DIY: T-shirt Ball & Tug Dog Toy

DIY dog toys - make this easy no sew ball and tug toy from an old t-shirt and tennis ball!

Don’t toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this DIY dog toy for your furry friend.

What are the two favorite dog games of all time? Fetch and tug-of-war! This DIY dog toy combines the two into a fun toy your pup can retrieve and wrestle with. Making this ball-and-tug dog toy is quick, easy and requires no sewing at all. With just a couple of recycled items from around the house, Fido will have hours of enjoyment.

Head on over to to see my
step-by-step tutorial for this DIY dog toy.

DIY dog toys - make this easy no sew ball and tug toy from an old t-shirt and tennis ball! DIY dog toys - make this easy no sew ball and tug toy from an old t-shirt and tennis ball!

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  • WhiteBead
    August 18, 2014

    Love it! Just made one for my puppy 🙂

    • Eileen
      August 18, 2014

      Thanks! Hope your puppy had fun with it! 😀

  • Mia Myrabev
    December 3, 2014

    This is so cool, back home my dogs would to love fetch but also chasing people that seemed to brighten there day lol

  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    December 3, 2014

    Your furbaby is so cute! Great idea! 🙂

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  • Ellie
    December 3, 2014

    Omg your puppy is soooo cute!

  • Shanéy Vijendranath
    December 3, 2014

    Such a fabulous idea! I would of never thought of that.

  • Vicki W
    December 3, 2014

    This is such a cute idea! I am going to have to make one for my Annabelle today! I may even slip in some of my splenda packaging to give it that crinkle sound she seems to love. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers
    December 3, 2014

    You are so creative. I always donate my tshirts to goodwill when I get tired of them but I’ll keep in mind my family members that have pets and make them a dog toy..

  • Echo (The Mad Mommy)
    December 3, 2014

    This is such a fantastic idea for a dog toy! I think I need to make one!

  • thejoyfulfoodie
    December 3, 2014

    Such an easy toy that will probably get lots of play! I might have to make one for my brother’s dog for Christmas.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms
    December 3, 2014

    Looks like an easy toy to make if you have doggies… I don’t have any doggies though lol….

  • Vidya Sudarsan
    December 3, 2014

    ha! that is so cute.. I bet even kitties will like it 🙂

  • Liz Mays
    December 3, 2014

    There are going to be some really happy furballs this year. These are a great way to entertain the pups!

  • Natalie H.
    December 3, 2014

    That’s pretty creative.. I don’t have any pets, however I would totally make something like that for the baby to throw around, lol.

  • Aisha Kristine Chong
    December 4, 2014

    I love how creative this can be – yeah – there is no need to throw old and unused shirts when they can be used for something else!

  • HilLesha O'Nan
    December 4, 2014

    I don’t have a dog (just a cat), but I think this is so adorable! I’ll have to keep this in mind when I do get one.

  • Tamika
    December 4, 2014

    Thanks for the reminder! I have a bag of old shirt’s that I normarlly start working on now for my kitty and doggie gifts.

  • RattlesandHeels
    December 4, 2014

    I want to get a dog for the kids and we would def do this! So cute and creative.

  • Donella Crigger
    December 4, 2014

    What a simple idea! Our German shepherd would love it. She loves tug-of-war. 🙂

  • Dawn
    December 4, 2014

    You’d be amazed at what all you can turn into a doggy toy! This is so creative and cool!

  • Erin Kennedy
    December 5, 2014

    I love this! So creative! Now I want a pup!

  • Mommy Pehpot
    December 10, 2014

    h cuteness overload! When we have a dog, will make one like this 🙂

  • Erin Childs
    December 21, 2017

    Love this idea – and your dog model looks just like our Toby! <3

  • Kelsey
    August 24, 2018

    What do you tie it with?

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DIY: T-shirt Ball & Tug Dog Toy

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