How to make a Duct Tape Bow Tie Collar for Your Dog
A measuring tape
A small, thin ribbon or strip of duct tape for middle of bow
Extra ribbon to tie the bow to your dog or a collar to attach the bow to
Step 1: Measure The Tape
Measure out the duct tape to be twice as long as you want your bow to be. You want to make two different sized bows and put 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 The Tape
Carefully fold the duct tape in half, aligning the two edges so the sticky parts touch each other. Do this with both pieces.
Step 3: Fold The Tape Horizontally, Twice
Fold the duct 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 The Bows and Pinch the Middle
With the smaller piece centred on top of the larger one and the creases lined up, pinch the centre of both to make the bow’s shape.
Step 5: Tape the Centre in Place
Take a small piece of duct tape and wrap it carefully around where you’re pinching to hold it in place.
Step 6: Measure Your Dog’s Neck
Use the measuring tape to measure your dog’s neck and be sure to leave 3 or 4 inches extra to tie a knot into 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 dog and secure the bow onto that.
Step 7: Secure bow to ‘Collar’ and Cover
Place the ribbon measured to your dog’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.
Now you have a beautiful, funky new piece of bling for your dog to show off! Just look at Kilo the Pug!