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How to make a sweet dog bone plaque for pet lovers

This year for pet owner’s appreciation day why not gift a fellow pet lover with this sweet dog bone plaque. You can write one of your favorite quotations or use one of the ones we list here. What a great gift or item for a spring bazaar or craft show! Just be sure and make a dog bone plaque for yourself as well!

The dog bone plaque is so easy and inexpensive to create with some wooden hearts and crafts sticks!

Updated April 2018

Sweet dog bone plaque

dog bone plaque

Materials:

  • 2 Wooden Craft Sticks
  • 2 Wooden Hearts
  • Wood Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • 3/8″ Island Blue Satin Ribbon
  • Silk flowers and floral leaves

 

Instructions:

  1. Begin with 2 wooden craft sticks and 2 wooden hearts. Next, glue the edges of the craft sticks with wood glue. Use a damp cloth to wipe away excess glue. While the glue is drying hold the sticks in place with clips.

dog bone plaque

dog bone plaque

  1. Once the glue is dry (about 30 minutes) glue the wooden hearts on each side and clamp in place. Use a damp cloth to wipe away excess glue. When dry, remove the clips and paint with acrylic paint. Let dry.

dog bone plaque

dog bone plaque

  1. Add an inspirational message or quote to the bone. I used a Sharpie to write my quote. (more suggestions at the bottom of this post.)

dog bone plaque

  1. Create the hanger for the plaque by wrapping 20 gauge wire around a wooden dowel.

dog bone plaque

  1. Hot glue the spiraled wire onto the plaque. Unroll the ends of the wire to make them straight and easy to glue onto the back. Then, make the bow.

dog bone plaque

dog bone plaque

Make the bow

  1. To make the bow place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

dog bone plaque

  1. Place floral leaves into the Mini Bowdabra.

dog bone plaque

  1. Place the 3/8″ satin ribbon end into the Mini Bowdabra. Next, fold the ribbon and create a loop at the 1.5” mark.

dog bone plaque

  1. Fold the ribbon back and forth at the 1.5″ mark making a total of 8 loops. Next, add the floral picks to the center and scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.

dog bone plaque

dog bone plaque

dog bone plaque

dog bone plaque

  1. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.

dog bone plaque

  1. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow. To tie off the bow, pinch the Bowdabra Bow Wire securely against the bow. Twist the bow 4 to 6 times in a clockwise direction. Fluff bow and hot glue a silk flower to the center of the bow to hide the Bowdabra Bow Wire.

dog bone plaque

  1. Use the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the bow to the wooden dog bone plaque. Trim away excess wire.

 

Quotation suggestions:

“I have a very old and attachment for dogs, I like them because they always forgive.” ~ Albert Camus

 

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles Shultz

 

“The dog is a gentleman. I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” ~Mark Twain

 

“The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.” ~ Lord Byron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
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