I have done this also. I even used rope as a core and made the dog a leash and the kids some bracelets and key chains. Its is kind of fun.
2010 JK added 17" rims and 32 inch At tires, hitch, Ace rock sliders, Barricade bumper,
light guards, grab handles, floor mats, Grabars, Rock Ridge hood latches and fuel door, and 2" Rancho sport lift with 9000XL adjustable shocks.