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If you love to pamper your pooches like we do, especially around the holidays, then you’re going to love today’s DIY!
I’m going to be showing you how to make a dog bone wreath for your favorite furry friend(s). I’m also going to show you how to put together a great gift basket that any pet will love!
This DIY dog bone wreath and dog gift basket can be made not only for your pets, but for other family members’ and friends’ pets as well. To create my doggie gifts I stocked up on pet supplies at Big Lots. Did you know that they carry a ton of pet supplies for great prices at Big Lots? From food to treats to toys to outfits, they’ve got your pets covered!
DIY Dog Bone Christmas Wreath
- 18-inch grapevine wreath
- red spray paint
- 11-12 large dog bones
- holiday ribbon
- (optional) greenery and/or trim
Step 1. Spray paint the grapevine wreath red. When spray painting it’s always best to do multiple thin coats of paint to avoid drips. Let paint dry.
Step 2. Cut a piece of ribbon and wrap it underneath a pice of the grapevine, then back up through the other side.
Place a bone on top of the ribbon, then tie a knot twice to secure the bone in place.
Trim the ends of the ribbon with scissors if needed. Since a dog will be eating the bones, we don’t want to use any adhesive on the bones.
Step 3. Add any real or artificial greenery, berries, or decorative picks underneath the ribbon bow.
Step 4. Repeat this process for each dog bone. 11 dog bones fit perfectly on my 18-inch wreath, but yours may be different if you use a different size wreath or bones.
Now the dog bone wreath is ready for giving! I plan on spoiling my dogs, Wesson and Tucker, with one bone each day for the days leading up to Christmas.
As you can see, Wesson was pretty excited about his new treat! He ran to his dog house to gnaw on it and hide it from our other dog. 😉
I also made a dog gift basket for our pooches for Christmas. I know that they’re going to love it! Follow along below to see how to make one for your favorite pet…
DIY Dog Gift Basket
- large box or basket
- newspaper, grocery bags, tissue paper, or basket filler
- dog bones and treats
- dog toys
- dog outfit
- plastic bags
- holiday ribbon
Step 1. Fill a large box or basket with crumpled up newspaper, grocery bags, or basket filler to give some extra height. I used some crumpled up newspaper in the bottom, then added crumpled tissue paper over the top so you couldn’t see the newspaper. This is an important step! If you don’t fill the box or basket first with filler, it’s going to look empty, and the products that you put inside will go straight to the bottom and will be hard to see.
Step 2. Add a large assortment of things that you know the dog will love to the box/basket. I bought tons of goodies for our dogs at Big Lots! In the back is a doggie sweater that I’m going to have my dogs wear. I can’t wait to see them in their new Christmas sweater!
For the dogs to play with, I bought a pack of colorful balls, a Santa dog bone-shaped toy, and a Christmas-colored chew toy.
As a treat for the dogs I bought a large bag of dog bones, then emptied part of the bag in a clear plastic bag and tied a red and white-striped ribbon to the top. I wanted to dog bones to be easy to see and to be the focus, not the packaging. I did the same with a bag of red and white striped peppermint dog chews that are supposed to give your dogs a better-smelling breath. They definitely need these!
I also included a couple of dog bones left over from my dog bone wreath, some colorful candy cane rawhide chews, and a pack of 3 gourmet dog cookies with a specially formulated yogurt frosting. The employee at Big Lots said that the dog cookies look good enough to eat. My kids kept asking me if I was sure that they were only for the dogs and not for people too! Sorry kids.
Step 3. Fill in any holes in the box with more tissue paper or any other kind of filler. I also added a floral pick with greenery and a pine cone on it, as well as a white poinsettia.
Gift to a proud pet owner or your favorite dog and get ready for the compliments!
We have a beautiful stray cat that has been coming to our house daily that my kids love and named Snowy. My daughter didn’t want Snowy to be left out this Christmas, so we picked her up a cute little sweater for her to wear, as well as a cat collar and a tube filled with colorful balls for her to play with.
My daughter wants to give them to her now, but I’m making her what until Christmas to give them to her. She is going to look adorable in her little Christmas sweater!
Be sure to shop Big Lots first for your pets, as well as for yourself and others! They’ve got great bargains on everything and carry lots of quality, name brand items too.
I hope you enjoyed the DIY dog bone wreath tutorial, the dog gift basket tutorial, and the cat gift ideas. What kind of animals do you have? Do you do anything special for them during the holiday season? I’d love to know!
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