A Tutorial: No-Sew Pet Holiday Blanket - Sammy Makes Six

A Tutorial: No-Sew Pet Holiday Blanket

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We are very much looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. We're a pretty big family already and the added furry family members have made us even bigger. Luckily, I am a bit believer in the more the merrier and we're happy for our furry side of the family to join us. While they may be just pets to others, they are definitely part of the family to us and we will be putting together little gift baskets for all of them. 

It's already started to get chilly in our area and by the time the holidays arrive, it's going to get downright cold. I thought a perfect gift for Rocky would be one of those really cute no-sew fleece blankets I see online all the time. Today I am going to show you how easy it is to make a holiday blanket for your furry pet, along with a few great products that are sure to make their holiday season a happy one.

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

You will need:

2 fleece blankets (or material in the size of the blanket you want to make)

Material: If you're pretty crafty (I am not) you can purchase material for this blanket in the design you so choose. I always like to go the easy route and found pre-made blankets in holiday themes that were the perfect size for Rocky's blankie. 

Lay the pieces on top of each other with the right side facing out, these little blankets had tags so we can easily see which side was which.  

If you're using a pre-made blanket like we did, now you have to trim the edges. Cut slowly and very carefully so that you have clean edges and so you keep both pieces exactly the same size. If you're using material just trim edges and make sure both of your pieces of material are the same size. 

Using a ruler, cut a 5" by 5" square out of each corner of the blanket. 

For the fringe you will measure out the size of fringe you want. I suggest 5" long and about 1" wide. Measure out the sizes and start cutting by using the ruler to guide you. This is the part that takes the longest, but you don't have to be perfect at it. A little bit of error or crooked cutting really won't matter. And sit down for this part because it's quite tiring!

Almost done! Now we will tie the knots. We did and over the finger and under tie to keep the knots looking like little mens ties. We also kept the knots a bit loose so as not to make the blanket bunch up. 

And we are done! Now you have a warm & cozy blanket for your pet that will help keep the chill away during the holidays. Before starting I suggest you grab a cup of coffee and lay your blanket down on the table so you can keep coming back to it, because the cutting and knotting takes a while. But it's so worth it in the end! Our blanket came out super cute and she loves it. 

There's no better time than the holidays to show our pets some extra love, and that includes buying the favorite foods and treats. Ralphs stores have an extensive pet care aisle filled with everything needed to keep them happy. 

We've been buying Purina dry dog food for Rocky since we first got her. Purina Beneful Incredibites have whole grains and accents of vegetables blended to perfection in a mix of tender and crunchy bites, she gets 100%  of the nutrition she needs. It's also rich in antioxidants and the pieces are small sized which are perfect for her little teeth.

Some of her favorite treats are also going into her holiday basket: 
Beggin’ Strips smell like bacon and taste like bacon because they’re made with real bacon.
Busy Dog Treats help treat your dog with long-lasting chews that'll keep them busy and happy this holiday season.

Spread holiday love to your furry friends with the help of Purina! Now through the end of November, take advantage of great savings on your favorite Purina pet products available at Kroger (Ralphs) with this Coupons.com link, while supplies last.