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D.I.Y. Craft Project

Day 3: French Hen Dog Costume

Put your pup in a festive mood with a feathery costume that is très chic.

Supplies

  • Red Beret Hat
  • Scissors
  • Faux Moss
  • Glue Gun
  • Thin Red Ribbon
  • Faux Tiny Birds
  • Faux Tiny Bird Nest
  • Mini Eggs
  • Printout of a Black Mustache
  • Black Fabric
  • Bags of Brown, Gray, and White Feathers
  • Fuzzy Dog Shirt
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. Fill your bird nest with moss, tiny eggs, and birds using a glue gun.
  2. Cut a long strip of red ribbon and lay it on top of the red beret. Add hot glue to the bottom of the bird’s nest and place on the beret, on top of the string.
  3. Using the mustache printout as a guide, cut a mustache shape out of the black fabric. Attach above your dog’s nose (carefully!) using double-sided tape.
  4. Starting at the top of the fuzzy dog shirt, apply feathers by sticking a dot of hot glue to the tip of each feather. Alternate between stripes of white feathers and brown feathers. When adding the next stripe, lift the layer above and glue feathers just underneath. Repeat until the entire shirt is covered.
  5. Secure the beret to your dog’s head using the red ribbon and finish the look with a red scarf.

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra cuteness, add tiny scarves to the birds using the red ribbon.
  • To keep your dog from licking off the mustache, place it above the nose rather than under.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jaderbomb

 Louisiana

 Artist, DIY blogger, bohemian-chic jewelry designer.

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