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Valentine’s with Dogs: 5 Minute DIY Dog Valentine

Because dog Valentines make the BEST Valentines.

Ever had one of those Valentine’s Days when you’ve completely forgotten to organise anything? Yep, us too!

So to save you tears on February 14th, here is a favourite quick fix that doesn’t involve flowers from the service station – the 5 MINUTE DIY DOG VALENTINE!

It’s easy, inexpensive and utterly adorable.

To start, grab your favourite four legged friend and follow our fun and easy instructions below.

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Dog Valentine’s Day- 5 Minute DIY Dog Valentine

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How to Make Your 5 Minute DIY Dog Valentine

You’ll Need…
  • 1 x sheet red or pink cardboard
  • 1 x ruler
  • 1 x pencil or white marker
  • 1 x scissors or paper cutter
  • 1 x round Cake tin
To Make…

1. Trace two circles using the cake tin to make the top of the heart.
2. Rule two lines to complete heart shape.
3. Cut out heart using scissors or paper cutter.
4. Cut cross in the centre of the heart shape using paper cutter.
5. Slip safely over your dog’s head. Ensure it causes no discomfort to your dog.

How to make a DIY dog Valentine

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Handy Hints!

* If you don’t have a cake tin, use a vase or similar circular object. Try to get something close to your dog’s head size.
* When cutting out the heart, try to cut around the straight lines to make a more organic heart shape.
* If you don’t have a paper cutter, gently fold the heart to cut the cross in the centre with scissors.

Creative ways to use your DIY dog Valentine

* Use your photo to create a personalised E-card
* Take a pic of your pooch with your phone and send a surprise doggie Valentine text!
* Use your dog valentine as a Maître d’ for your very own Valentine’s Brunch.

DIY 5 Minute Valentine for dogs

More cute DIY dog Valentine ideas

If you simply can’t resist an adorable photo op with your pup, you’ll love our fun and free DIY Valentine’s Day photo booth props – perfect for making love-filled happy snaps with your furry Valentine!

Whether it’s whipping up some easy homemade Valentine’s Day dog treats, making a DIY dog Valentine’s gift or treating them to one of these stylish Valentine’s Day gifts for dogs, we hope your day is full of love and making special memories together.


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30 responses to “Valentine’s with Dogs: 5 Minute DIY Dog Valentine”

  1. How cute! Soda is a beautiful Valentine. This may be part of my Valentine day post with credit and link to you!

  2. Mila says:

    This is BEYOND adorable. Genius!

  3. Michelle says:

    This is too cute! The hardest part will be getting my puppy to sit still while I slip the heart around his head! 🙂

  4. Oh my, this is sooo cute. What a perfect idea.

  5. This is just THE CUTEST thing ever! If we had a dog, I would definitely surprise my husband with this!

  6. Emily says:

    Love your site and this is such a cute idea!

  7. Rebekah says:

    Pinning this and added it to my collection of ideas for our pups. Thanks for such a simple and creative idea.

  8. Thanks Rebekah. I must admit I’m a Pinterest addict and get a kick if I see something I’ve done pinned – so thank you! And you’re very welcome – happy Valentines 🙂

  9. SODA!!!!! OMG I cannot contain myself LOL OK, I might have to try this at home with Mamma Biscuit LOL I just got so side tracked with that mysterious secret Valentine’s admirer turned prank! I love Soda!!!!!
    Mamma Biscuit!

  10. Patamaki says:

    This looks good. Will have to do this with mine and send it in my newsletter. (Will credit you of course). Thank you!

  11. Audrey says:

    The idea looks really cool!

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