The arrival of the Epiphany marks the end of the holidays. But it is another occasion to get together and exchange gifts.
Here are some tips on how to make a do-it-yourself Epiphany stocking and what to put in it to surprise your four-legged friends.
Making a do-it-yourself Christmas stocking for your pet
To make a DIY animal-themed stocking, you first need to choose a material such as paper, felt, crochet, wool or fabric. Alternatively, you can take a long sock and decorate it as you wish. The most important thing when making a DIY stocking is personalisation.
If we have a dog, we can embellish it with the shape of a bone. If, on the other hand, we want to give the stocking to a cat, we can attach long whiskers to it. A nice and very personal idea is to print out a nice photo of your dog or cat and attach it to the stocking together with his name.
What to put inside the DIY stocking
Once you have created your animal-themed DIY Christmas stocking, you need to think about what you are going to fill it with. Obviously, we can’t fill it with sweets, like traditional stockings, but we can opt for food specially prepared for them, e.g. dog Panettone, or new toys.
Christmas stocking for the dog
To keep your dog happy on Epiphany morning, you can give him a stocking full of new toys. Among the most suitable gifts there is Smile, dental toys with bicarbonate crystals that help oral hygiene. Smile can also be filled with kibble and is meat-flavoured, making it very yummy. Another idea is the biscuit dispenser ball, with its irregular surface and massaging effect. Or the braided cotton rope toy, also useful for dental health and suitable for tug-of-war and tossing and fetching.
If, on the other hand, you have a cat, a plush mouse with vibrations to activate his hunting instinct and toys with plastic or wooden pendants, with fun shapes to arouse the cat’s curiosity, are a must in your do-it-yourself Christmas stocking. Or the cat pointer, the game with LED light that generates a beam of light to chase and catch.
Making a do-it-yourself Epiphany stocking for your dog or cat is a gesture of affection to end the holidays on a high note. Moreover, this year with Ferplast you can make a double gift. Buying on ferplast.com you will contribute to donate a warm shelter to the homeless pets of ENPA, the Italian Animal Protection Onlus. You have until January the 9th!