DIY // It’s a Noodle Party!

While I love big holidays, there’s something extra special about little celebrations. The ones that you don’t have to do anything for, usually end up being more fun than the mandatory gifting and fruit cake. So when Joanna told me Noodle was about to celebrate his 2nd adoption birthday, I knew we couldn’t let it pass without a little bash.

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DIY Pet Party Hats

All you need to make a DIY Pet Party Hat for your four-legged besties are a few inexpensive supplies you can find at your local art supply store.

Materials

Tools

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Start by tracing a cone shape on the back of your piece of leather, then carefully cut with a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Take your hot glue gun and lay a bead of glue down one side of the party hat, and roll into a cone. Hold until the glue sets, then use your leather punch on it’s smallest setting to make two holes on either side.

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Next, cut a piece of elastic long enough to go under your pet’s head twice (or make one for yourself, I won’t tell).  String through each hole of the party hat, then secure with a square knot and trim the excess. For the final touch, use your favorite multi-colored yarn to make a big pom pom (if you don’t know how, check out this DIY pom pom post) and hot glue to the top!

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DIY Wrapping Paper

Materials

Tools

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First, lightly sketch the design you want to stamp onto your rubber block. Using the smallest cutter in the set, start to carve away the negative space from your design. Switch to larger cutters as the level of detail gets less important and trim excess material if your design is smaller than the stamp.

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Now time for the fun part! Ink up your stamp and go to town. I went with a basketweave dog bone design for the wrapping paper and used my Noodle-shaped stamp to customize some treat bags for party favors.

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Project and styling by Gwen McKenzie for Jojotastic. Get more DIY projects here!

Top image by Meghan Klein. Photography by Jojotastic.