One of the blog prompts I got from a dear reader was a challenge to find viable uses for pet hair. I rose to that challenge and aced it! The results of my research are below. Be sure to click on the pic to get the full glory of the project...
Cat toys. Apparently cats like toys made from their own fur. The video shows how to use the hair to make something much like felt.
Make yarn. There are folks who do make their own yarn, and I guess it's not too far a stretch to make it from pet hair. Wouldn't it be an awesome prank to knit a nice scarf for someone who is allergic to pet hair? Tell them how you SLAVED over not only the knitting of the project, but that you made the actual yarn! When their eyes swell up, you can remove the scarf and tell them it was all a joke. Then let the laughter ensue...
Compost. Apparently pet hair in your compost is just awesome for your garden. Which then leads to the next project.
Ward off pests in the garden. What you don't use in your compost just cut up and sprinkle around the base of plants to ward off slugs, bugs, gophers etc.
Stuffing for pillows. Another gift idea for that special person you don't like that is allergic. WARNING: it takes a LONG time to get enough. Unless it's a tiny pillow to use as a pin cushion.
Help the birdies. Place a basket in the yard with pet hair, pine needles, bark, leaves and other nest-building materials. If your pet has been chemically treated for fleas/ticks, don't use the hair.
Jewelry. Using the same method for felting, you can make little balls and use wire and make all sorts of really fine jewelry. (Yes, that is sarcasm.)
I HAVE SEEN THINGS LIKE THIS ON ETSY!!! REALLY!!
Fishing flies. FINALLY! Something for the man in your life! I didn't bother looking for a video. If you tie flies, you know how to do it. The big question is: Will it only catch catfish???