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Dog-it-yourself Valentine’s Gift for Your Pup

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend everyone! Hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend with the company of your friends, family, or furry family members. Earlier this week I wanted to make a present for my dog/foster dogs. Since one of our fosters scratched up the extra dog bed we had, I decided I wanted to make a simple bed that wouldn’t cost the same amount as a pet store bed. This dog-it-yourself project costs just about $11! Make sure you wait for the plush fabric to be on sale at $5-6 a yard.

Supplies:
1.5 yards of plush fabric
One standards pillow

Tools:
Fabric scissors

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Step one: Layout your supplies on a flat area (like the floor).

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Step two: Allow your pet to rest on the supplies.

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Step three: Allow your other pet to rest on the supplies. (Roll your eyes and then decide to put them behind the baby gate so you can get some work done!)

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Step four: Cut 2-3 inch squares at each corner where the corner of the square meets the corner of the pillow.

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Step five: Cut one inch strips that are two inches in length towards the pillow. The strips are about two fingers apart. Do this all around the pillow.

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Step six: Lift one side of the fabric and then insert the pillow. Make sure the pillow is right in the middle. Then you can begin to tie the strands together. You will need to tie two knots per strand. Make sure you have a somewhat tight tension so that it’s not too loose because the pillow will be exposed. The picture below will show you what each knot looks like.

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Step seven: All done! Let your little one rest on it! They will love it!

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Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!

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New Year, New Crafts, New Blog

After failing to update my previous blog on a regular basis,  I decided it would be better to have a fresh start with a new blog name/site. I also decided it would be a great way to log my daily activities that include crafting and cooking. After crafting last week with my friend and her group of crafty friends and joining a Stampin Up group, I was excited and ready to take on the crafting world again.

With the crafty ladies, we made these amazing yarn wreaths that the craft host saw on Pinterest (the most addictive site ever!). After seeing several yarn wreaths on Etsy and Pinterest, I told myself “I can do that. Totally easy” but I never had the time. I’m glad that I was able to join this group to finally make these wreaths. Since Christmas is over and my pine wreath was falling apart on my front door, I was glad I was able to replace the wreath with something festive for the next ‘holiday’ season – Valentine’s Day. I decided on pink and white yarn to make it Valentine-centric. The best thing to do when you want to use different colors is to buy the yarn that is already semi- tie dyed. Since my yarn was already dyed two colors, it was easy to transition to another color without having to use two different balls of yarn. The total cost of this project was about $5 (thank you Michaels coupons). It took about two hours because the flowers are a little more tedious to make but totally worth it. You can even use buttons to decorate your wreath or fun cupcakes felt stickers like my friend used.

Here’s the finished product. Enjoy!