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Our Dog Christmas Stocking filled with Homemade Dog Biscuits

We are delighted to have been asked to take part in a Christmas stocking making project being run by Turtle Mat. They provided us with a lovely box of craft goodies and asked us to come up with our own fabulous design.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

When we sat down to brainstorm some ideas, the kids made it very clear that they didn't want to see their current stockings replaced - they assured me that it was not anything to do with them being ridiculously large, but only because they were made by my late mum (they do know how to play me!).

The kids are always disappointed that we don't get the pets any presents for Christmas, so we decided we would make a stocking for our lovely Labrador Sophie.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

We started by finding a Labrador image to use as a template, and cut it, and some bone shapes out of felt.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

The Jute provided in our craft box has a beautiful open weave, so we used an iron-on lining fabric to stabilise it and minimise it fraying and losing it's shape, once cut. We then marked out our stocking shapes (making sure they were mirror images), and cut them out.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

Before sewing everything together we checked how all our embellishments looked, and where we wanted them all to be.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

Once happy with our arrangement we sewed all the pieces onto our stocking by hand, and then machine sewed our two stocking sides together with the lining facing out so that we would get a neat finish when we turned out stocking the right way around.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

Once our stocking was finished it was time to fill it. We decided we would make some lovely homemade dog biscuits to stuff inside. We combined 3 cups uncooked Oats (which we ground in our spice mill) 2 ripe mashed bananas and 1 cup peanut butter into a biscuit dough, rolled it out and cut out bone shapes. W wanted our biscuits to be nice and crunchy so we gave them 10 mins at about 180 C and then reduced the heat down to about 130 C and gave them another 30 minutes.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

Once Cool we used them to stuff our Christmas Dog Stocking.

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

Thank you to Turtle Mat for asking us to take part in their Christmas challenge, we had lots of fun designing and making our stocking and Sophie is delighted to finally have one of her own - she seems determined not to take her eyes off it!

 

Our easy to follow tutorial to make a dog stocking stuffed with healthy homemade dog biscuits - A perfect Christmas present for your favourite pooch!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Anna Nicamhlaigh

    Well she must have really loved it…lol Mine gets belly ache from bananas, says what is that? I’m not eating it! to peanut butter. But he gets his own home made treats. Free from wheat and dairy (along with a few other things that upset the tum) He gets a tuna flatbread, chopped up and frozen, then defrosted as needed. Vegan cheese biscuits, and I blitz mince and cooked rice and bake in the oven. Also freeze and defrost as needed.
    This Christmas I made the effort to treat him, as I found out he steals your presents from under the tree (just as well he’s a midget). I made him a new tweed harness and wrapped one of the mice treats, so 2 presents under the tree in the morning for him. He was straight for the treat and ripped the paper off, when he’d eaten that he went for the new harness and opened that….lol no help allowed.

    January 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply Anna Nicamhlaigh

      Forgot to say make sure that your peanut butter does not contain XYLITOL as it is toxic to dogs.

      January 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      lol he sounds such a clever little dog. Ours did love her biscuits although it has to be said being a Labrador she’ll eat just about anything, tuna flatbread sounds amazing – I’d eat that!

      January 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Sophie is going to love you and the kids forever Sarah. Such a lovely idea for one of the most special fur-people in the family. I’ve made doggie biscuits once or twenty times – our fur babies don’t mind if I get it wrong so it’s the only cookies I can make – but I’ve never added banana to the mix. I’m going to give it a try. Thank you 😉
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    December 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      She is definitely fond of anyone with food lol. Apparently dogs love bananas which I never knew – in the recipe it helps bind it all together and we often seem to have one lurking which is past its best so its a win win 🙂

      December 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Carmine

    Cute puppy. Can’t wait to make this for my little guy.
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    December 19, 2016 at 1:25 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Carmine, it was such fun to make and the dog is delighted with her homemade biscuits 🙂

      December 19, 2016 at 4:41 pm

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