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DIY: Holiday Doggy Donut Toys & Free Printable

Copy: Sarah Dickerson
Photography: Sarah Dickerson | Chic Sprinkles
Styling: Sarah Dickerson

This is a quick and super inexpensive toy that is sure to win over the dog pack this holiday season. Disclaimer: I cannot take credit for thinking up this nifty idea. 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 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!


Makes 4 Doggy Donuts. You can package all 4, or split them in half for 2 gifts!

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
Ribbon for Garnish


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. Print off your gift tags and garnish with ribbon.

Free Gift Tag Download

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AUTHOR: Sarah is a designer, photographer, health & animal advocate, wife, and devoted mom (humble servant) to her loving Shih Tzu, Coco Bean. To see more of her work, visit her website and blog, Chic Sprinkles.

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