numbers kit about a Shih Tzu dogs

You don't need to be an artist to enjoy paint-by-numbers.  I loved these kits as a kid and I'm still amazed by how professional they can look.

Paint-by-Numbers for Adults:  Shih Tzu

Diamond Painting Coasters for Drinks, DIY Pet Dog Diamond Painting Kits

How to make a variety of dog breeds using a diamond painting kit

Learn how to make these coasters using diamond painting, for Kids and Adults.

Diamond Painting Dog Breeds 

Punch Needle Kits

Punch needle kits for kids and adult.  This one showing is a Boston Terrier

Here a cute kit with all you need to create a punch needle project of a Boston Terrier.

Punch Needle Kits for Kids and Adults 

Adult Coloring

A Shih Tzu dog with a colored pencil in her mouth.

Maybe you don't think of yourself as crafty but still want to express your passion for your dog.  Adult coloring may be just the thing for you.  All it takes is paper and a few colored pencils. 

This is a relaxing craft for anyone who would love to produce a masterpiece but isn't sure of his or her skill.  No worries, with this craft anyone can be an artist.

Combine your love of dogs with your coloring passion and create something worthy of framing.  Here's how to get started.

Dog Clothing Ideas

Small chihuahua standing in front of a rack of small clothes

Many small dog lovers want to dress their dogs, whether for a special occasion or just for every-day.  Some need clothing such as the hairless breeds but others just look better with a cute dress or coat. 

Sure, you can go out to your favorite big box store, but wouldn't be fun to create your very own clothes, both the sewn variety as well as those that require no sewing.  Here's some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Children's Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages for Children

We've slowly been accumulating some cute puppy and dog coloring pages that are free to download and color for children of all ages. 

Maybe your child or grandchild loves dogs and would like to take a peek at our breed pages, or maybe you are a teacher and would like to provide a resource for your students to download pages to color based on breeds.

Start here to find the picture that you'd like to turn into your next masterpiece worthy of framing.

More Information

About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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