It’s been about a year since April Winchell closed down her famous blog, Regretsy. Whether you loved the site or hated it, Regretsy always shone a spotlight on some of the most unique and extraordinary handcrafts found on Etsy.
While it’s easy to find beautiful dog beds and gorgeous puppy collars on Etsy, we thought it would be fun to do some digging for some of the more unique items. Our efforts were rewarded with weirdly wonderful finds of the canine kind. Here are seven of our favorites:
Ever have a great idea come to you while sitting on the loo? With your very own custom dog portrait painted on a wooden toilet seat, you’ll be popping out ideas like … um … use your imagination to finish the sentence.
Keep the inspiration and creativity flowing with this unique way to decorate your toilet. All you need to do is send in a photo of your dog to get your very own custom pet portrait ready to greet you each time you go to the bathroom.
If you invite guests over and your pet portrait toilet seat doesn’t get your guests talking, then you might want to add this bathroom accent to set tongues wagging.
This handmade dog poo soap is made from an organic soap base with organic natural perfume and organic dye. Don’t worry, it doesn’t smell like what it looks like!
If you love mermaids and you love Pugs, then you’ll love this cheeky limited edition merpug (mermaid/Pug) print. Simply look into this little Pug’s soulful eyes and you’ll be mesmerized to get your own illustrated print. You’ll have to act quickly because there are only 40 available.
Each print is numbered and signed on the back. Maybe you’ll even hang it in your bathroom.
Turn heads with this daring and unique wraparound skirt. You’ll be the envy of the catwalk when you sashay down the runway wearing this bold dog print. The skirt is handmade from a combination of fine fabrics including classic tweed and cotton jacquard. Make a one-of-a-kind statement with this hand-numbered limited-edition skirt.
If you’re going to be showing off your style as a dog lover, Etsy has the perfect accessory for you to complete the look. You’ll definitely be turning heads when you’re out walking the dog if you wear these dog tattoo tights.
The bright mustard color will catch the eye, but the real showstopper is the dog face printed on each of the legs. The tights are seamless and made from a soft and comfortable microfiber. One size fits all, from S to XXL.
Speaking of accessories, here’s the final touch for your dog-inspired ensemble. This Golden Retriever dog purse gives new meaning to the phrase “doggy bag.” The purse is also eco-friendly. It’s made from up-cycled feed sacks, which have been transformed into a shoulder bag.
Feed sacks also have the added benefit of being extremely durable and waterproof. The purse easily wipes clean with a damp cloth, making this sack a practical and handy tote for all of your day-to-day needs.
If you don’t feel the need to make a bold fashion statement to proclaim your love of dogs, Etsy’s got something for you to wear under your clothes. These dog briefs fit the bill for yourself or your favorite guy. Featuring a dog’s face printed on the front, these shorts give new meaning to the phrase “hot dog”!
Now, if they only came in boxers …
What sorts of weird dog things have you found on Etsy? Let us know in the comments!
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About Holly Tse: Holly Tse is a green cat expert and lifelong environmentalist. Practicing Taoist and Dragon Spirit Guide who has experienced more than nine past lives and can bend reality at will. Totally into alternative healing, but her Achilles’ heel is reality TV cooking shows. As a Canadian expat, she uses an American spell checker for her Catster articles.