This year Big Heart Pet Brands® and Walmart are helping nurture the bond between pets and their people with creative crafts and ideas to help you include your furbabies this holiday. The holidays can be stressful and confusing on your pets, but with a little love and TLC (and of course a bunch of great treats) your pets can enjoy the holidays just as much as you do.
The only thing more spoiled in this house than our two girls is our little 6 pound chihuahua, Indi. She is quite the little princess here and the older she gets the more important it is to us to make her feel loved every minute. Feeling crafty and inspired by #TreatThePups I set out to make Indi her very own Dog Bone Stocking to hang alongside the girls stockings on the mantle. It turned out super cute – but the best part was that it was super easy.
Since Indi is getting older, I chose to get her some soft treats to fill her stocking this year. I was pleased to find a variety of soft treat options at my local Walmart. The “trail mix” I thought was hysterical since I take trailmix everywhere – now Indi can have her own. And the Soft & Chewy Milkbones were just like her favorite Milkbone Original Dog Biscuit – only softer for her little aging teeth.
All I needed was five pieces of felt – two brown, one red, one green and one white – a needle and thread, a glue gun, a sparkly pom pom, sharp scissors, and my printed patterns that I found on Pinterest. You can use a marker or a piece of chalk to mark out your cut lines and then use your scissors to carefully cut each piece out.
I did use just a little bit of thread to secure the bow to make sure it did not come undone. The bow was super simple to put together – I am going to have felt bows on everything now.
Before gluing everything together with the glue gun I placed them all togehter to make sure everything fit and lined up correctly. Start by running a line of hot glue down one straight side of your “bone” and securing to the other “bone.” Then work your way around the edge gluing and pressing the felt together – leaving room at the top of the stocking to stuff your Milkbone treats in to.
Once that has cooled and dried, add a loop from your leftover felt, the bow, and the sparkly pompom for a finishing touch.
I was super happy with how it turns out – and it is now proudly hung right alongside the other stockings over the fireplace so that Santa can fill it as well.
Check out the #TreatThePups page for more ideas for including your sweet furbabies in your festivities this holiday season. Are you planning to #TreatThePups this year at your house?