Welcome back to our mini series all about dollar store finds for dogs! Today, we're putting on our DIY pants (it's a real thing) to show you how to easily make a Dog Toy Wreath. These wreaths would be a great thing to auction off at a fundraiser, to gift to a new or foster dog parent or just to hang up.
Again, we shopped at the Dollar Tree, but you should be able to find everything you need at a dollar store near you. Here's what you'll need to make a wreath:
- 10" styrofoam floral wreath (Look for a floral wreath over a regular styrofoam wreath since the floral types tend to be sturdier and are more resistant to dents)
- Variety of 7-8 small dog toys (Look for different colors, textures and types of dog toys)
- Dog leash
- Pack of extra long zip ties (You'll need anywhere from 10-20 zip ties)
To design your Dog Toy Wreath, lay your floral wreath on a flat surface and imagine a clock face. Position the largest (or least flexible) toys at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock or 12, 4 and 8 o'clock and then fill in the gaps with the remaining toys. Rope toys are great fillers. Use the zip ties to secure the toys in place and then trim the excess.
Every good wreath has a bow! To finish your wreath, tie the dog leash in a bow and position it in a bare spot, in a spot to cover a cluster of zip ties or wherever you'd like.
And that's it! Also, if you don't like the natural look of the floral wreath, you can cover it with ribbon, crepe streamers, fabric, paint...
Who would you make one for?
Woof! (Hey, there!) Pierogi, Gilly and Sarah here. Thanks for stopping by our dog blog. We're a little dog-obsessed around here and Pierogi & Co. is all about inspiring you to enjoy the dog days. Because life's more fun with your best (furry) friend by your side. So grab a bone and follow along as we stop to sniff the flowers...