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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
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.
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!