Amazing DIY holiday ideas, tips, tools and more for your furry family members

Happy Howlidays!

I love the holiday season — the cold weather, the yummy food, and of course, all of the festivities! You know who else loves them too? My dog, Mello. I’m thinking it may be because of all the extra lovin’ and gifts he gets from the family.

It turns out that I’m not the only pet mama to spoil her pup during this time of year. That’s why I love this super cute website called from Big Heart Pet Brands (the makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs, and Milo’s Kitchen). They really know how to celebrate the holidays with your pup!

On, check out some of the fun doggy do-it-yourself ideas they’ve dreamed up.  My favorite was the Pawticularly Personal Ornament. Mello can have the treats, and we get to keep the ornament.  You let your kids make handprint ornaments, why not your furbaby too?

Pawticularly Personal Ornament

Other great homemade doggy gifts include a treat bouquet, a sweet treat jar, and a ho-ho-howliday treat bag. Yes, Mello is going to have a very holiday break.

The also asked 3,000 Americans about their dog-related holiday habits, including whether their dog is involved in gift-giving, stocking-stuffing, Christmas sweater-wearing, and other holiday traditions.

What they found is that Americans really LOVE their pets. For instance, did you know 71% of dog parents give gifts to their pups? Have you completed your Christmas doggy shopping yet?

According to the survey, here are the top 5 reasons people give gifts to their dog:

1. To express love to my dog: 72%
2. Because it’s fun for me: 60%
3. To help my dog feel included like a family member: 54%
4. To give my dog a moment of happiness: 53%
5. To feel closer and bond with my dog: 43%

For me, I like to give presents to Mello because of all of these reasons. He’s such an important part of the family — I can’t imagine the holidays without him.

The study also shared how often dogs are included into popular Christmas traditions:

1. 48% of dog parents hang a Christmas stocking for their dog.
2. 43% of dog parents include a dog in a photo for a family holiday card.
3. 32% post photos of their dog on social media with a holiday message.
4. 29% dress up their dog in a holiday-themed costume or outfit.
5. 22% make or buy dog-themed holiday decorations.

For photos and instructions on how to add more dog-related fun to your home holiday traditions, check out these cool projects they have here.

Finally, want to know which states have the most spoiled pups?

The 2015 Santa Dog Index ranks states based on how much, on average, dog parents will spend on their furry kids:

Top 10 States That Spend the Most on Holiday Gifts for Dogs:

1. New Jersey: $29.61 (average gift spending per dog for state residents)
2. New York: $28.95
3. Pennsylvania: $28.75
4. Utah: $27.75
5. Georgia: $27.04
6. California: $26.07
7. Washington: $25.81
8. Florida: $25.13
9. Illinois: $24.98
10. Virginia: $24.58

Apparently, it’s good to be a dog in the New York tri-state area. You can find the complete rankings of all 50 states at

One final thing: The folks at have generously offered to give away a FREE Christmas doggy care package filled with some of the most delicious stocking stuffer treats for your pup.

To be entered to win the care package, use the giveaway widget below, and be sure to do the mandatory entry of visiting this DIY decor article on and tell me in the comments below which DIY doggy decor project that you think your family would love best.

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December 11, 2015 – 11:24 AM - | Posted in Giveaways, pets | 73 Comments »

73 Comments to “Amazing DIY holiday ideas, tips, tools and more for your furry family members”

  1. Sofia Byrd Says:

    The Milk-Bone® Wreath is so cute!! It’d be a great activity to make with my boys….as long as our doberman is not around to eat the treats!


  2. Jeanne bowling Says:

    Awesome gift for the dog lover


  3. Stephanie Liske Says:

    I like the Milk-Bone® Wreath. I think it’s super cute.


  4. Bo S. Says:

    Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread looks delicious!


  5. Cindy P Says:

    Milk-Bone wreath would be a hoot to hang. It would be fun to present it to our local shelter.


  6. Lori Walker Says:

    I think we’d enjoy the Stocking Snack Sack.


  7. Sarah Sobocinski Says:

    We would do the stocking.


  8. Kimberly O Says:

    My pups would love the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread house – adorable! Thanks!


  9. chris z Says:

    my dogs woiuld like the Milk-Bone® Wreath


  10. Darlene Carbajal Says:

    My dog will love the milk bone wreath!


  11. nickie Says:

    My pup would love the Milk-Bone® Wreath


  12. Sharon Cubic Says:

    The stocking snack pack was really cute


  13. WHITNEY Says:

    We would like the milkbone wreath project the most!


  14. Sara B. Says:

    The Milk Bone wreath is so clever!


  15. Julie R Says:

    I like the milk bone wreath best.


  16. Amanda P Says:

    I would love to make the Howliday Treat Keeper! It is super cute!


  17. Samantha Daleo Says:

    I think my family would love making the Stocking Snack Sack for our Beagle, Copper.


  18. Cathy Truman Says:

    My Bailey would like the Milk-Bone Wreath.


