Our animal companions give us an incredible amount of love and joy. It’s understandable that many of us want to show our appreciation by creating clothing, food and toys just for them. We also know that we aren’t alone in our love of pets, which is why it is so fun to give friends and family members gifts for their own pets as well. Animal-themed gifts for human enjoyment are also welcomed, particularly if given in memory of a recently deceased pet.
Jo-Ann offers a huge selection of supplies, kits and books that can help you create wonderful items that can beautify your home and pamper your pet at the same time.
Sometimes we forget that while fur helps keep our pets warm, they sometimes need a little extra help to stay cozy. Smaller cats and dogs, in particular, need hats, sweaters and coats to help them brave the cold winter months. Even if your pet spends most of its time indoors, drafts and chills can cause discomfort, particularly for elderly and arthritic animals.
If you like to knit or crochet, try making your pet a sweater: Jo-Ann has plenty of books that can show you how!
Beds and Bedding
Just like humans, pets really appreciate having a comfortable bed to rest and sleep in. Jo-Ann is fully stocked with fabrics suitable for pet beds and cushions, many of them with an animal theme. You can also buy batting, thread, foam and other supplies for making your animal a comfortable cushion or blanket of his or her very own.
If you enjoy baking homemade cookies for your family, why not try your hand at homemade dog biscuits? There are many different recipes available online, and you can buy a bone-shaped cutter for your doggie delights at Jo-Ann!
Our pets give us many fond memories. One way to honor our pets is to create scrapbooks of their time with us. Jo-Ann has a huge selection of pet-themed scrapbooking supplies that you can use to create a memory book of your furry friends. Need ideas about what to include in a pet scrapbook? Photographs, adoption papers, tags and obedience school certificates are just a few things that you might want to include.
Pet Themed Projects
If you, or a friend, is a serious pet enthusiast, don’t miss out on the many pet-themed craft kits and supplies that you can buy at Jo-Ann. These supplies include latch hook rug kits, children’s crafts, and fabric printed with whimsical and realistic depictions of many of our favorite animals.
Shelter and Sanctuaries
Pet shelters and sanctuaries may have need of pet beds, sweaters and other pet items. Call your local animal shelter and ask if they will accept donations of pet items. Your gifts can help these organizations that often operate on very strict budgets and will bring some comfort to the pets in their care. If you belong to a crafting club, ask other members if they are willing to create items for animals who are waiting for forever homes.