If you want something a little different to
decorate that topknot, check out
your local fabric or craft store
button section. There are some fun designs available... even
some designs that are more appropriate for BOYS! They're
really easy to assemble so instructions are likely not required but
we're providing them just in case!
usually two ways to assemble them into hair decorations. If it
doesn't make a difference which direction the button points, just slip the
hair band elastic through the hole, form a loop and tie the ends
below face like diagram A above. I want
them to be able to face left or right so I did the following...
You now have a loop and two hair band tails.
Thread both tails through the loop and pull the
tails evenly to tighten.
Tie the end of the tails into a knot
and trim the tails if needed.
Depending on the thickness of the hair hair it will wrap around,
you may need to adjust the hair band knot to make it looser or tighter.
Repeat if you want two decorations.
Put the hair
up with your regular bands... I use little no-snag elastics...
then slip the decorative hair bands on.
Make sure they're tight enough so they won't fall into the
water bowl or food dish when the dog lowers his/her head! If you dog
might eat them, be certain they're tight enough to stay in place or
don't use them!
of any kind are not suitable for dogs if he/she (or
another dog in the home) may eat inappropriate things.
Note too that these would be a choking hazard for small
children. If this is the case, only use tiny
elastic hair bands.
Regular buttons with two holes through the front work
For standard 2 hole buttons, just cut the hair band in half or to the
length, thread the ends through the holes from the front of the
tie a knot and trim.
I used tweezers to help get the hair band through
the holes because it was a snug fit.
(This dog's hair by the inside corners of his eyes is
in the growing out stage after being trimmed short.)