  19. Wehaf Says:

    We would love the doggy gingerbread house.


  20. Laura J Says:

    Oh we would have so much fun making the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread! And…I know the dogs would love it!


  21. Ashley C Says:

    I think the Droolworthy Doggy Gingerbread house is adorable, and I think my dogs would love it!


  22. Em Mahr Says:

    I’d Love to make the Milk-Bone® Wreath


  23. Rachael Says:

    The Milk Bone Wreath!


  24. Meghan B Says:

    The milk bone wreath would be cute and not too hard!


  25. joni taylor Says:

    the drool worthy gingerbread house looks like it would be a good fit for us.


  26. Ashley turicik Says:

    I love the milkbone wreath


  27. Pam H. Says:

    I think my family will enjoy the Milk-Bone Dog Wreath the most.


  28. Jenny S Says:

    The milk bone wreath is awesome!


  29. Krista M Says:

    The gingerbread house is my favorite one.


  30. Jessica To Says:

    I think we’d have fun with the Howliday Treat Keeper.


  31. Annamarie V Says:

    We would love to make the doggy gingerbread house, it’s so cute.


  32. Birdiebee Says:

    My grandkids and I would love the Milk-Bone® Wreath DIY project.


  33. Michelle Koerner Says:

    I think the milkbone wreath is really cute! As long as the deer and other critters dont eat it!


  34. Lisa V. Says:

    My favorite was the doggy stocking.


  35. Carly D. Says:

    I love the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread! I am not sure how long it would last though!


  36. Erica B. Says:

    I like the milk bone wreath.


  37. Jennifer R Says:

    I think the. Howliday Treat Keeper DIY project is cute and would be great for our family.


  38. Bethany Says:

    My kids would love the doggy gingerbread house


  39. Michelle Hill Says:

    Love the Milkbone Wreath – probably have to hang it from the roof so they wouldn’t eat it immediately after hanging it!


  40. Jessica Miller Says:

    I like the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread!


  41. jodi Says:

    I love the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread


  42. wen budro Says:

    My favorite decor project is the drool-worthy doggy gingerbread house. My kids would love making that for our dogs.


  43. susan smoaks Says:

    i would like to make the milk bone wreath.


  44. jenny stratton Says:

    I really like the doggy snack sack


  45. Aaron Says:

    I think we would love most the Milk-Bone® Wreath.


  46. Hannah T Says:

    Too cute! Great to spoil the babies.


  47. Carolyn Daley Says:

    The Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread looks like the most fun to make, but we would probably do the Stocking Snack Sack.


  48. Karen Drake Says:

    I would like to make the Howliday Treat Keeper for my two dogs, we always buy them treats and toys for Christmas.


  49. melissa resnick Says:

    the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread


  50. shawna Says:

    The Doggy Gingerbread House.


  51. laurie murley Says:

    we would love to make the Milk-Bone® Wreath, so cute and I could feed after the holidays


  52. Erinn S Says:

    The doggy snack sack is adorable


  53. Emilee Bond Says:

    What cute ideas! My daughter and I are crafty so we will probably do a couple of these ideas, but for sure we will make Howliday Treat Keeper! Way cute!


  54. Brittany Chadwick Says:

    I love the stock in snack sack


  55. Wendi Says:



  56. Brandi Kerr Says:

    I have 3 dogs and I would love for them to have this for Christmas


  57. Darlene Owen Says:

    We would love to make the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread


  58. Helen Says:

    I like the howliday treat keeper


  59. deanna Says:

    I love the Milk-Bone® Wreath. It is so doggone cute!


  60. jules m. Says:

    i love that milk bone wreath!! so festive and easy to make!


  61. Danielle M. Says:

    They are all adorable, but it’s a toss up between the Milk Bone Wreath and that “gingerbread” house. So cute!


  62. Gerrie Says:

    I would like to make the Stocking Snack Sack – that looks so cute!


  63. Crystal Rose Says:

    The Milk-Bone® Wreath looks cool.


  64. Brandy Williams Says:

    I Love the milk bone wreath!!


  65. Peggy Johnson Says:

    I like the Milk bone wreath…Looks easy to make & so cute


  66. Bobbie Smith Says:

    My family would love the Stocking Snack Sack. I think my little Elle Mae (my furbaby) would like it even more than us!


  67. Gabby Says:

    I’d love to try the Milkbone Wreath! It’s so cute!


  68. Nancy Says:

    My favorite project is the first one, the Milk Bone wreath!


  69. Jasmine R Says:

    Aw the stocking snack sack is too cute! 🙂


  70. Megan C Says:

    I adore the milk bone wreath. I would love to make one for my door.


  71. Angela Saver Says:

    We would like the Milk-Bone Wreath most of all!


  72. Tina Reynolds Says:

    I really like the looks of the super cute Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread house


  73. John Winand Jr Says:

    My family would like the Milk Bone Wreath the best.


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