Kids’ DIY: How to Make a Duct Tape Bow Tie Collar for Your Pet
Hey Pup Peeps, I look so dapper in my new bow tie. Don’t you want to make one?
-X Kilo the Pug AKA Kilo the DIY Dog
Watch my video and then follow the simple instructions below. You may need a bigger human helper like I did.
You will need:
A measuring tape
A small, thin ribbon or strip of duct tape for middle of bow
Extra ribbon to tie the bow to your pet or a collar to attach the bow to
Step 1: Measure your Tape
Measure out your tape to be twice as long as you want your bow to be. You will be making two different sized bows and putting one on top of the other to get a more 3D effect. We made ours from a 10in piece for the back and a 7in piece for the front.
For a larger dog and to make a bigger bow tie we measured 14in for the larger piece and 10in for the smaller.
Step 2: Fold your Tape
Carefully fold your tape in half, aligning the two edges so the sticky parts touch each other. Do this with both pieces.
Step 3: Fold your Tape Horizontally, Twice
Fold the tape in half horizontally so both edges meet and then back again the other way (like a fan). Do this with both pieces.
Step 4: Layer your Bows and Pinch the Middle
With your smaller piece centered on top of the larger one and the creases lined up, pinch the centre of both to make your bow’s shape.
Step 5: Tape the Centre in Place
Tape carefully around where you’re pinching to hold it in place.
Step 6: Measure your Pet’s Neck
Use your measuring tape to measure your pet’s neck and be sure to leave 3 or 4 inches extra to tie a knot in later. Cut a piece of ribbon to this size, or for this step you can also just use a collar you may already have for your pet and secure the bow onto that.
Step 7: Secure bow to ‘Collar’ and Cover
*Parental help is required for this step* as you should use a small dab or hot glue to secure this in place. Place the ribbon measured to your pet’s neck, or the collar you already have centered to the back of the bow. Use a little bit of hot glue to secure this in place. Cover your taped center and the ‘collar’ with a fancy ribbon by wrapping it around on top of where you just taped. Glue into place.