The Life of Bon: Angel Puppy goodness

Monday, October 28, 2013

Angel Puppy goodness

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Welcome to the first ever "DIY" post from The Life of Bon.  I have a pretty good idea of what I am good at in this world and what I am not good at in this world,  DIY projects falling into the category of things I am definitely not good at.  But the thing is I have this brand new adorable little puppy and I wanted to dress him up for Halloween.  Next Halloween he will be big and grown up, but for just this one Halloween he is an absolutely adorable baby puppy.

I felt weird spending money to buy the dog a costume (also dog costume prices- $20-50 buckaroos.  YIKES!) so I decided to make him something.  My sole requirement was that it be easy.  Enter: angel wings.  Since Maverick is about the size of a hamster I figured I could make super small angel wings that would be no hassle at all.  Also the main ingredient is toilet paper which only added to the awesomemess of my first ever DIY project.  

DIY ANGEL DOG COSTUME
AKA
HOW TO TURN YOUR DOG INTO THE MOST ADORABLE THING EVER
(I did this on a dog but you could do it for anything- dog, cat, baby, husband, the sky's the limit!)



SUPPLIES:  (I headed to Target for all my supplies.  You gotta love Target because they have everything in one place and it's always easy to find. That and I can eat popcorn and drink a soda while I shop.  Boom!)

Glue, cardboard, shoelaces, Cottonelle triple roll 12 pack,  gold pipe cleaners.  (Not pictured: hole punch, tape.)


STEP ONE:  Trace angel wings and cut them out.  I had to do this twice because the first time my wings weren't defined enough.  Because the toilet paper ends up being so big and fluffy you have to make sure that the curves of your wings are very noticeable, otherwise it's hard to notice the shape of wings.


STEP TWO:  Tear of individual squares of Cottonelle triple roll toilet paper.  Hold toilet paper in the middle and bunch it.  Glue toilet paper to cardboard.   (I loved using the triple roll because it made it extra fluffy.  It also glued on and stayed on very well because of its thickness.) 


I have the patience of a two year old which is why I just splattered glue all over the cardboard and then squished toilet paper on there in a mad tizzy.  It worked!  This is a DIY project that is honestly pretty hard to mess up which is great if you're like me and struggle big time with simple things like glue.



STEP THREE:  Make two single hole punches on the side of each wing.  String the shoelace through the hole and tie a knot so that when you pull the shoelace it stays in place.

STEP FOUR:  Use pipe cleaner to make the shape of a halo and attach to the wings.  I attached mine with packing tape (the glue wouldn't hold) but I think in the future I would use hot glue.

STEP FIVE:  Glue or tape the wings together.  This might not be necessary for a baby or adult, but when I tried to put the individual wings on Maverick they kept falling down/ coming off.


(Ignore the punches on the right side... I was experimenting with things.)


STEP SIX:  Use the shoelaces to tie the wings around the body of the puppy.  By having two sets of strings it helps to stay on the puppy better.




Doesn't he look like the fluffiest, most adorable puppy ever?

Right now at Target if you buy the 12 pack Cottonelle triple pack you get a box of Kleenex free with this coupon.  It's while supplies last so hurry in!


30 comments:

  1. omg. i die. He is the CUTEST thing ever!!!

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  2. This has got to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen!!

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  3. Ok, I'm in love. SO CUTE! Look at the craft coming out in you!!

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  4. Oh my gosh! I love his costume! You did a great job on this DIY! Looks like you should be crafty more often. :)

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  5. OMG that is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Great job on the costume!

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  6. Awwww! How freakin precious!! Great job!

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  7. So adorbs! If my dog would actually keep it on I'd try it! Talk about cuteness!

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  8. You knocked it out of the ball park.... cutest li'l angel pup ever! Way to go!

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  9. Greatest DIY project I've ever seen!! And even though I have an absolutely adorable pup, I can't help but think that at this particular time.. yours may be a little cuter than mine! lol

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  10. OMG I love your puppy!

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  11. Good job, I'm impressed! He is so cute. Seriously, little Maverick is trying to melt my dog-disliking-heart!

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  12. Oh my lord, he is the cutest!

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  13. So adorable, I can't even handle it!

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  14. Stop it. This is the cutest thing EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    Voyage of the MeeMee

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  15. OMG, I cannot handle the cuteness. Omggggg I want him!

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  16. I love that costume! Maverick is the cutest.

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  17. Haha the fact that he didn't shred this to pieces is just an added bonus! What a good (and adorable!) pup!

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  18. Ah, he's the sweetest puppy angel ever!!!!

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  19. Adorable! But we were going to have be Toto in our Wizard of Oz set. WAnna join us? Greg can be a flying monkey and you can be the Wicked Witch of the West.

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  20. How adorable!! I love it.

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  21. So adorable! Our dog wouldn't let her costume stay on for more than 30 seconds. If we put toilet paper wings on her she would scarf them down in a heartbeat. Maverick is quite the gentleman.

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  22. Dead! I'm in love! I already have a devil costume for one dog. Bon, you hit this out of the park!

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  23. This is so precious!!! My dog would rip it to shreds :/ too bad I don't have a cute little dog like this little one!

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  24. Hhahaha this is the cutest thing ever.

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  25. Yep..... completely adorable....... I am now wearing the stupidest grin ever, because your pup is soooo cute...
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=703891756290342 here is a link to another pup, that is totally adorable too!! you will now also be wearing a stupid grin ! :) I think it is hilarious you have turned into a dog lady!! It happened to me too. One year, the day before Christmas, in the parking lot of the grocery store, there was an adorable golden retriever sitting in the drivers seat of a pickup..like it was really driving it!! hahahaha, the day after Christmas, we had a puppy! Welcome to the Club of Dog Ladies.. it's a good club! :)

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