The Tiny Heart: Guest Post: Minnie Mouse Dog Costume + VISA Giveaway

10.28.2014

Guest Post: Minnie Mouse Dog Costume + VISA Giveaway

Today Christie from The Closet by Christie is taking over the blog with an adorable DIY dog costume for Halloween! She's also got an awesome giveaway for you!


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Hi Everyone- I'm Christie of The Closet by Christie blog, your 9 to 5 style guide. It's a blog for the twenty-something woman that is beginning down the journey of developing a career, whether it be an internship or office job, and wants to incorporate their trendiness into everyday life on the job. While office wear is the focus, I love to incorporate all of my loves- style guides, style on a budget, dog fashion, and DIY projects... just to name a few! Show me some love! You can find me at- www.theclosetbychristie.com. Now, onto the guest post-

It's almost Halloween and if you're like me, you're wondering what your dog is going to be. Whether you are dressing your child, pet, or yourself- costumes are so expensive these days! Why not DIY using a few items from your local craft store or your own closet?

Last year, my dog Paisley was Minnie Mouse and I proudly DIY'ed her costume! Here's our DIY Guide for a Minnie Mouse Dog Costume!

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What You'll Need:
- Black Felt
- 2 Red Bows
- 2 Metal Clips
- a Hot Glue Gun
- Scissors
- White Crayon or Silver Sharpie

Quick Tip: I bought all of the above mentioned items from my local Michael's craft store and likely cost under $10. They often have great coupons listed on their website. Check out their Deal's Page for coupons- among them is a 50% off any one item coupon!

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Create mouse ear clips in just 4 easy steps!

1- Use your white or silver marker to draw a small circle. The size of the circle will vary based on the size of your dog.
2- Fold the felt sheet in half and cut along the line you stenciled. When you're finished, you'll have two identical felt circles!
3- Hot glue a red bow on the front of each felt circle, towards the bottom.
4- Once dry, hot glue a metal clip on the back of each felt circle. This should be placed exactly behind the red bow.


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Now that the ears are complete, you're probably wondering about the skirt. I bought this adorable Minnie Mouse tutu at Petsmart last year. I waited until just a few days before Halloween to get it and they had already marked it down to $4! Here's a cute alternative for just $5 on Etsy- Red Dog Tutu.

And... voila!



Now for the giveaway! I'm giving away a $20 VISA Gift Card to one lucky reader!


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