Best DIY Christmas Outfits for Families with Dogs

They don’t call Christmas the most wonderful time of the year for nothing! Whether they love it or not that much, everybody goes through festive Christmas preparations…at some level, or another. But especially if you have one of those lucky families that truly love the winter holidays and really appreciate their magic, this is the perfect occasion to decorate, shop for the best toys for 2 yr old girl, dress like Santa, and rejoice. And if you have a cute, furry dog that likes the spotlight and adores family gatherings, you could consider making some cool Santa outfits for dogs.

Now, according to Wiki, Labradors or Golden Retrievers would be the most suitable dog breed for our kid.

But we all know that if the puppy grew right next to your kid, the breed is irrelevant – he will love your little one no matter what and will try everything in his power to protect and entertain. So why not repay your dog and dress him too, in the lovely spirit of the Christmas holidays? Here are 5 great examples of how to make dog Christmas outfits, without spending a lot of money:

1. Christmas Present

Relax, we’re not suggesting you stuff your dog inside an actual present box. This is one of the easiest ways to dress up your dog for Christmas, and our No. 1 suggestion when it comes to cheap dog costumes. You can simply use a t-shirt that has a ribbon in the middle, preferably a red one. You can easily adjust it to fit your dog, with the ribbon side up, so that he will look like a real-life present. Come to think about it, most dogs are actual presents for their families.

2. Angel

Most dogs, especially when they’re little, are far from being angels. That’s not to say that wouldn’t make for a perfect Christmas angel that will fit in the holiday vibe perfectly! You can easily DIY wings and a halo using white paper or felt, and white pipe cleaner. Then, simply attach them to a belt and strap it around your dog’s back and voila - an angelic pet that will have everybody going “Awww, how cute”.

3. Christmas Elf

This is yet another great example of cheap dog costumes, which you can easily put together with simple items from the craft store. Use a green t-shirt that matches the ones of Santa’s little helpers, and match the outfit with a pointy hat, made out of green felt. Complete this cute dog Christmas outfit with a red pom-pom, attached at the end of the hat. The end result will be an adorable elf costume for your little pet helper, which requires minimal investment. This way you can save up and invest more to buy your children the best of gifts, like for example those awesome baby memory books by Top-mom

4. Reindeer

This has to be the second most popular outfit when it comes to Christmas dog clothes. And you won’t have to figure where to buy Christmas outfits from either! Again, the craft store will be your best friend, after your dog, of course! Purchase a couple of brown pipe cleaners and fashion them to look like antlers. Attach the result to a headband that will fit your dog’s head and then stick a red pom-pom on a different headband for the nose. You will have a red-nosed canine Rudolph walking around the house and spreading the Christmas spirit in no time!

5. Santa Claus

Of course, we saved the best for last! This is by far the most popular dog costume you can think of for the winter holidays, and it won’t require much effort either. Just fashion a red t-shirt to fit your dog, and wrap a black belt around its waist. Use red felt to create a pointy hat, and then attach a white pom-pom at its end. Finish up by attaching white felt trim to the shirt, and there you have it! Santa Paws is here!


We hope you’ve enjoyed our small DIY list of funny dog costumes, and that you will be able to put together the nicest one for your doggie. Let us know which idea you liked best, and if you have other interesting and crazy Christmas god outfit suggestions, please do share!

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