How to Create a DIY Dog Flower Collar for Your Wedding
Your dog will be the best dressed pup at your wedding or elopement with this easy DIY tutorial for a flower collar!
Updated: April 18, 2023
Making a flower crown or collar for your dog is one of many adorable ways to include your dog in your wedding or elopement!
You’ve probably seen these all over Pinterest, and just died at how cute they are.
I know I did, and I just had to make one for my pup. I was so happy with how it turned out, I thought I would put together a tutorial and share this with you all.
This tutorial can be used to make either a flower crown or a flower collar, whichever you think will work best for your pup!
Flower collar DIY Tutorial
Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes
How to make your dog a DIY flower crown or collar for your wedding
- Gather your supplies:
The supplies you will need for this DIY tutorial include:
Florals, either real flowers or from a craft store; It’s good to choose a mix of smaller flowers and some accent flowers, but you can also create accent flowers with your use of color choice, like I did with the mostly white or soft pink flowers accented with darker pink flowers. Don’t forget to add some greenery as well! You can check out some of my favorite crafting flowers and greenery here on Etsy.
Vine wrapped rustic wire (or craft wire)
Super glue (optional)
- Measure and cut your wire for the base loop
It should be long enough to comfortably fit around your dog’s neck twice, as we’re going to double up the wire for extra stability. Make sure it’s not too tight or too loose!
- Make a circular base for your floral crown/collar.
First, we’re going to fold the wire in half. At the halfway point bend, twist the wire to make a small loop. This will hold the ribbons on one side of the circular base.
Measure again on your dog to find the place on the other end of the wire where you want to make the second loop. Then fold the loose wire ends over and wrap them around them to make a small loop on the other side. This will hold the ribbons on the other side of the circular base.
- Add your flowers with floral tape
Start on one side of the circular base and add one stem of flowers at a time using the floral tape. Mix up large and small flowers, as well as different colors, if you’d like. Make your way from one side to the other.
- Secure loose ends with super glue (optional)
If your floral tape isn’t very sticky, you may have some loose ends. If you wish, you can secure them with super glue. This will be on the inside portion of the flower collar, so it won’t be visible when the dog wears it.
- Add ribbons to the loops of your circular base
Tie a piece of ribbon around each of the loops so you can tie the flower collar around your dog’s neck.
- Try it on your dog and admire your work!
You’re all done! Admire how adorable your dog looks with his or her new wedding accessory!
The finished product!
Rather purchase a pre-made dog flower collar?
Pictures above from Etsy.
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