Broken Umbrellas Upcycled Into Dog Raincoats

I love this!  Taryn Zychal had the great idea to take sad, broken umbrellas and transform them into cute raincoats for dogs. She has an etsy shop where you can get a coat for your dog big or small.  Kitties aren’t left out because she even makes cat toys from umbrella scraps.  Taryn was a finalist for the prestigious Cooper Hewitt People’s Design Award.  She was also asked to make a couple of her coats for Martha Stewart’s French Bulldogs, Francesca and Sharky.  Nifty!

DIY: Oil Cloth Dog Raincoat

oilclothraincoatIt’s still raining here in the Pacific Northwest.  So this post is trying to look on the bright side, find the silver lining, ya-da-ya-da-ya-da.  If the weather still stinks where you are, check out this fun Oil Cloth Dog Raincoat.

It’s pretty simple.  You’ll need to make your own pattern according to your dog’s measurements or you could use this pattern with a collar or this pattern. You don’t have to do the rickrack and I don’t think I’d put a treat pouch on it, lest it drive your dog nuts to have treats follow her around yet be out of reach.  It would be like having a cupcake stuck to the middle of your back, you know?

You can also make your own travel bowl using oil cloth.