Introduction: Recycled Tee-shirt Dog Toy
Everyone with puppies or beagles (or worse, beagle puppies) knows the importance of things one is allowed to chew and things that one can't.
This makes good use of old shirts and keeps the fur babies happy.
Step 1: You Will Need
3 x 100% cotton tee shirts (for colour that is. One would work for function)
Really good scissors
Patience (if you are doing this with a beagle puppy...)
Step 2: Cutting
Cut the shirts in long strips about 1 inch thick. I don't worry about cutting off the hem, but I do avoid embroidery or printed patterns.
If you can get at least 40-50cm of length you will find it easier than anything less....
Step 3: Braiding
Take about 1/3 of each colour and lay them in a neat (ish) line. Tie a strong knot in the fabric. Pull on it to make it as tight as possible.
Braid to the end of the fabric tassel. Most of this won't stay braided, but it makes it easier to tie the second knot.
At the end tie a second knot. This is where patience comes in because it's not easy. Once tied, pull tight as you can.
Step 4: Release the Hounds
Now it's ready for puppy destruction.
Fortunatly with 3 shirts cut, there are enough pieces for 3 toys... As clearly one is not enough.
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