DIY Dog Snuffle Mat – A Dollar Tree Craft

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This snuffle mat is such an easy Dollar Tree dog craft! Not only can it be used as a mat but it can also be used as a dog bed.

Finished snuffle mat made from dollar tree

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While this snuffle mat is a super easy craft it does take some time to do. If you have only one person working on it, it will take about 3 hours to make. That includes the time to cut the fabric. But it is also a great project to work on with a few people.

We made this to be a mat to hide treats in for the dogs to keep them busy. However, it can also be used as a dog bed or even a small rug for the house or kid’s room if you wanted.

Another great thing is you can change this up to fit your style if you want. We used two different colors to make our mat. But you could do it all in one color or lots of different colors. You could also mix the colors throughout instead of making color rings as we did.

Because we made this as a Dollar Tree craft, we used their fleece baby blankets as our fabric. But you could use any fleece fabric.

If you like this Dollar Tree craft, here are a few others to check out.

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat – A Dollar Tree Craft

Price: $9 to make
Time: about 3 hours
Makes: 1 Mat/Rug
Skill: Easy

Snuffle Mat supplies

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Clear Grid Style Bath Mat (needs to have holes can not be a solid mat)
  • Scissors
  • 4 Heart Fleece Baby Blankets
  • 4 Cloud Fleece Baby Blankets
  • Rotary Cutter & Mat (optional as it can all be cut with just scissors if you wanted)

How To Make This Mat and or Dog Bed:

cut edge off blankets

The first thing you need to do is to cut the outer stitched edge off all of the blankets.

Cut blanket into strips

Now fold the blankets in half as evenly as you can. They will not be a perfect size so just get it as close as you can. Cut the blanket into strips that are about 1 inch wide.

Cut strips into sections

Now cut those strips into about 9 inch long sections. I got 3 pieces from each strip. It is totally ok if they are not perfectly all the same size.

Do these steps until you have all of your blankets cup up into strips.

Pick the color/print you want to start with. We started with the blue blanket with clouds. Now fold one of the 9-inch strips in half.

Push folded loop end through back of mat

Push the looped end through the backside of one of the holes on the mat. You should have what looks like a little loop sticking through.

Tuck ends of fabric through loop

Then take the ends of that piece fold them up and feed them through that loop.

Pull fabric tight

From that loop, pull those end pieces through until the whole thing is nice and tight and attached to the mat.

Filling In The Mat:

work your way around the mat filling in with fabric

Repeat this step and work your way around the mat. When you are all the way around move up to the next row of holes and do another few layers of this color before changing colors.

You can loop it on the upright sections too. You will have to skip a few places here and there as things will be a little too tight.

Rows after second color added

If keeping with the pattern/colors we used, after you have 3-4 rows of cloud color switch over to the hearts. And you want to do 3-4 rows with this fabric before switching back to the first color.

After doing the hearts we did another few rows of clouds before finishing off the center with hearts. But feel free to do it how you want. You could do it all one color, mix the colors throughout, just make it the way you want it.

Yield: 1

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat - A Dollar Tree Craft

Finished snuffle mat made from dollar tree

Need a way to keep your dogs busy? You can make this DIY snuffle mat Dollar Tree craft! It also can double as a Dollar Tree dog bed too!

Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $9

Materials

  • 1 Clear Grid Style Bath Mat (needs to have holes can not be a solid mat)
  • Scissors
  • 4 Heart Fleece Baby Blankets
  • 4 Cloud Fleece Baby Blankets
  • Rotary Cutter & Mat (optional as it can all be cut with just scissors if you wanted)

Instructions

  1. The first thing you need to do is to cut the outer stitched edge off all of the blankets.
  2. Now fold the blankets in half as evenly as you can. They will not be a perfect size so just get it as close as you can. Cut the blanket into strips that are about 1 inch wide.
  3. Now cut those strips into about 9 inch long sections. I got 3 pieces from each strip. It is totally ok if they are not perfectly all the same size.
  4. Do these steps until you have all of your blankets cup up into strips.
  5. Pick the color/print you want to start with. We started with the blue blanket with clouds. Now fold one of the 9-inch strips in half.
  6. Push the looped end through the backside of one of the holes on the mat. You should have what looks like a little loop sticking through.
  7. Then take the ends of that piece fold them up and feed them through that loop.
  8. Pull those end pieces through that loop until the whole thing is nice and tight and attached to the mat.
  9. Repeat this step and work your way around the mat. When all the way around move up to the next row of holes and do another few layers of this color before changing colors.
  10. You can loop it on the upright sections too. You will have to skip a few places here and there as things will be a little too tight.
  11. If keeping with the pattern/colors we used, after you have 3-4 rows of cloud color switch over to the hearts. Then do 3-4 rows with this fabric before switching back to the first color.
  12. Then we did another few rows of clouds before finishing off the center with hearts. But feel free to do it how you want. You could do it all one color, mix the colors throughout, just make it the way you want it.

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