I love reusing stuff like cardboard. For one, it is cheaper than buying a new item, it's green, and i get a little ego boost by being inventive.
This is a great way to reuse one of the worlds most common items,boxes are everywhere. shoot,lots of boxes contain more boxes.lol.(example- big boxes that have lots of litte boxes of candy)

Maybe you make this crate because you want to be green. or maybe you just got a new puppy and have to wait til your next paycheck to get an expensive crate.Either way this is a cheap,green way to acclomplish your goal.

Step 1: Simple Household Items That You Will Need

*card board box (big enough for you dog to go in  and be able to stand up and turn around )
*duct tape (there are lots of pretty/cool patterns these days. Let your imagination go crazy-have fun with it)
*screen ( you could also use  the mesh from a mesh laundry bag)
*zip ties
*scissors or serrated knife
*some sort of hook
*paint (optional)
*carpet or dog bed or some sort of bedding for your pet (optional)
I find this hilarious
Very nice! I just think that my dog would eat the walls. This is also the dog that ate a cell phone. :D
thank you. lol. that wouldnt be good.was your dog ok after eating the cell phone??? what kind of dog do you have?
He was fine. We have a wired-hair fox terrier, but we call him a wired-hair fox <u><em>terror</em></u>. :)
Adorable! And your pup looks so happy. I think I need to make one for my kitties too. They love nestling up in small places.
Thank you.Please send me a pic if you do make one.I would love to see how you decorate it to match your style/home.(if you do decide to &quot;spruce&quot; it up) I know it wont last forever but i am enjoying the money i saved and if i had bought one it would be boring.
this is a great idea for puppies! they know they have a boundary to abide by - and yet they don't know that it could be fragile. So once they learn it - they will think it's just where they need to be. love your color choice, and your &quot;paint palette&quot; matches your project lol! :P
thank you. I agree with you ,but dogs of all ages need a &quot;den&quot; to call home.Even if you never closed the door,it would be good for your dog to have a nice quiet place that they can feel secure. <br> <br>

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