This is a great way to recycle a few old t-shirts. If you have a dog, making an awesome dog toy out of old t-shirts is super easy, and free. So before running to the store to get a tug-of-war rope for your furry loved one, give this a try. Your pooch will love that it smells like you.
What you will need is three old, clean cotton or poly-blend t-shirts, in the colors of your choice. They would need to be all approximately the same size. You will also need a good pair of scissors, and a dog to play with the toy.
Lay out your t-shirts, one at a time. Cut them across into approximately one inch strips, like shown in the picture above. Go until you hit the sleeves at the armpit. Once you are done, you should have a bunch of strips of t-shirts.
I have three doggies, a small, a medium, and a really big one. This toy was for the big one, and all three t-shirts were necessary, for the medium one it only took two shirts, and for the tiny one, half a shirt. So judge how much you will need based on your dog’s size.
Once you are done cutting the shirts, you will have these circle one inch strips. Give them a snip in the middle to open them up. Look at the picture above.
Now, braid them together in a simple braid. Get someone to hold one end to make it easier to braid.
Once you are done braiding, separate the ends at each end of the braid into two and tie a few knots together to tie it off. Make sure the knots are nice and strong
Just trim the edges, make them nice and even.
Now your toy is all done and ready to be played with!
Here is my big puppy playing with the toy: