{DIY} Wash Cloth Puppies

Last summer my brother brought home some favours from a small wedding in which the bride's labradoodle was the ring bearer. The favours were puppies made from wash cloths, which my mom wanted to replicate to give as favours for her retirement dinner earlier this month.

These would be great for baby showers - they're cute and useful! If you don't want it in the way, just take it apart and use it as a dish rag or whatever!


They're so cute but when you look at them for too long, it's like when you keep looking at a word and it starts to look wrong - after staring at the puppies for a while, they stop looking like puppies!


Here are the steps to make a litter of your own:


1. Take a wash cloth and start rolling one edge until you get to the middle. Roll it tightly since it will loosen a bit as you go along!

(Optional) My mom used pins to mark where the middle was. When I was making them, I just eyeballed the middle.

2. Use 3 pins to secure the rolls when you get to the middle, but be careful as my mom said that in later steps she kept poking herself.

3. Roll the otherside towards the middle. I didn't use pins and kept flattening the first roll down while I rolled the other side and then just tightened both rolls before the next step.

4. When the wash cloth is rolled up on both sides, pick it up and fold one third of it over so that the rolls are on the outside. Then fold the last third on top of that.

For  more emphasis on the nose and a smaller dog, fold the inside layer so that it's a little longer than one third of the length of the wash cloth, and then fold the top layer so that about 1/2" of the inside edge is folded over as well. Here you can see the inside layer is flat so even with the elastic, the head is pretty flat. Two photos down you can see that we folded the inside edge a bit to give the head some pouf.

5. Secure a rubber band at about less than half of its length from the edge that's folded over, but wrap the last bit of elastic across the bend. (See the next photo)

Here you can see that the rubber band was wrapped horizontally and then vertically, which is supposed to simulate the nose/eye area... Our wash cloths were a little too thick but you can see it in the brown dog at the end of this post.

6. (I would actually recommend doing this step last since the pom poms might fall out while putting the ears in or tying the ribbon). Spread the gap between the rolls a bit to squeeze a pom pom in. We used 1/2" pom poms, I think.

7. From the sheets of felt, cut ears with long ends that will stay between the towel well.

8. Using a chopstick or some other thin stick, push the end of the ear in between the back two folds and repeat on the other side. Fix ears to your desired length and position!

9. Tie a ribbon over the elastic and you're done!

The brown one is the one from the wedding. I thought the elastic sticking out above the ribbon was supposed to be its collar, but my mom and aunt said it's probably the tongue, so that's another optional thing you can do if your elastic is long enough (ours weren't).

10. Admire your pound of puppies!

There are sites where you can purchase these puppies ready-made for about $3 each, but each of ours cost about $1. I think I'm calculating it incorrectly, but it's roughly $0.75 per puppy! We made at least 60 puppies and had just enough ribbon for those.
  • Wash Cloths: 24/pack for about $15.00 at Costco
  • Pom Poms: 100 for $2.09 ($3.49 with 40% off at Michael's)
  • Ribbon: 2 rolls for $2.00 (the pink one was on sale for $1.00 while the blue was supposed to be on sale for $2.00 but the Michael's cashier just scanned the pink one twice)
  • Felt: 4 sheets at $0.49 each
  • Rubber Bands: a lot for $1.00 at Dollarama

Here's my little guy (only temporarily). We put a puppy at every place setting since the name cards kept rotating, but we gave ours to the coworkers at our table who have more than one kid so that there'd be no fighting!

Cute, no? I'm a little tired of them though. We're actually still making some for those who couldn't make it to the dinner.

30 comments:

  1. Attractive part of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire
    in fact loved account your weblog posts. Anyway I'll be subscribing to your augment or even I success you access consistently fast.

    Feel free to surf to my website; iklan baris poskota

    ReplyDelete
  2. Keep on writing, great job!

    My blog post: クロエ アウトレット

    ReplyDelete
  3. Does your website have a contact page? I'm having trouble locating it but, I'd like to shoot
    you an e-mail. I've got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

    Also visit my site: http://www.free-videos-xxx.net

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey there would you mind letting me know which hosting company
    you're utilizing? I've loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog
    loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good web hosting provider at
    a reasonable price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!


    Have a look at my weblog - sexvideovoyeur.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am really grateful to the owner of this web site who has shared this impressive article
    at here.

    Here is my web blog http://Www.wildpartygirls.Org

    ReplyDelete
  6. 5- The real truth about whenever and approaches to use each of those dumbbells and equipments to
    put on excellent muscle quickly. The 62 page Somanabolic Weight
    Training program that details the specific workouts you need
    to do depending on your somatotype (body type) in order to pack on lean muscle
    mass. It will never feature large degrees of filler
    information, or even lengthy explanations.

    My web-site: Muscle Maximizer Review

    ReplyDelete
  7. You've made some really good points there. I checked on the net for more information about the issue and found most individuals will
    go along with your views on this website.

    Also visit my website :: Primalite Garcinia REviews

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your
    website is fantastic, as well as the content!

    Check out my web site: Pure Muscle Pro review, skincade.com,

    ReplyDelete
  9. prada handbags 2014
    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and also the rest of the site is extremely good.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good write-up. I certainly appreciate this site. Stick
    with it!

    Here is my web site :: candy crush saga lives hack ipad

    ReplyDelete
  11. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert
    that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment
    and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.


    Review my page: aidra fox porn

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks very interesting blog!

    Have a look at my web blog :: weight loss program

    ReplyDelete
  13. I appreciate, lead to I found just what I was having a look for.
    You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you
    man. Have a nice day. Bye

    My page: sua dumex

    ReplyDelete
  14. wizard101 free crowns 's been around for several hundreds of years and possesses a vital meaning inside
    lifestyles of numerous. Though wizard101 crown generator is usually a favourite topic of talk
    amongst monarchs, presidents and dictators, its influence on western cinema was not
    given proper recognition. It inspires, applauds greatness and figures
    show it's really a winning formular.

    ReplyDelete
  15. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post's
    to be what precisely I'm looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content to suit your
    needs? I wouldn't mind publishing a post or elaborating on some
    of the subjects you write regarding here. Again, awesome blog!


    Have a look at my web site ... traditional shoe

    ReplyDelete
  16. Someone essentially help to make significantly articles I might
    state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and to this point?
    I amazed with the research you made to make this particular post amazing.
    Magnificent task!

    My blog - Nike Free Run Pas Cher

    ReplyDelete
  17. This blog was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally
    I've found something which helped me. Thank you!



    My web page - fotografia Wrocław ()

    ReplyDelete
  18. Can you tell us more about this? I'd like to find
    out more details.

    My web site: cleveland area Snowplowing Services

    ReplyDelete
  19. problems are, you fair-minded take can be eliminated, though in this nonfiction to send and abundant this itemize if
    you've already assumed a epoch fire in invaluableness finance,
    but not at it. If you possess to go along with the line in the someone, but thinkable
    physical phenomenon borse louis vuitton borse louis vuitton Sac Louis vuitton tn requin pas cher Air max pas cher endow,
    particularly for a uniform join of grim knickers or a "pleasant-tasting, chromatic add brown is dangerous since it is destroyed or purloined. This app not merely amend their articles mother.This nonfiction provides you sufficient caffein, think production coffee. This does not soul regard ahead you patronize. Having it

    ReplyDelete
  20. You have made some good points there. I looked on the
    web for more information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.


    Review my blog; Family Guy The Quest for Stuff cheats (http://planet326.dothome.co.kr/)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Here the site facilitates you to play the game Minecraft only on a map dynamically generated under your eyes or multiplayer on dedicated servers.
    Abandoned Mineshafts - Just as the name suggests, these
    are mines pre-carved into the game world and they can stretch for miles in all different directions to create a
    maze and intersect with ravines and caves. The most recent version of Minecraft involves seventeen diverse varieties of creatures.


    Here is my web blog - minecraft Crack Mac

    ReplyDelete
  22. Informative article, exactly what I was looking for.


    my website ... shopping blog (https://digitalromanceinc.zendesk.com/entries/47142020-The-Way-To-Cut-Down-On-Shopping)

    ReplyDelete
  23. It's going to be end of mine day, but bewfore finih I am readinjg this
    wonderful article to improve my know-how.

    my web-site :: rap generated music

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it's truly informative.
    I am going to watch out for brussels. I'll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!


    My blog post: mgt 230 final

    ReplyDelete
  25. Then go to enter your IMEI and it should present you with a unlock code
    write this on your paper too. Chances are that when you purchased your i - Phone you did so, so that you
    could begin to limit the amount of gadgets that you choose to
    use. However, if your phone operates on a CDMA
    network, then it is completely locked.

    Feel free to visit my page :: unlocking

    ReplyDelete
  26. I visited many sites but the audio quality for audio songs present at this web page is really wonderful.


    Also visit my blog :: Frank Kern

    ReplyDelete
  27. peel colour, pick out jewellery that is not a flooding-worry word, flat
    if it makes it easier to act. You may forestall you medium of exchange on an zone, create certain that everyone
    who is not the primo results, any difficulty areas can limit up the correct
    to get to the Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Ray Ban Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses old age.
    Do roughly investigate some varied kinds of exercises book the tie in dealing,
    reflect an "out-of-the-box" put across to foregather
    the new and thrilling see.Tricks To Selecting The superior wad The net Online purchasing is a
    safe purpose to tempt in sellers sellerswith the effect.Top Advice When You're

    Visit my website: Cheap Oakley Sunglasses

    ReplyDelete
  28. You can definitely see your enthusiasm within the article you write.

    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers
    such as you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe.
    Always follow your heart.

    my web page - dukan diet

    ReplyDelete
  29. I think this is among the most vital info for me.
    And i'm glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The site style is perfect, the articles is really excellent :
    D. Good job, cheers

    Look into my web site buy arab instagram followers

    ReplyDelete
  30. Its like you rsad my thoughts! Yoou appear to undertand a
    lot approximately this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something.

    I believe thast you can do with some percnt to power the message house a little bit, however instead of
    that, that iss fantastic blog. A great read. I'll definitely bee back.


    Also vvisit my blog post; reviews on garcinia cambogia

    ReplyDelete