DIY Dog Snuffle Mat – Easy No-Sew Project

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Are you looking for something fun to keep your dog busy and engaged? We have a fun new sewing project that can help! Today on Happiest Camper, we are going to show you how to make this DIY Dog Snuffle Mat – Easy No-Sew Project! This is a new must-have toy for them to have fun and get treats at the same time. Create this easy no-sew project and hide small treats inside. Your pooch can use its sniffer to discover hidden surprises while having fun.  Did you know that you have to exercise your dog’s brain as well as their body? My vet told me that dogs can act out and be naughty when they are bored. Certain toys can keep your pup mentally challenged and this simple diy will do the trick. I love taking a break from my sewing machine every so often to do a fun project, and this one is great. No-sew projects are a nice way to break up the hum of sewing. I love my pup, but sometimes he goes through toys like crazy. This little project is inexpensive and can be made in about an hour. I made a couple of these to give to my other dog-loving friends!

The entire project can be made with just a few supplies. I used a fleece throw that I had lying around. You could use fleece fabric if you wanted or look for a 50″x 60″ fleece blanket on clearance. I was able to use the throw blanket and have a little material left over. Once you have your fabric picked out, you’ll just need something to cut it with. I always recommend my trusty rotary cutter, mat, and ruler, but you could also just use a good pair of fabric scissors. I also ended up using some tweezers on parts of this project, so you might benefit from having some on hand. With all your supplies gather up, let’s get started making this fun project!

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat - Easy No-Sew Project

What You’ll Need:

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat Supplies

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat – Easy No-Sew Project

Dog Snuffle Mat Supplies

Start this diy dog snuffle mat tutorial by cutting out a square that is 13″ x 13″. Or to a size mat you are looking to make. If using a throw as the fabric as I did, you will need to cut the outer stitched edge off first.

Make Small Cuts

Using the rotary cutter, make small cuts in the square about every 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart in rows.

Keep Making Cuts

Be careful not to get too close to the edges while you are making your cuts. This process is much easier with the rotary cutter and is worth the investment for your future projects as well.

Cut Strips of Fleece

Next on this diy dog snuffle mat tutorial, cut strips of fleece that are about 1 inch by 6 inches. You don’t have to be right on with the size just close to this size. I used a total of 157 for my 13 x 13 mat. We are about halfway through this fun project!

Run Strips Through Hole

Starting with the outside holes, run a strip through the hole and then tie it together.

Tie Knot in Strip

Do this working your way all the way around the outside.

Tie knots on inside of dog snuffle mat

When you have the edge finished, start filling in the inside. These ones you will need to run through two holes/slits that are side by side. Then tie it together just as you did with the outer edge. Keep going until the whole mat is filled in.

Snuffle mat back side

If you find it hard to feed it through the small holes with your fingers, a pair of tweezers works well to help pull it through.

How to Make a Dog Snuffle Matt

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a DIY dog snuffle mat! Once you’re done with your new project, place it on the floor and scatter a few doggy treats, hiding them within the strips. Call your favorite four-legged friend and let them enjoy the hunt as they snuffle around trying to find the goodies hidden within. They’ll love looking for the goodies and you’ll keep their brains and bodies busy for a while!

 Easy No-Sew Dog Snuffle Mat Tutorial

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DIY Dog Snuffle Mat - Easy No-Sew Project

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat

Entertain your favorite four-legged friend and let the explore with their nose with this fun DIY dog snuffle mat. An easy no sew project, you can easily make with a piece of fleece or an old fleece blanket. Here is how to make it!

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10.00

Instructions

    1. Start by cutting out a square that is 13" x 13". Or to a size mat you are looking to make.
    2. Using the rotary cutter, make small cuts in the square about every 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart in rows. Be careful not to get too close to the edges.
    3. Cut strips of fleece that are about 1 inch by 6 inches. You don't have to be right on with the size just close to this size. I used a total of 157 for my 13 x 13 mat.
    4. Starting with the outside holes, run a strip through the hole and then tie it together. Do this working your way all the way around the outside.
    5. When you have the edge finished, start filling in the inside. These ones you will need to run through two holes/slits that are side by side.
    6. Then tie it together just as you did with the outer edge. Keep going until the whole mat is filled in.
    7. Sprinkle in some treats and give to your pet!

Notes

Note: If using a throw as the fabric as I did, you will need to cut the outer stitched edge off first.

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