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DIY Pet Gift Tags Tutorial and Dangerous Holiday Plants for Pets!
Now that Halloween is done, we are getting into the really busy season. With Thanksgiving only 3 weeks away and Christmas only 7 weeks away (I didn’t think it was that close until I looked at the calendar!), it’s time to get shopping and stocking up on items for the Holiday dinners, gifts and more. I shop at Dillon’s where it’s a one stop shop and I can get everything I need for us and our pets.
Our pets are part of our family and I like to treat other people’s pets that way too. When you get invited to a holiday party, you don’t go empty handed…do you? I don’t! And I also always take along something for the pets. I am also sharing about dangerous holiday plants for pets because not everyone knows that something as simple as a Poinsettia can make your pet very ill. More about that later.
They get excited when company comes over and usually end up getting yelled at to go lay down or locked in a room so they don’t bother you. But if you take a treat like Beggin’ Strips and long-lasting chews like Busy Dog Treats that’ll keep them busy and happy this holiday season.
Today, I am sharing with you a tutorial on how to create pet gift tags. It’s pretty simple but we have also included a pet gift tags free printable in case you don’t want to make your own.
- Card Stock sheets.
- Hole punch.
- Beggin’ Strips.
- Busy bone.
1. Place your pictures into a folder on your computer so you can easily find them.
2. Load card stock into printer.
3. Go to Picmonkey.com on your computer.
4. Click on Collage.
5. Click on layouts.
6. Click on Square Deal.
7. Click on the 3 x 3 if you want larger pictures or 4 x 4 if you want smaller ones. I made some of both so you could see the difference.
8. Click on the lock on the bottom to unlock proportions. You want to change it to 2000 x 2500. This will print on an 8 x 10 sheet of card stock.
9. Click the image button.
10. Click add images.
11. Once you’ve selected your images on your computer, drag and drop your image in a square. You can have all the same or a different one in each square.
12. I chose to leave 2 of them empty and put a background in them so I could write a saying on them. Again, just drag and drop.
13. You can leave a space in between the pictures or have them butt up against each other. I chose to leave a little white space. Go to the bottom button – background and click on it. Then click on spacing. I left mine on 10 but if you don’t want any space, slide the bar to zero (0).
14. Once you are done placing all your pictures, then you are ready to export it to editor and it should look something like this. Or you can save it just like it is. Just click the save button at the top and save to your computer.
15. Once in editor you can add text, symbols, hats and more.
16. When you are done and happy with the way it looks, save it to computer. You can give it a name and save as .png or .jpg.
17. Now you are ready to print it and make some cute dog gift tags. When your printer pops up, be sure the box is unchecked for print to fit size or else your picture will get stretched and not look right. It should look something like this but with your pictures. You can see the hat I placed on Lilly’s head.
If you want to just print and go, then here is a free printable dog gift tags sheet. Just print, cut and go. I actually combined these with the pictures and thought they looked really cute.
DIY Pet Gift Tags:
Now to make little gifts for your dog or cat or your friends pets. I chose to make dog treats gifts today and will make cat treats gifts another day.
Cut out your pictures and paws if you are using both.
Take a Beggin’ Strips which smell like bacon and taste like bacon because they’re made with real bacon, and a Busy Dog Treat and wrap a piece of ribbon around it. Secure it with some twine.
These are easy to make except when you have someone staring at you waiting until you aren’t looking.
Attach your picture and/or paw print with some twine and they are ready to gift to your favorite pets.
You can also attach the tags to a box for bigger gifts.
If you want to make smaller ones, just choose the 4 x 4, change your dimensions, and they will look like this. I only did 4 pictures for demonstration. The good thing about these gift tags is that you can also use pictures of your family members.
What else can you do with the pet gift tags? How about hanging them on a tree? I only have our small tree available right now, but I think they look pretty awesome.
These are the 4 x 4 pictures. The paw prints are the same as above.
As I said before, the busy season is upon us and I don’t want to go to 10 different stores to get everything I need. Dillon’s has all of our pet’s food, treats and toys in one place. Two aisles full to be exact!
We have been feeding Harley Purina Beneful rich in antioxidants and has meat as the #1 ingredient with no sugar added which is important to us and many others. It is also full of whole grains and accents of vegetables in a mix of tender and crunchy bites that gives Harley 100% nutrition and she loves it.
Harley waiting patiently to eat giving me her paw.
Spread holiday love to your furry friends with the help of Purina! Now through the end of November, take advantage of great savings on your favorite Purina pet products available at Kroger with this Coupons.com link, while supplies last.
Dangerous Holiday Plants.
I told you before that we were going to share about dangerous holiday plants and signs that they may have gotten into something. Please share so that people are aware of the things that can make your pets very sick or even cause death.
Head over here for more inspiration!