It’s that time of the year: awards season. If you’re a fan of TV, movies, and music, you might also enjoy watching all the awards shows, like the 22nd annual SAG Awards (January 30). Coming up soon there’s also the 58th annual Grammy Awards (February 15) and the 88th annual Academy Awards (February 28).
Maybe you don’t get all gussied up to watch the awards shows (or maybe you do, I’d love to know!), but I’ve got a super fun way to dress your mutt up for the occasion. It’s this absolutely adorable, easy to make DIY doggie bow tie!
What I love about this bow tie is that you can do it up in so many different colors that are perfect for boy or girl dogs, and because they’re so inexpensive to make, your dog can have an entire wardrobe of pretty bows for every season, every event, heck, every mood! Check out my friend Kelly’s dog, Sampson, modeling his new bow tie!
My favorite DIY projects involve minimal supplies and take less than an hour to do, and this one fits the bill perfectly. You’ll just need your choice of fabric, scissors, a glue gun (I love this cordless one), and a needle and thread. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
I’ve included a few in-process photos below, but if you have any questions about how the project should go, don’t hesitate to ask.
- 1 1/2 C dry oats
- 2 C water
- 1 1/2 T coconut oil
- 1 t lemon juice
- 1 C Dr. Bronner's liquid Castile soap
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops rosemary essential oil
- Recycled bottle
- Combine oats and water in microwave safe bowl.
- Heat in microwave for 2 minutes or until oats are soft.
- Mix in the coconut oil, essential oils, and lemon juice.
- Stir in Castile soap until well combined.
- Use the funnel to add the mixture to your recycled bottle.
- If you have too much shampoo to fit into your bottle, freeze the leftovers until ready to use.
This is a really fun project that any DIYer will enjoy doing, and your mutt will look adorable wearing his (or her!) new bow! If you decide to take on this project, we’d love for you to share photos with us over on The Lazy Pit Bull Facebook page!
To check out our other fun doggie DIY projects, click here!