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Pet accessories

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Patriotic Dog Bow Tie

Steps:6
With this festive red, white, and blue bow tie, your pooch will be the star of your Fourth of July celebrations.
Materials
  • American flag bunting, 4 inches by 21 feet, 4-by-6-inch pattern
  • Fabric scissors
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Red-and-white-striped ribbon, 7/8 inch, mjtrim.com
  • Leather dog collar, in Red
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Pet Silhouette Stationery

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Pet projects, Pets
Why should sophisticated silhouettes be reserved for humans? Capture the contour of your furry or feathered friends, and use the image to personalize plain stationery or to mark the center of the universe -- a.k.a. the treats jar.
Materials
  • Self-adhesive shelf liner
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Black all-surface spray paint
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Pumpkin Pet Costume

Steps:11
Other Ideas:
Pet projects
Materials
  • Two orange XXL T-shirts
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Grid ruler
  • Fabric-marking pencil or chalk
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating machine-sewing thread
  • High-loft quilt batting (full size)
  • Large safety pin
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • 8-inch dish for tracing circles (or compass)
  • 6-inch cardboard plate or round plastic container lid
  • Zipper foot for sewing machine
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Brown and green felt
  • Leaf template
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
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Felted Dog Wigs

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Dogs, Pet projects, Pets
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Doggie Tote Bag

Steps:4
Keep your pet -- or at least his image -- at hand all the time, and show everyone just how cute he is. Adorn a bag with a silhouette of his profile. Ultrasuede fabric doesn't fray, so it's simple to work with, and twill tape, used for the collar and leash, is easy to shape.
Materials
  • Photograph of dog's profile
  • Ultrasuede fabric
  • Fabric pen
  • Fabric scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Natural-canvas tote bag (ecobags.com)
  • Twill tape
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Dog-Appliqued Infant Bodysuit

Steps:14
Share some puppy love with the baby in your life with these appliqued one-piece baby rompers.
Materials
  • French Bulldog Template, or photo of a dog in profile
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Damp, clean clot
  • Card stock
  • Patterned fabric
  • Trans-Web or other fusible webbing on release paper
  • Black marker
  • Solid-color one-piece baby romper
  • Machine-sewing thread in a coordinating color for decorative topstitch
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Button in coordinating color (optional)
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Paper Bag Animal Puppets

Steps:1
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Tin-Can Dog Robot

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Animals, Dogs, Pet projects
Making this tin can dog is a perfect project for you and your kids to do together. Almost everything you need can be found in your tool chest, kitchen cabinet, and recycling bin. Use a smooth-edge can opener to prevent any injuries, or rub jagged edges with emery paper prior to assembly.
Materials
  • Large can (such as one that held crushed or whole tomatoes)
  • Small can (such as one that held kidney beans)
  • Smooth-edge can opener
  • Drill, with 3/16-inch drill bit
  • No. 8 bolt with nut
  • Extension spring
  • 4 small casters
  • Liquid Nails adhesive
  • Heavy-duty peel-and-stick Velcro
  • Emery paper
  • Two 1/2-inch cable straps
  • Bolts, washers, and wing nuts
  • Metallic scouring pad
  • Pipe clamp
  • Large flat magnet
  • Red horseshoe magnet
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Animal Night-Light

Steps:17
Other Ideas:
Pet projects, Templates
This adorable animal night-light makes the perfect addition to any nursery.
Materials
  • Balloon
  • Medium bowl
  • Paper towel
  • Oil
  • Natural cheese cloth
  • Scissors
  • 8-inch-diameter round lampshade bottom wire
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Spray bottle
  • Decoupage gel
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Seam binding
  • Turtle template
  • Elephant template
  • Pin
  • Green card stock paper
  • Mat knife
  • Green tongue depressors
  • Black marker
  • Google eyes, optional
  • Bulb stand
  • 7.5 watt bulb
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Wool Cardigan Dog Coat

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Animals, Dogs, Pet projects, Pet toys
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