Cuteness Overload: 12 Pet-Inspired Projects That Will Make You Smile

Your pets deserve the best! So why not create a handmade gift especially for them or a project inspired by the joy they bring you every day? Discover 12 cute ideas for crafts you can create based on your love for your pet.

Then, show off your handmade pet projects by joining the #PetProjects Contest! Here’s how:

  1. Upload your #PetProjects projects to the Bluprint Project Gallery.
  2. Write #PetProjects in the title so we know it’s an entry.
  3. Share your projects on your favorite social sites and include #PetProjects in your Facebook post, tweet, or Instagram photo.
  4. We'll randomly select a project on Monday, August 5, 2013, and the designer will win a FREE online Bluprint class of their choice!

And now on to your inspiration…

1. Weiner dog cookies.

Delicious and adorable: it doesn't get much better than that! We love the way Bluprint member CDodd12 baked and topped these tasty dog-inspired treats to resemble delightful dachshunds. Can you create your furry friend as a cookie?

2. A princess dress…for your dog.

Ensure your pretty puppy princess is dressed to the nines with a custom-made dress . Bluprint member EchoLin161286296 made this little number for her dog. We love the bow!

3. A colorful water bowl stand.

This whimsical wooden dog bowl stand made by Bluprint member CarSok helps keep the floor clean and could add a nice splash of color to any home.

4. A sculpted dog cake.

Recreate your favorite furry friend in cake form with help from Elissa Strauss in The Sculpted Dog Cake .

5. A cat in the hat.

Why should dogs have all the fun? Make this adorable cat hat in no time with the Four Cornered Cat Hat pattern from Bluprint member  FlowerMoon . The trickiest part is slipping it on your cat while they're asleep.

6. A doggy day dress.

For the dog that parties all night and day, sew an adorable day dress like this project ( Emily's Day Dress ) by Bluprint member dottyeb.

7. A chicken sweater.

Complement your chickens' unique contours with cozy knits! Get the Easter Chicken Coats with Matching Hats pattern by Bluprint member  mypdfpatterns , and guarantee that your chickens celebrate every holiday in style.

8. A pet quilt.

Create a quilt to commemorate your cutie. For example, check out this Family Pet quilt created as a keepsake for friend's mother by Bluprint member LeilaniB.

9. A Superman costume.

Crochet a fun cape for your dog with the Superman Dog pattern from  Posh Pooch . Then, maybe next time you ask them to fetch the paper they'll come to your rescue!

10. Pets counted cross stitch chart.

Do you treat your dogs like royalty? Download the Pets Counted Cross Stitch pattern by  Luba Davies  and recreate this charming scene for any pet-lover.

11. Cat couture wrap.

All dressed up and nowhere to go...except your lap. Crochet the Cat Couture Wrap pattern from  AkuaDesigns  to keep your little baby warm and beautiful.

12. Felted cat cave.

Dog crates have nothing on this. Check out the Felted Cat Caves pattern by Bluprint designer  alosha . Find out how to create every finishing detail from the flowers on top, to the grass and more, for your cat.

Which will you make first? Be sure to enter the #PetProjects Contest for a chance to win a FREE Bluprint class of your choice!

July 29, 2013
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