Have you ever looked at your dog and thought ”I wish you looked just a little bit more formal”? Well, we’ve got just what you’re looking for!
Whether it’s for a specific event, or just for chilling in the house, you can make a custom bow-tie for your dog in under 5 minutes! It will elevate your dog’s cuteness factor instantly.
Here’s what you’ll need (we suggest reading the instructions before going out to buy all these items, because there is more than one way of proceeding):
–Small piece of fabric
–Sticky velcro dots
–Tape measurer (to measure your dog’s neck)
–Normal sized sheet of paper
–Dry glue stick, white glue (or hot glue)
Here’s how to proceed:
01. We wanted the bow-tie to have a slightly stiff base, so we cut a piece of white paper the exact size of our eventual bow-tie. For small dogs, 2.5 inches by 4.5 inches should do, for bigger dogs, you should probably do 3.5 inches by 6.5 inches.
02. Cut your fabric into a rectangle, slightly bigger than your piece of paper. Place the piece of paper in the middle of the fabric (right side down).
03. Fold all the sides of your fabric on to your paper, you can use your dry glue stick (white glue or hot glue gun) to do this. Let it dry a bit.
04. Scrunch up the middle of your rectangle, you can put a little piece of scotch tape to hold everything together.
05. Cut a piece of your fabric the width of the middle of your bow-tie, long enough to be able to be tied or glued in the back.
06. Take out your ribbon (You can also use a longer piece of fabric for this, if you’re using fabric that is woven). Remember to measure your dog’s neck to make sure it fits perfectly. Stick or glue a velcro dot to each end (opposite sides) and one in the middle (if you choose to velcro the bow-tie to the ribbon instead of gluing it).
07. Stick or glue another piece of velcro to the middle of the back of your bow-tie and stick it to the ribbon.
08. Attach the bow-tie to your dog and bask in the cuteness!
Feel free to modify any of the instructions to your liking and by all means share your dog photos if you succeed in making your bow-tie!