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DIY Dog Toy for Christmas: Holiday Dog Donut Toy

Looking for a cute and crafty Christmas gift for your dog? Do-nut look any further!

Copy: Sarah Dickerson

Photography: Sarah Dickerson

Cute, colourful and crafty, these Holiday Doggy Donuts are a super quick, super inexpensive DIY dog toy that is sure to win over the dog pack this holiday season!

Disclaimer: I cannot take credit for thinking up this nifty DIY dog toy. When Coco was just a pup we went to my grandparents house for a visit. We didn’t have any toys with us to keep her busy and she quickly became bored. My grandpa, being the sweet man he is, went to his bedroom and came out with a sock. Within seconds he made her a donut toy and she didn’t put it down the rest of the visit.

Six years later, out of all the toys in her bin, she still loves the simple sock donut. Thanks, grandpa!

These donuts are the perfect holiday gift for your dog friends! DIYs don’t get easier or more adorable than this. Enjoy!

DIY Dog Toy for Christmas: Holiday Dog Donut Toy | DIY Dog Christmas Gifts


DIY Dog Toy for Christmas: Holiday Dog Donut Toy


2 Pair of Holiday Themed Socks (you can find these at the dollar store!)
2 Pair of thick socks (optional, depending on thickness of holiday socks)
Needle & Thread (optional)
Paper & Printer for Gift Tags (download the gift tags below!)
Ribbon for Garnish

Makes 4 Dog Donut Toys. You can package all 4, or split them in half for 2 gifts!


1. Cut the tip off of all 8 socks so that they each have openings on both ends.
2. If your holiday sock is long and on the thicker side, as opposed to a thin shorter sock, then you can skip the plain sock. The plain sock is just for added bulk. Begin rolling the plain sock inward, just like a sock bun. Once you have the donut formed, place the opening of the holiday sock around the donut and begin rolling over it until it is completely covered. You should now have a good size holiday donut.
3. You’re nearly done! To secure the sock from unrolling, take your needle and thread and do a quick stitch around the hem of the sock. If you have a dog that isn’t an aggressive chewer, you can skip this step.
4. Add some gift tags and garnish with ribbon.

DIY Dog Toy for Christmas: Holiday Dog Donut Toy | DIY Dog Christmas Gifts

DIY Dog Toy for Christmas: Holiday Dog Donut Toy | DIY Dog Christmas Gifts


Free DIY Dog Toy Gift Tag Download

The final touch is of course the adorable Holiday Doggy Donuts gift tag!

You can download the free printable gift tag template here.


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Copy: Sarah Dickerson

Photography: Sarah Dickerson

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26 responses to “DIY Dog Toy for Christmas: Holiday Dog Donut Toy”

  1. TOOOOOOOOO adorable! Such a great idea! I want to make thousands of them and share with every dog/owner I meet! Great idea Sarah 🙂

  2. Beth says:

    What a great idea!

  3. Delia Meek says:

    Super Cute!!! I love the holiday colors too!!

  4. cate says:

    What a great idea and THE most adorable pics! ♥

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  6. Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy making them 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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  8. Cheyenne says:

    I love this idea. My dog certainly will to.

  9. Sarah says:

    Adorable! these work for any season – very, very cute. Fantastic toy idea for our dog’s “on the go” bag.

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  12. Nikki says:

    I just made some of these for my beagle because I knew I had a whole bunch of single socks around. She’s going mental for them! She’s loves them. Throwing them around and pouncing on them. I’m so making these for doggie christmas gifts!

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