I found this letter “I” not long ago at Michael’s and thought that it was the perfect shape to use as a bone for a dog project. One of my best friends just got a new puppy and I wanted to put together a little welcome basket for Buster. The letter “I” that looked like a bone would make the perfect leash holder for him. To customize the leash holder, I pencilled out Buster’s name first. I always like to write words out with chalk or pencil before painting them so that the spacing will be correct. Otherwise, if I didn’t, I always end up with wonky looking words. I used Fusion Mineral paint in Liberty Blue to paint over the pencil marks and write Buster’s name. I love Fusion for writing and detail work… with its slightly thinner consistency it is perfect for detail work. To finish it off, I added some polka dots around the edges and a couple of hearts with the same blue.
Add a few treats, a toy and a teething ring,and you have the perfect little gift basket for the cutest new puppy ever. Now if only he’d stick to the teething ring instead of chewing her furniture and carpet 🙂