Monday, December 21, 2009

Fun Collars!

Happy December 21st!! Today Heffner was reading a book about Santa Claus to Bess. To read a Christmas book, you need to be wearing special Christmas glasses.;o)

Last night, I was feeling a little crafty. Not a lot, just a little. So while watching more Christmas movies, I spent some time working on some Christmas "party" collars for the dogs. First I took some skinny elastic string stuff:
Then I took a couple of the MANY random Christmas garlands that we have that I don't really know what else to do with other than to make the dogs wear them, and I cut them up into small segments.

Next I cut the elastic string stuff into lengths that will fit each dog's neck. I tied off the ends and covered them in hot glue to sort of seal them closed (I couldn't think of anything else that would work and elastic doesn't melt with a flame the way nylon does).

Then I tied the individual garland segments onto the collar of elastic. The end product was:

I then tried my hand at making a "party" collar with actual ribbon and some beaded string using the same manner. I actually kind of like how it turned out!


Kennedy said...

Okay so seriously, where did you find glittery hot glue?! How cool is that! They turned out great! I can see many of these cool festive collars in the dogs' futures - there's Valentine's Day, St. Patty's, President's Day....

Lindsay said...

FANTASTCI ideas Kennedy!!! I'm totally going to have to do that!:)

Wild Dingo said...

Wow! I'll bet your dogs really hate them! which means humans LOVE them even more! booowhahahahah!

Very cute!
wild dingo

Emma Rose said...

How creative! The dogs don't look too excited about it though. BOL. Love the polish too.

Merry Christmas! Let it SNOW!

Emma Rose

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Love the shades and cute collars that your mom made for you...she is quite crafty!

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Schwang said...

They look like big presents all wrapped up. And they probably stay on really nicely.

Mindy Lu said...

BARK!! Oh, the horror of this holiday. Why do hoomans insist on embarrassing us this way? And do I spot painted pawnails? Oh my, dont let my mommy see those. I will be next! Sasha the Princess

M.T. said...

Heff in those glasses -- snazzy!!!!