Y’all, today I’m bringing you an everyday wreath design that is perfect for anyone lucky enough to have dogs in their life. I’m showing you how to make an orange dog lover wreath that is a happy as it is adorable!
Most of you know that Parker and I are huge dog lovers. We have a whole pack of fur kids at our house and do what we can to raise money for dog rescues. We also have a whole line of anti-itch doggy shampoo called Mutt Scrub. it helps pups with skin issues but without all the scary, side effect inducing, ingredients! Wreaths are a huge part of our lives, but so are our pup friends! What better way to combine our two loves than with this fabulous orange dog lover wreath? In the video below, I show you how to take an adorable dog sign and beautiful ribbons and turn them into the perfect dog lover wreath. I think you’re going to love this project!
DIY Orange Dog Lover Wreath
Is there anything better than coming home after a long day to happy tail wags and a doggy smile? I think not. If you’re a dog parent, you totally get what I mean. No matter what kind of day you’ve had or how bad a mood you’re in, your pup is always excited to great you. It makes you feel loved, cherished, and needed. It’s the best. And, even if you aren’t a dog parent, chances are that a good portion of your customer base is. That means that this wreath design is still a great option for you!
People with dogs in their lives are usually excited to shout it from the rooftops. We wear shirts, have bumper stickers, and make some of our best friends at the dog park and the vet. So, chances are, this wreath design will be a big hit among our crew! And, pet wreaths make awesome gifts. You can definitely work with that when you are posting this wreath for sale. If you’re loving the idea of a dog wreath and are craving another similar tutorial, check out our DIY Rescue Dog Wreath. Not only is it adorable, it’s a great way to raise awareness for rescue dogs!
Here’s another pet lover wreath option…
Dog lovers aren’t the only pet parents who like to brag about their fur babes. You could change the sign and the ribbon to suit your cat owner clientele with a cat lover wreath. Instead of the dog bone ribbon, grab some paw print ribbon. Instead of the dog sign, find a cute one about the cat being the ruler of the house. You get the idea! Just choose your sign first and then select ribbon that matches the colors in the sign. If choosing ribbon colors and patterns makes you a little nervous, we have a post to help with that too! Check out How To Choose Ribbon Colors And Patterns For Your Project.
Making an Orange Dog Themed Bow
- Start with a 2.5” ribbon, measure a 8” tail, twist the ribbon and then add it to the bowmaker. Then make a 7” loop, twist, add it to the bowmaker. Make another loop on the other side then trim after a 8” tail.
- Use another 2.5" ribbon to repeat the same process making your loops a little smaller this time. Then use the third 2.5" to repeat the same process, making your loops smaller again.
- Next, use a 1.5" ribbon, repeat your process again. Repeat again with another 1.5" ribbon. And for the next layer, another 1.5" ribbon.
- Use another 1.5" ribbon to make your last full layer, then another 1.5" ribbon to make a small center loop with two tails.
- Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back.
- Make two more bows, just like the first one.
Orange Dog Lover Wreath
- Start by getting the wreath frame ready. Pull the ties on the top rung up and the ones on the bottom rung out.
- Next, take the 21" mesh and curl the end under a couple of times. Then scrunch towards the center to make a ruffle. Add that ruffle to one of the ties on the top rung of the frame. Make a 10" poof and add it to the next tie. Then continue around the top of the wreath frame then the bottom rung. When all the ties are full, trim the mesh from the roll.
- Now use the rotary cutter to cut 9 20" strips of both your 10" mesh colors.
- Take one, curl up the ends, then scrunch toward the center to make a ruffle. Add your ruffle to one of the ties on the bottom rung of the frame. Then use the other color for the next tie. Continue around the bottom rung and then the top rung until each tie is full, alternating colors as you go.
- Next use the super glue to attach your mounting squares to the back of your sign. Then add hot glue around the edges of the mounting squares. Once the glue is dry, add a pipe cleaner to each mounting square and twist if off.
- Use the pipe cleaners on your sign to push through the mesh and attach it to the frame on the right side of your wreath.
- Then use the same method to add your bows to the wreath at the top, bottom, and opposite of your sign.
- Use your ribbon tail board to cut 5 14” ribbon tails of two 2.5” and two 1.5” ribbons. Dovetail both ends of the tails.
- Take one 1.5" and one 2.5" each type of ribbon tail and place one on top of the other. Fold the tails in half and pinch the center together. Attach the center pinch to a twist tie on the outside of the wreath frame. Then do the same thing with the other two tails. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties, alternating the sets as you go.
- Finally, dovetail the ends of the ribbon tails on your bows at varying lengths.
I truly believe that our dogs see us as the best version of ourselves. The sign for this project reads “Be the person your dog thinks you are”. If we all aspired to live up to our dog’s version of us, this world would be a better place for sure. In the mean time, we can make it a little better one pretty wreath at a time!
Just pin this orange dog lover wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
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If you’re a dog lover or know someone who is, check out our Support Dog Rescue t-shirts and click on the picture below!