Nicole™ Crafts Spool Dog

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Spool Dog

Customize this cute project to make a mini replica of your own dog! By just adding paint, beads or other basic craft items, these wood shapes can be transformed into just about anything you can imagine!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Glue four beads to the inner spool at top and bottom for paws and body. Allow to set.
  • 2
    Glue open end of candle cup to flat side of wheel covering hole but slightly off to one side.
  • 3
    Stand spool up and glue grooved side of wheel to top of spool, covering hole but slide up so wheel hangs over top of spool opposite side of paws for head. Allow to set.
  • 4
    Paint dog Snow White. Paint one front and one back paw Ebony black. Paint spots on body and one on face where you want to place one eye. Paint a black nose on tip of candle cup.
  • 5
    Using pouncer and Baby Pink, create cheeks on face.
  • 6
    Brush dog with varnish. Allow to dry.
  • 7
    Glue on wiggle eyes. Draw on eyebrow and mouth with marker.
  • 8
    Cut a 1 inch piece of Black chenille stem. Bend in half. Glue to edge of wheel on Black side of face. Repeat for White eye using White chenille stem.
  • 9
    Cut a 3 ½ inch piece of Black chenille stem. Bend in half. Glue ends in hole in back of dog. Bend up for tail.
  • 10
    Mix Ebony Black and Snow White paint to make gray. Paint button Gray. Paint a Black paw print on top. When dry, brush with varnish.
  • 11
    Glue button to spool under head for dog tag. Cut a 4 ½ inch piece of Red ribbon. Glue center to top of tag and glue ends around back of head.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Closed Spool Small 2 inch 104751975
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Toy Wheel 1-1/2 inches 4 pcs. 104139754
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Candle Cup 1/4 inch 7 pcs. 104139638
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Round Bead 5/8 inch 34 pcs. 104139785
  • Lara's Crafts™ Birch Button 1/4 inch 23 pcs. 104139630
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6mm Multi-Color 75 pcs. 104277522
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes Oval 10MM 144pcs. 104234520
  • Offray® Spool O' Ribbon Purple 104188398
  • Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker Black 104128548
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz 104387409
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Ebony Black 104106681
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Pink 104106661
  • Nicole Crafts™ Mini Foam Pouncer 3 pack 104110702
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 8 104118910
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 4 104118909
  • Aleene's® Tacky Glue 4 oz. 104148018