Dog Valentines + Free Printable

Happy Monday everyone!

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make an easy valentine you can give your dog, your neighbor’s dog or whomever!

I got inspiration for these from Sarah over at Whimsey & Hope. Hers are adorable, so be sure to go check them out!

The valentines I made include five different designs and sayings:
“I woof you”
“Best friends furever”
“Love is a fur letter word”
“Be mine furry valentine”
“I pawsitively adore you”

For these valentines you will need the following:

• Cardstock
• Scissors or X-acto knife
• Snack stick or treat of your choice

You can download and print the valentines here: Dog Valentines
The printable is formatted for a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper.

I highly recommend that you use heavy paper for this project. Regular computer paper will probably tear and will not hold the treats in place.
Also, depending on the diameter of your treat, you may have to cut a little more than what is shown in the pdf. (the two vertical lines on the valentine)

Have fun, and please share pictures if you give your favorite pups these valentines! 🙂

 

 

DIY No-Sew Dog Bandana

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Hi everyone!

Today I have a super easy tutorial for you!

One of my favorite dog accessories are bandanas. My dog hates wearing pretty much everything except for his coats and bandanas. They are the perfect little accessory to dress your dog in and another plus is that they don’t mind them! 🙂 This DIY is perfect if you don’t have a sewing machine on hand or are a little bit challenged when it comes to sewing.

I went to Hobby Lobby this week and picked up three different fabrics. One of them I used in this tutorial and the other two other I am saving for more DIY projects, so stay tuned for those!

The materials you will need for this project are the following:

1/2 yard or 1 yard of fabric (depending on the size of your dog, also buy extra in case you mess up!)
Scissors
Dritz 222 5/8-Inch by 20-Yard Stitch Witchery, Regular
Ruler
Steam Iron
Damp Cloth
Pencil

  1. To get started, take out your fabric and flip to the side that is not going to be shown when your dog is going to wear the bandana. Draw a triangle with your ruler or trace a bandana you already have. If you don’t mind frayed edges or an uneven cut, then you can cut the bandana out exactly the way you want it. If you would like a clean edge, then I suggest measuring an additional 1″ so then you can fold and “hem” the edge.
  2. Start cutting away!
  3. Once you have finished cutting, measure 1″ from the edge and start making a dotted line so it’s easier to fold your edge.
  4. Grab your Stitch Witchery and line it up with the edge you would like to finish off. Measure and cut. Place it in the space you measured (between the edge and the 1″ marks you made). Fold up on the dotted line you made. In the above photo, I had already placed the Stitch Witchery in the fold of the fabric and ironed it. I am just showing you the width of it compared to the fabric.
  5. Dampen a cloth (I used a new washcloth I had) and make sure to wring it out well. Set your iron to the “wool” setting. Place the cloth over the edge you are working on, with the stitch witchery in it and place the iron over the dampened cloth. Leave it on for about 10 seconds. It’s important that you don’t move your iron when you’re doing this. When you have finished a complete edge, flip it over and repeat on the other side.
  6. Do this to the remaining two sides.
  7. I decided to leave the folded up edges on the ends that tied and it helped me double knot it around Max’s neck. You can also grab velcro and sew it on the back if you don’t wish to tie it.

There we go! A pretty simple, decent looking bandana with no sewing! 🙂 Be sure to share pictures, if you decide to go ahead and follow this DIY!