As you read this, I am most likely sitting at a lawyers office closing on my first house!!! You can bet I am giddy, but the excitement of purchasing a first home also comes with an extremely long to do list. On our to do list, we have a lot of typical items to cross off like buying a new front door lock, painting the interior walls, moving all of our furniture to the new house, and deep cleaning before we move in, but one thing that was on the top of our list that most people wouldn’t think of is making sure that our dogs feel special, and included. I can already tell that they feel a bit confused by the packed boxes and missing items around our house, but I want to make sure that they are fully comfortable during this entire process and have their own special part in our new home!
Dakota and Payton really are the stars in our family – they are the sweetest pups, and anytime people come over, the dogs are always the center of attention! Dakota is extremely laid back. She loves tummy rubs, balls, cuddling and sleeping. Payton is the complete opposite of Dakota. She is always on the move, and very hyper. She loves chasing birds, giving tons of kisses, eating food and being outside. The one thing that they both have in common is being loved by us!
Step 2: Squeeze a bit of paint on a paper plate, take a sponge or paint brush (I used a sponge) and begin dabbing the paint on the paw pads of your pup! This is much easier with two people so one can hold your dog and give him or her lots of pets and love while the other paints their paws.
Step 5: When you are finished with their paws, line up your stencils as neat as possible hold them down with a piece of tape on the top and bottom. We had the tape hang off the bottom of the canvas so that it would be easy to take off when finished. Once you lined up the stencils and taped them down, make sure the letters look even to you. If they aren’t, fix them before you paint. If they are even, you can paint inside the stencils!
Step 6: Take your tape and stencil off and let your artwork dry!! Once dry, you can hang them on your wall for a meaningful piece of art in your home. Enjoy!!
I hope you loved this special craft idea for my dogs and hope you can use it in your home for your animals, as well. Let me know what you think!! Make sure to take advantage of the Purina brand coupons at Kroger while you have the chance. You can find them here. Have a great week, everyone!