How to Make a Homemade Dog Bow Flower in less than 30 minutes
A Fast and Simple Craft activity
A fun and easy activity to do for your dog or cat is to create a flower hair accessory that can be worn by any pet. The following instructions demonstrate how easy it is to create this accessory with minimal and inexpensive materials.
You will need the following materials which can be purchased at any craft store and will allow you to create approximately 10-20 flowers depending upon the size that you choose to make each one.
You could use this as a creative project for younger children looking for a simple and fast craft project. I guarantee they will be proud of their finished products.
One piece of felt (any color preference)
One bag of pom poms (any color preference)
One piece of sturdy cardboard from which to make a stencil
Rubber bands (small doll rubberbands about 1/4" work the best)
One skein of embroidery yarn (to match the felt and pom pom)
Larger sewing needle
Trace and cut out a flower of your choosing on the piece of cardboard. Daisies work very well or any flower that has large petals. The cut-out will serve as a stencil to trace on the piece of felt. After tracing the stencil, cut the design from the felt.
You can stack several pieces of felt petals for a fuller flower or use just one felt flower to complete this project. Now take a pom pom, two rubber bands and using the embroidery yarn connect the pedal (pedals), pom pom, and rubber bands as illustrated.
In the center of the flower insert the needle with the embroidery yard through the pom pom. Do this several times for strength because the pom pom hides the thread so that it is invisible to the eye. Once the pom pom is in place and with the needle on the back side of the flower connect the two rubber bands on the reverse side of the flower using two or three loose stitches.
Do not insert your needle through the rubber bands because they will break and or weaken. Two rubber bands are recommended in case one breaks.
You're all Done so why not make a couple of extra's - it's Fast and Easy
This is a very easy project to complete and the results resemble a professional item. Your dog or cat will wear your results proud because you made this YOURSELF.