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Here is another useful project made from something that would have been tossed into the trash. After my neighbor saw my Tarp made from Feed sacks she asked if I could make a Kennel Cover for her Pet Pig "Buddy". Buddy needed protection from the winter elements and wanted half the kennel covered and the sides able to roll up for ventilation, down for wind breaker.

The first part of this project is done much like my Instructables  http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tarp-Cover-Made-From-Feed-Sacks/ and to make it easier I will include those instructions here as well.

While working with these 2 projects more project ideas from feed sacks came to mind and look forward to posting them in the future. Here is one idea, You could apply this shelter project by substituting with Pallets as the frame and the Feed Sacks to cover it. This would make an ideal Temporary Shelter for animals or outdoor equipment with very little cost to you  Hope this project has gave you an helpful idea.

Step 1: Tools & Material Needed:

Feed Sacks (My project needed 19 sacks)
Dish Washing Soap & Scrubbing Brush
Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine Needles for heavy material
2 Outdoor UV Resistant Sewing Thread (Walmart)
Scissors
Several Clips
Marker
Carpet Tape
Tape Measure
Rope
2x4 board
Foam Pipe Insulators
Plastic Zip Ties
Buggy Cords

A LOT of elbow-room
You can Do this Project by yourself but it will be a lot easier if you recruit a helper
<p>Wow, great job!! Not only great re-use of the feed sacks (which multiply like bunnies on a farm), but your project is very neat and attractive as well. I was planning on making a horse turn-out blanket, with a fleece liner and maybe a shower curtain as a top waterproof layer. I wonder how the feed sack idea might work? Or fused plastic fabric... but that seems fairly time consuming.</p>
<p>Wow, great job!! Not only great re-use of the feed sacks (which multiply like bunnies on a farm), but your project is very neat and attractive as well. I was planning on making a horse turn-out blanket, with a fleece liner and maybe a shower curtain as a top waterproof layer. I wonder how the feed sack idea might work? Or fused plastic fabric... but that seems fairly time consuming.</p>
This is a very clever reuse. I like the full circle of feeing the pets, then using the sacks to protect them.
Congratulations on being a finalist in the be prepare contest!

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