By Kari Remkus
Holiday Style: Felt poinsettia collar attachment
It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to get your furry friend in the holiday spirit! These felt poinsettias are an easy way to dress up your dog or cat this winter, and you’ve probably already got most of the supplies. So get crafting and bring the cheer with this festive do-it-yourself poinsettia collar attachment.
What you’ll need:
Two sheets of red felt
One sheet of green felt (optional)
Hot glue gun
Needle and thread
Step One: Cut
Fold a red sheet of felt in half lengthwise. Cut two strips 2 inches wide, two strips 1.5 inches wide, and one strip 1 inch wide. Cut the 2-inch and 1.5-inch strips into 12 equal sized rectangles, and the 1-inch strips into 6 equal-sized rectangles. Make the rectangles into leaves by trimming the corners of each rectangle into a leaf shape. Cut a circle out of the other red felt sheet, about 2 inches in diameter, for the base of the flower.
Step Two: Glue
Using a hot glue gun, glue six of the large leaves onto the felt circle—gluing one tip of each leaf to the center of the circle. Hot glue the remaining six large leaves on top of the first six leaves, spacing between the original six. Repeat this process, making concentric circles with the medium and small leaves until you have used up all your
Step Three: Sew
If you are satisfied with your poinsettia, use a needle and thread to sew a button to the center. (I used one of the many extra buttons that came with all the sweaters I have purchased.) Sew a hair elastic to the back of the finished product—this will allow you to attach the flower to your pet’s collar. To attach, take off your pet’s collar and wrap the elastic around a few times. Now your furry friend is ready for all those holiday parties!
If you’d like to add green felt to the leaves of your poinsettia, trace five leaf shapes together in a circle (like the base level of your flower). Then, cut out the shape and hot glue it to the back of the poinsettia before sewing on the elastic.