Today we are going to make a DIY Dog Advent Calendar! Many of you have been asking us to do more DIY videos, so we thought we would give this a shot!
DIY Dog Advent Calendar Materials List
- Large Foam Board (Green if you can find it, if not paint it)
- 24 Small Dixie Cups
- Bag of Rubber Bands
- 24 Glittery Pipe Cleaners
- Assorted colors of tissue paper
- Permanent Marker
- Elmer’s Glue
- Red Bow
- Paint Brushes
- Green and Brown Paint
- Exacto blade
- Small Dog Treats
To see a visual of how this is done, be sure to watch the video at the top of this page.
I am not a very crafty person, in fact, I don’t think I am very good with scissors and glue. So taking on this project was really outside of the box for me. The first thing you need to do is lay out your dixie cups in the shape of the tree you want on your foam board. Then trace around it in a tree shape. You can be creative if you want to, but I went simplistic in my design.
After your tree is cut out, paint it to look like a tree. While the pain dries, the treat cups can be prepared. To do this, take the Dixie cup and add your treats. Then take your tissue paper and cut it into squares. 3 inch by 3 inch squares should work. Take those squares, and place them on the top of the cup, use a rubber paint to hold it in place. Decorate the around the cups with the pipe cleaners. Once you are all done, use your marker to write the numbers 1 – 24 on all the cups.
Hopefully by now, the paint on your tree is dry. Mix up your numbered cups, and arrange them on the tree so you know where they will go. I did 4 on the trunk, and then started with a bottom row of 6, then 5, then 4, then 3, then 2. Take your elmers glue and liberally coat the bottom of the cups and glue them in place. Once you are done with the cups, glue your bow to the top of the tree. Now allow your tree to lay flat until your glue is completely try and hardened.
That’s all there is to it! Now you have a beautiful DIY Dog Advent Calendar. Your dogs can help you count down the days until Christmas! If you liked this DIY please be sure to share it with your friends!