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Great idea - a treat mat to make

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Caro, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Caro

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    We went to a dog event today and one of the stalls had this fantastic treat rug. It's a rubber door mat with holes in it and lots of pieces of flannelette tied in the holes. You hide kibble (or small treats) in the flannelette. Deska LOVED it - he tried to drag it with us when we left the store, so of course I relented and brought him one.

    Now I'm going to make another couple myself. I think the Burmese cat will love it too - she's chubby so if she hunts for her food and it might slow her down, and I'll make another 2 for the dogs. I think Deska's one will have longer pieces of flannel as he has such a long nose.

    The pieces of flannel in this one are 17cm x 4cm (6.5" x 1.75").
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    Underside of mat.jpg
     
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  2. Cara Sandler

    Cara Sandler Forums Enthusiast

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    I love crafty fun ideas, thanks.
     
  4. Caro

    Caro Moderator

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    Actually I think the material is fleece, not flannel. I've brought some mats so will post a pic when I've done it and tell you how many strips of fleece it took.
     
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    I have a friend that makes these and other fleece toys. They look like a lot of fun and Edan would have a blast with it. Keiran, however, would probably tear apart the fleece ends. I still may end up breaking down and buying one because they really are nice.
     
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    This looks so cool! Maybe something to entertain the interminably bored Fillion. I'm not really craftsy--what does the mat look like without the fleece/flannel? Is it sold in regular stores? Kinda looks hard to make to me.
     
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    I think Cleo would actually enjoy something like this. I may look into making one for her.
     
  8. PonyForever

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    Are the flannel pieces just tied in a knot through 2 holes? This could probably be made with old T-shirts and a mat as well?
     
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  10. Robert Smith

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    Wow... Amazing idea to create doormats by self at home. As we have already bought door mats form Miracle Mat. Interested to work on these Do-It-Yourself doormats.
     

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