| Credit: David Prince

What you need: Three laundered dish towels and scissors.
What you do: 
1. Cut an inch-wide strip from one short end each of two towels.
2. Bunch together the three towels and firmly tie one strip around an end to join them. Tightly braid the towels, then tie the other end with the second strip.
Also works with: Napkins and orphan socks, for smaller pooches.