DIY: 5 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers | Christmas, Birthday or any other occasion!!

♪Five AM and we are in trouble ♪ ♪ But we don’t really care ♪ ♪ Tell ourself there’s always tomorrow ♪ ♪ But it will still be there ♪ – Hey, guys. Welcome back to my channel. Since a lot of you guys
have been requesting it like crazy, I will show you five cute and easy DIY gift ideas for dog lovers. And if you want to be
part of my crafty family and be featured in one of my next videos, share your creations on Crafty Amino with the hashtag lookmako
so I can find it. I’m sure a lot of you
guys are already familiar with this app because you
already asked me about it, but if you don’t know what I’m talking about right now, don’t worry. I partnered with Crafty
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available for Android and IOS. This is a great app if you want to be part of a crafty community by
sharing your DIYs and ideas. Or just by learning new
people through chats or just by following them. I like the fact that it
feels like a community of people who also enjoys
being creative and crafty. So be sure to follow me on Crafty Amino. My name is Makoccino. You can easily find me there. Also I’m on Twitter and Snapchat because I love connecting with you guys. I just love communicating with you guys. But for now, let’s get started. To create this cute and
probably pretty relatable shirt. Start off by printing out text
onto some white, thick paper. And then with an X-Acto
knife begin carefully cutting out the letters. Cut the in and the outside of each letter. Of course you can use any font you like, but be sure to use something
that is not too thin or too difficult to cut out or otherwise the text might look messy in the end. Once you’ve created the
stencil with the text, place some cardboard, or in
this case a cork place mat, inside your shirt to prevent
the paint to go through. And then place the stencil on top. You can tape it to the shirt so it doesn’t move around
too much, just in case. Now you can go ahead and
carefully dab on white or any other colored fabric
paint over the stencil using a sponge brush. And don’t worry about the
inside of the letters. We will fix it later. Repeat the step until you’ve
covered the stencil completely, and then you can remove it. I also wanted to add some paws. That’s why I printed out
one paw in the size a font would look cute and then
I repeated the steps. Once the letters have dried a little bit, place the cutout letters on
top that have details inside and then with black fabric
paint cover up the white areas. And then carefully remove them. You can also place the
inside to the stencil while painting the letters in case you have shirts in other colors, but be sure to attach them
with a little bit of tape or glue that you can
easily wash off later. Let everything dry, and
depending on your fabric paint, you are either finished or you need to seal everything by ironing it. I found this is such a
cute and funny shirt. And of course this text works with other fluffy animals as well. And if you don’t want to use fabric paint, you can also use fabric transfer foil and print any text or
design related to dogs and iron it on top of a tote bag, shirt, or anything else you like. I just found it funny to add
these words to a shopping bag, but you can of course add
it to everything you want. For this design, I
changed the O into a paw and also added more paws below. But be sure to mirror the
text before you print it out, or the text will be the wrong way around. And you’re done. And if you want to make
something that reminds you or your friends to stay positive, I will show you a super
easy way to do that. Begin by printing out the
text in the size you want your wall art to be and
then turn around the paper. Now with a charcoal or a soft
pencil, cover the back side. This is going to be the
transfer layer for our design. Next turn around the paper
and place it onto a canvas or other paper you want
to use for the wall art. And then start outlining the words. This is rather a hack and a shortcut, but this is where you
make sure that the letters are all even and it saves
you a lot of trouble. If you want, you can also
add a paw or something else. I decided I will add two paws in the end. Now you can either use acrylic
paint or colored Sharpies, but I decided to use just a black marker to fill in the letters. For the paws, I used the
stencil I used earlier for the shirt, but you can
draw them freehand as well. Add any detail, frame,
or anything you like to the design, and you’re done. You can also use the same
technique on a mug as well. All you need to do is tape the text onto a clean mug and repeat the steps. Outline the letters to
transfer the charcoal or the pencil lead onto the mug. And then just outline
and color in the letters using a Sharpie or a porcelain pen. Let everything dry and then bake the mug. I feel like you can never
have enough mugs in your house because, honestly, I always
run out of clean mugs. And if you want to make
something small and cute that you can carry around,
this cute dog key chain is perfect for you or your friend. For the key chain, I
used mini Perler beads, but you can use any size you like. Start by outlining the dog first. I will link my inspiration
for this design down below in case you want to look
at it in more detail. Once we have the outline, we
can add the mouth and the eyes. For the mouth, I added the beads in the shape of the
letter T and for the eyes, I just used one bead on each side. And now you can start
personalizing your dog by adding more beads inside the outline. You can give the dog
different colors or patterns. This is just an idea. Make it as cute as you want. Once you’re happy with the design, place a baking sheet on top, and iron it. The more you iron it, the less visible are the holes inside the beads. So it’s up to you how you
like your design to be. Iron the design on both sides if you want. Then with a needle or something else, poke through a hole where
we can add a jump ring. Now add the key chain, close
the jump ring, and you’re done. Let me know in the comments down below, what was your favorite DIY in this video? And if you’re going to
recreate it for your friend or rather for yourself. If you need more inspirations
for DIY gift ideas, I have a whole playlist here. You can check it out. And if you’re new to this channel, don’t forget to subscribe here and to turn your notifications on to be on the notification squad. Thank you so much for watching, guys. Have a wonderful day and
I will see you next week. Bye.

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  1. If you are rather a CAT LOVER, I have a video about DIY: Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers as well! Check it out here: 🙂

  2. I love this DIYs!! actually last summer I did myself a dog keychain with perler beads as a gift for a friend! what a coincidence ^^
    I absolutely love each and everyone of your videos :3
    love from Spain <3

  3. Thanks so much for uploading this video!!! Now I know exactly what I'm gonna make for a gift for my best friend! Love you mako <33

  4. Mako!!! You help me every year with xmas presents. I like to actually make xmas presents it makes it more personal and makes me feel good that its personalized! Thank You!

  5. I absolutely LOVED the "think pawsitive" mug – I have a feeling a similar mug will appear in my cupboard soon! 😀 (by the way, I´m both dog and cat lover so there might appear the cat face mug too) 😀

  6. I'm a cat person (I still like dogs tho) and you can make all of theses but cat cesium like the dog hit don't care one you can't make but replace dog with cat

  7. omg yay I'll make these for myself and my brother because we both love dogs and I even have one she's a female her name is JULIE 💜

  8. i love the mug! i will definatley make that for my friend. if i use sharpie instead of porcelain pen is it still dishwasher safe?

  9. Hey mako..I hav been addicted to ur diy videos since i discovered them. Really felt like hitting a 1000 likes💝 Btw u look so young..almost 16 or something!

  10. does anyone know the name of the opening song? the '' 5 am and we are in trouble'' one? googling the lyrics, i couldn't find the right song. i just found songs about struggling with drugs at 5 am.. o.o

  11. 3:12 … I literally thought it's a penis 😂😂😂😂 hell I go into the corner and shame now I'm sorry xD

  12. Hi there, loving your videos!

    I'm just wondering, what equipment are you using to make that doggie keyring? I think it is so cute and there seem to be endless possibilities in what you can make.

    I'd really love to know 🙂

  13. I’m looking for a bunch of gift ideas for my friend’s birthday party and I looked at this video and I loved it! I’m going to try and recreate the think pawsitive picture!

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