Make A Recycled T-Shirt Octopus Dog Toy :)
Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:34 AM
I photographed the steps along the way to illustrate.
Supplies: Three extra large t-shirts (or more if you want. This works best with 100% cotton shirts that do not have seams along the sides of them), sharp scissors
Step 1: Cut off the hem of the t-shirt. Set aside, you don't need it.
Step 2: Cut 1" - 2" strips across the shirt up to the arm pits. Do this with all three shirts.
Step 3: You will have loops of t-shirt material. Stretch these out so that they are super long loops of t-shirt. This is easier if the shirts are seamless because they don't tear.
Step 4: Cut all the loops in half. Gather in the middle.
Step 5: Take a piece of t-shirt and tie it tightly around the middle of the strands. Wrap around tightly and tie again.
Step 6: Separate each side into four sections. This doesn't need to be exact. Use more sections if you want to. Braid and then knot ends tightly.
Step 7: Now you are finished! You should have something that looks like a very abstract version of an octopus or squid or something of that sort.
Now you can put the creation on your dogs head like a wig and take a picture. You can also see how long he will let you leave it there before he goes CRAZY with it. And if you dog is like mine, how long he will leave eight sections intact.
HAVE FUN! I hope you guys liked this! It was fun making it and even more fun watching my dog play with it <3
Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:16 AM
Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:34 PM
I'm a big fan of recycling too, especially if there's a worthy reward for my hard work, such as in this case.
Posted 22 February 2011 - 03:46 PM