Birthdays call for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than a spiffy new bandana to let everyone know it’s your Birthday!
And because I want everyone to celebrate with me, here’s a tutorial I created to help you make your own pet a celebratory bandana.
DIY Pet Birthday Bandana
- Cutting Utensil
- Screenprinting Ink (or acrylic paint mixed with Textile Medium)
- Sponge Brush
- Paint Tray
- Rubber Stamp (we hand carved ours, or you can find out how to purchase one here)
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Step 1: Using a ruler and cutting utensil, cut a bandana sized piece of fabric out of your material. We used a bandana I already had as a template, but you can also measure your pet’s neck and add about 4″ to be able to tie it. You might also opt to sew the edges of your bandana to prevent fraying before moving on to step 2.
Step 2: You will need your HOORAY! stamp for this part (my mom carved mine, find out how to carve a stamp here or find out how to purchase one here). Use your sponge brush to apply screen printing ink or acrylic paint mixed with Textile Medium to the stamp.
Step 3: Stamp your fabric in several places, re-applying paint after each one. Then allow to dry.
Adding another color can add to the overall effect.
And when you are all finished you will have a spiffy new bandana that’s perfect for celebrating my Birthday with me.
Happy Birthday to me! Only 3 more days until I’m officially 4 and get to open all my presents!
My HOORAY! stamp was inspired by a post on Squirrelly Minds.