I love the idea of Halloween costumes (and clothes in general) for my two dogs, but they’re not so into it. Last week, I shared some of my favorite doggie Halloween costume ideas with you. For my dogs this year, I thought I’d try something new and less traumatic for their getups – festive bow ties!
hot glue gun & glue
hair dryer (optional)
Begin by cutting your tulle into a 12×12 inch square, and cutting a piece of your ribbon in to a 2-inch piece. Fold it in thirds once, then twice, creating a 4×4 inch square.
Use your fingers, as shown, to accordion your tulle square into a bow tie shape.
Flip the “bow tie” over and add a dab of hot glue to the center. Stick the center of your 2-inch piece of ribbon to the glue.
Flip your project over.
Roll in the two sides of the back of the bow tie and use hot glue to secure the rolled sides.
Glue together the back of the bow tie, and glue one end of the ribbon over it.
Fold down the other end of the ribbon and glue that in place as well. Let the glue dry. If there are any stray hot glue strings, use a hair dryer to remove them. Add a bobby pin to the back when you’re ready to put this on your dog. All you need to do is slip the bow on your dog’s collar and they’re set.
And now we come to the part of the post where I use all of my guts to keep from posting 30 photos of my dogs being cute…Â
…and I just bring you my top few. I’ll be doing more dog projects and sharing cute pooch pics soon, I promise.
Storm is our mini schnauzer/jack russell mix with a perpetually dirty, adorable beard.
She likes giving dainty high fives, or at least air-fives at nothing in particular when she wants something.
Storm will doÂ anything for a treat. She’s really smart and good at scavenger hunts for treats. Note the pumpkin shape on the treats we got the dogs for Halloween.
And because he’s so handsome, and was feeling left out of Storms treat-palooza photo shoot, here’s Woodrow. He’s a chow/Irish terrier mix (I know, super random). He might not be the smartest dog in the world, but he’s the best cuddler and everyone he meets loves him. Woodrow is scared of my camera, which makes this picture an anomaly!